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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Timothy 1:6


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    King James Bible - 2 Timothy 1:6

    Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

    World English Bible

    For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the
    gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Timothy 1:6

    For which cause I admonish thee, that thou stir up the grace of God which is in thee, by the imposition of my hands.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For which cause I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the
    gift of God, which is in thee by the imposition of my hands.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    δι
    1223 ην 3739 αιτιαν 156 αναμιμνησκω 363 5719 σε 4571 αναζωπυρειν 329 5721 το 3588 χαρισμα 5486 του 3588 θεου 2316 ο 3739 εστιν 2076 5748 εν 1722 σοι 4671 δια 1223 της 3588 επιθεσεως 1936 των 3588 χειρων 5495 μου 3450

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    VERSE (6) -
    2Ti 2:14 Isa 43:26 1Ti 4:6 2Pe 1:12; 3:1 Jude 1:5

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:6

    ¶ Por lo cual te aconsejo que despiertes el don de Dios, que est en ti por la imposicin de mis manos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Timothy 1:6

    Verse 6. Stir up the
    gift of God, which is in thee] The gift which Timothy had received was the Holy Spirit; and through him, a particular power to preach and defend the truth. This gift is represented here, under the notion of a fire, which, if it be not frequently stirred up, and fresh fuel added to it, will go out. This is the precise idea which the apostle had in his mind; hence the term anazwpurein, which signifies to stir up the fire; to add fresh fuel to it. From this it plainly appears, that if Timothy had not continued to be a daily worker with God, he would have received the grace of God in vain. The Latins have a similar metaphor, excitare igniculos ingenii, to stir up the sparks of genius.

    By the putting on of my hands.] See on 1 Tim. iv. 14.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance , etc.] Because of the great affection the apostle had for Timothy, and because of that confidence he had of him, that unfeigned faith dwelt in him, as well as because this had had a place in his relations before him; he therefore acts the part of a kind monitor to him, and, upon these considerations, doubts not of succeeding in his following admonition: that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee ; by the gift is meant his ministerial gift; for what qualifies men for the ministry, is not anything natural in them, nor acquired by them, but what is given unto them, and that of God: and this was in him; it continued with him; it was not lost by him, nor taken from him, as gifts may be, when they are not used; and yet it seems as if there was some decline, some backwardness and indifference as to the exercise of it: he might be too remiss, negligent, and forgetful of it; wherefore the apostle puts him in mind to stir it up: there is in the word used a metaphor taken from coals of fire covered with ashes, as if almost extinct, and need to be blown up into a flame, and a very apt one it is; since the gifts of the Spirit, especially his extraordinary ones, such as ministers in those times had, are compared to fire: (see Matthew 3:11 Acts 2:3) and these may be reinflamed or increased, when they seem on the decline, by reading, meditation, prayer, and the frequent exercise of them.

    Agreeably to this the Arabic version renders it, that thou kindle the fire of the gift of God which is in thee; and the rather the apostle took this freedom with Timothy, not only because of his superior age and office, but because this gift was through his means; by the putting on of my hands ; though not alone, but with the rest of the presbytery; (see Gill on 1 Timothy 4:14).


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-14 - God has not given us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of power, or courage and resolution, to meet difficulties and dangers; the spirit of love to him, which will carry us through opposition. And the spirit of a sound mind, quietness of mind. The Holy Spirit is not the author of timid or cowardly disposition, or of slavish fears. We are likely to bear afflictions well, when we have strength and power from God to enable us to bear them. As is usual with Paul, when he mentions Chris and his redemption, he enlarges upon them; so full was he of that whic is all our salvation, and ought to be all our desire. The call of the gospel is a holy call, making holy. Salvation is of free grace. This is said to be given us before the world began, that is, in the purpose of God from all eternity; in Christ Jesus, for all the gifts that com from God to sinful man, come in and through Christ Jesus alone. And a there is so clear a prospect of eternal happiness by faith in Him, wh is the Resurrection and the Life, let us give more diligence in makin his salvation sure to our souls. Those who cleave to the gospel, nee not be ashamed, the cause will bear them out; but those who oppose it shall be ashamed. The apostle had trusted his life, his soul, an eternal interests, to the Lord Jesus. No one else could deliver an secure his soul through the trials of life and death. There is a da coming, when our souls will be inquired after. Thou hadst a sou committed to thee; how was it employed? in the service of sin, or in the service of Christ? The hope of the lowest real Christian rests of the same foundation as that of the great apostle. He also has learne the value and the danger of his soul; he also has believed in Christ and the change wrought in his soul, convinces the believer that the Lord Jesus will keep him to his heavenly kingdom. Paul exhorts Timoth to hold fast the Holy Scriptures, the substance of solid gospel trut in them. It is not enough to assent to the sound words, but we mus love them. The Christian doctrine is a trust committed to us; it is of unspeakable value in itself, and will be of unspeakable advantage to us. It is committed to us, to be preserved pure and entire, yet we mus not think to keep it by our own strength, but by the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us; and it will not be gained by those who trust in their own hearts, and lean to their own understandings. (2Ti 1:15-18)


    Greek Textus Receptus


    δι
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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6. Wherefore (di hn aitian). Lit. for which cause. Aitia not in
    Paul. The phrase in verse 12; Tit. i. 13; also in Luke, Acts, and Hebrews Paul's expression is dio or dia touto.

    Stir up (anazwpurein). N.T.o . LXX, (Gen. xlv. 27; 1 Macc. xiii. 7. In Class., as Eurip. Electra, 1121, ajn' au su zwpureiv neikh nea you are rekindling old strifes. From ajna again zwov alive, pur fire. To zwpuron is a piece of hot coal, an ember, a spark. Plato calls the survivors of the flood smikra zwpura tou twn ajnqrwpwn genouv diaseswsmena small sparks of the human race preserved. The word is, therefore, figurative, to stir or kindle the embers. Ana combines the meanings again and up, rekindle or kindle up. Vulg. only the former, resuscitare. Comp. ajnaptein xii. 49; Jas. iii. 5. It is not necessary to assume that Timothy's zeal had become cold.

    The gift of God (to carisma tou qeou). See on 1 Tim. iv. 14. The laying on of my hands. See on 1 Tim. iv. 14.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:6 {For the which cause} (di' hen aitian). "For which cause," stronger than dio. So in verse #12; Tit 1:13. Only example of aitia by Paul save in #Ac 28:20. {I put thee in remembrance} (anamimneskw). Old compound to remind (#1Co 4:17; 2Co 7:15). {That thou stir up} (se anazwpurein). Present active infinitive of anazwpurew, old double compound (ana and zwpuron, live coal, zwos and pur, qen the bellows for kindling), to rekindle, to stir into flame, to keep blazing (continuous action, present time), only here in N.T. See #1Th 5:19 for the figure of fire concerning the Holy Spirit. See anaptw in #Lu 12:49. {The gift of God} (to carisma tou qeou). See #1Ti 4:14. Here Paul says mou (my), there he mentions the presbytery. Paul felt a deep personal interest in Timothy. See #1Co 7:7; Ro 6:23; 11:29 for the gift of God.


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