"Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Also Isaiah 26:13, , , . It is the foundation of God, not the fiction of man: objective, not merely subjective. 3d, Christ himself, in whom all these doctrines are yea and amen, is the foundation of his church, and of the knowledge, experience, and practice of every individual belonging to it, of which see the note on 1 Corinthians 3:11. Having this seal Or inscription, as the word often signifies, meaning the mark made by a seal, as well as the seal itself. Inscriptions were often engraven on a "foundation" stone (Revelation 21:14) (Alford). "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". (See Deuteronomy 6:9; Deuteronomy 11:20. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. The one says a deep thing about God; the other says a plain thing about us. This shows who are His! Bengel makes "the foundation" the immoveable faithfulness of God (to His promises to His elect). The two statements which are the seal of the firm foundation have been connected with Numbers 16:5; Numbers 16:26, where Moses says to Korah and his friends, in the morning YHWH will show who are His, and who are holy, which in LXX is God has visited and known those who are His (Numbers 16:5) and depart from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins (Numbers 16:26). 1) Some have referred this foundation to the sure foundation described in Isaiah 28:16, (although the rendering in LXX does not specifically lend itself to the connection). 1:2; Titus 1:4). 1905. 2 Timothy 2:26 NASB Lexicon. Compare, too, the words of the Good Shepherd (John 10:14; John 10:27-29). An extensive blessing. But who build on this foundation? To know his, here is not only to have a knowledge, but is accompanied with a love and singular protection over them, with such graces as shall make them persevere to the end. 4) Others see it as referring to the foundation that God has laid in the Apostles and Prophets, with Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. Compare Acts 16:5. And the assurance is that He knows those who are His, and the requirement is that those who name His Name should depart from unrighteousness. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. Guthrie, p150.]. Compare Revelation 18:4 and note. As the dew that falleth on the mountains runs down to the valleys, and the precious ointment that was poured upon the head of Aaron ran down to the skirts of his clothing (Psalms 133:1-3. The term foundation, here used for the Church of God on earth, is remarkable, and points to a great truth: that, after all, this life is but a beginning, and that His Church here is but a foundationis only the first and early storey of that glorious Church the Divine Architect has planned, and will complete in heaven. 2 Timothy 4:19. as above. We should give full force to the . 17 This kind of talk spreads like cancer, # 2:17 Greek gangrene. Nevertheless. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/2-timothy-2.html. Though reprobates 'err concerning the truth' (2 Timothy 2:18), and deny the faith, God abates not His faithfulness (cf. Even though some in the Ephesian church were upsetting and being upset, the universal church itself had stood and would continue to stand firm (Gr. Whichever interpretations we prefer we must not lose sight of the fact that the general principle is the same. of God's decree to protect his elect, than a different seal. That would tie in well with the fact that the foundation here also connects with two such statements and would in the end make the firm foundation here refer to the sovereign purpose of God, as it did there. The Lord knoweth them that are His. The words may be paraphrased: He knows His own because He loves them; never will He cease to know them, but will keep them for ever and for ever. NASB KJV Lexicon. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/2-timothy-2.html. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". So, brethren, it is wise for us to look at the dangers, to be fully aware of the perils, to be tremblingly conscious of our own weakness, but it is folly and faithlessness to look at the danger so exclusively, or to feel our own weakness so keenly as that either one or the other, or both of them combined, shall obscure to our sight the far greater and confidence-giving truth of the knowledge, the sympathy, and the extended protecting hand, of our Brother and our Lord. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, , Nevertheless the foundation of God is sure -, And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, Having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his, and let everyone that nameth the name of Christ, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, , every plant which the heavenly Father hath not planted, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. We can compare how in the Old Testament the prophetic teaching was sealed (Isaiah 8:16), and the prophetic future was sealed (Daniel 12:4; Daniel 12:9). The intensive use of know is Illustrated by Genesis 18:19, Exodus 33:12; Exodus 33:17, Nahum 1:7, John 10:14; John 10:27, 1 Corinthians 8:3; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Corinthians 14:38, R.V.m., Galatians 4:9. . . .: The language is perhaps another echo of the story of Korah: . 2 Timothy 2:19. Apostasy from the faith is soon followed by iniquity (2 Timothy 3:2-8; 2 Timothy 3:13). There have been plenty of Christian people who have been so absorbed in the contemplation of unconditional election, eternal predestination, final perseverance, and all the rest of the theological formularies that have been spun out of these words, that they have forgotten the other side altogether. So there is the deep, the sure, the divine guarantee that the foundation standeth firm. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. Do not ignore the danger, nor pro-sumptuously forget your own weakness, but remember when I said my foot slippeth Thy mercy held me up. Recognise the slippery ice and the feeble foot, and couple with them the other thought, The Lord knoweth them that are His. Solemn Charge. 2012. as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus. The "house" (2 Timothy 2:20) is the elect whom "the Lord knoweth" (acknowledgeth as His, Matthew 7:23; John 10:14; 1 Corinthians 8:3), and who persevere to the end, though others 'err concerning the truth' (Matthew 24:24; John 10:28; Romans 8:38-39; 1 John 2:19). "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". "my son" This refers to Paul as Timothy's father in the gospel (cf. 2 Timothy 2:19 19 Nevertheless x the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: The Lord y knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names the name of 7 Christ depart from iniquity. A reference here to Numbers 16:5. And what is the imagery employed? And so there has been licence, and a presumptuous building upon a supposed past; there has been a contempt for the outsiders, and the driving of a coach and six through the plainest teachings of common righteousness and morality. 26. depart from the tents of these wicked men, to be as it were a second seal, or part of the seal of God's firm decree, inasmuch as the elect by his grace, or when they are prevented and assisted by his grace, will always depart from iniquity; will remain firm in faith, and in the practice of good works: so that this may rather be an effect of the former seal, i.e. Be you clean who bear the vessels of the Lord. The same verb for depart is used in LXX, but there they are bearers of the vessels of the Lord, not the actual vessels. Dr. Whitby supposes that the apostle alludes here to Numbers 16:5, To-morrow the Lord will show who are his, and who is holy; and that the clause has a peculiar reference to the apostles, in opposition to heretical teachers. The Greek requires, The strong (or firm) foundation of God stands fast. What is this strong foundation? Those who belong, to the Lord must turn away from the false teachers. It is called a seal here instead of an inscription, for a seal best conveys the idea of the solemn binding character of the writing. 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