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THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TIMOTHY - Chapter 6 - Verse 14

Verse 14. That thou keep this commandment. Referring particularly to the solemn injunction which he had just given him, to "fight the good fight of faith," but perhaps also including all that he had enjoined on him.

Without spot. It seems harsh, and is unusual, to apply the epithet— "without spot"—aspilov—to a command or doctrine, and the passage may be so construed that this may be understood as referring to Timothy himself—" That thou keep the commandment so that thou mayest be without spot and unrebukeable." See Bloomfield, Crit. Dig., in loc. The word here rendered "without spot," occurs in the New Testament only here, and in Jas 1:27; 1 Pe 1:19; 2 Pe 3:14.

It means without any stain or blemish; pure. If applied here to Timothy, it means that he should so keep the command that there would be no stain on his moral character; if to the doctrine, that that should be kept pure.

Unrebukeable. So that there be no occasion for reproof or reproach. See Barnes "Php 2:15".

 

Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. See Barnes "1 Th 2:19"; See Barnes "1 Th 4:16"; See Barnes "1 Th 5:23".

 

{c} "unrebukeable" Php 2:15 {d} "appearing" 1 Th 5:23

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