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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TIMOTHY - Chapter 2 - Verse 14

Verse 14. Of these things put them in remembrance. These great principles in regard to the kingdom of Christ. They would be as useful to others as they were for Timothy, to whom they were specially addressed.

Charging them before the Lord. In the presence of the Lord, implying that it was a very important matter. See Barnes "1 Ti 1:18".

 

That they strive not about words to no profit. See Barnes "1 Ti 1:6"; See Barnes "1 Ti 6:4".

 

But to the subverting of the hearers. Turning them away from the simplicity of faith. It is rare, indeed, that a religious controversy does not produce this effect, and this is commonly the case, where, as often happens, the matter in dispute is of little importance.

{k} "put them" 2 Pe 1:13 {l} "strive not" Tit 3:9,10

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