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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Timothy 1:9

    CHAPTERS: 2 Timothy 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18




    King James Bible - 2 Timothy 1:9

    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

    World English Bible

    who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Timothy 1:9

    Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began;

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    VERSE (9) -
    Mt 1:21 Ac 2:47 1Co 1:18 Eph 2:5,8 1Ti 1:1 Tit 3:4,5

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:9

    que nos ha librado, y nos llam a la santa vocacin; no por nuestras obras, sino segn el intento suyo y por la gracia, la cual nos es dada en Cristo Jess antes de los tiempos de los siglos;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Timothy 1:9

    Verse 9. Who hath
    saved us] From sin; the spirit of bondage, and all tormenting fear. This is the design of the Gospel.

    And called us with a holy calling] Invited us to holiness and comfort here; and to eternal glory hereafter.

    Not according to our works] We have not deserved any part of the good we have received; and can never merit one moment of the exceeding great and eternal weight of glory which is promised. See the notes on the parallel passages.

    Before the world began] pro cronwn aiwniwn. Before the Mosaic dispensation took place, God purposed the salvation of the Gentiles by Christ Jesus; and the Mosaic dispensation was intended only as the introducer of the Gospel. The law was our schoolmaster unto Christ, Gal. iii. 24. See the parallel places, and the notes there.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 9. Who hath saved us, and called us , etc.] And therefore should not be ashamed of his Gospel, but should readily partake of the afflictions of it, depending on his power to support under them. There is a salvation previous to calling: there is a temporal salvation; a special providence attends the elect of God, as soon as born; God's visitation in a very special manner preserves their spirits; they are kept from many imminent dangers, and some of them from the grosser immoralities of life; and there is a chain of providences, as the fixing of their habitations, bringing to such a place, and under such a ministry, with various other things, ways and methods, which lead on to the effectual calling: and there is a preservation of them in Christ Jesus, antecedent to calling, ( Jude 1:1). God had a mind to save some; he pitched on his own Son to be the Saviour of them; he put those persons into his hands, where they are safely preserved; so as not to be damned, and everlastingly perish, notwithstanding their fall in Adam, their original corruption, and actual transgressions, until called by grace: yea, that spiritual and eternal salvation, which is by Jesus Christ, is before calling; this was resolved upon from eternity; a council of peace was formed; a covenant of grace was made; a promise of life given; persons were fixed upon to be saved; a Saviour was appointed, and blessings of grace were put into his hands; and all according to an eternal purpose.

    Salvation was not only resolved upon, but the scheme of it was contrived from eternity, in a way agreeable to all the divine perfections, in which Satan is most mortified, the creature abased, and the elect effectually saved; nay, salvation is obtained before calling, Christ being called to this work, and having undertook it, was in the fulness of time sent to effect it, and is become the author of it: the thing is done, and all that remain are the application of it, which is in the effectual calling, and the full possession of it, which will be in heaven. The calling here spoken of is not to an office, nor a mere call by the external ministry of the word, but a call by special grace, to special privileges, to grace and glory; and is an high and heavenly one, and is here called holy, for it follows, with an holy calling . The Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions read, with his holy calling: the author of it is holy; it is a call to holiness, and the means of it are holy; and in it persons have principles of grace and holiness implanted in them; and are influenced to live holy lives and conversations: not according to our works ; neither salvation nor calling are according to the works of men: not salvation; works are not the moving cause of it, but the free love and favour of God; nor the procuring cause of it, but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor the adjuvant or helping cause of it, for his own arm brought salvation alone: nor calling; which must be either according to works before, or after; not according to works before calling, for such are not properly good works, being destitute of faith in Christ, and proceeding neither from a right principle, nor to a right end; not according to works after calling, as they are after it they are the fruits of calling grace, and cannot be the cause, or rule, and measure at it: but according to his own purpose and grace ; salvation is according to both: it is according to the purpose of God; God resolved upon the salvation of some; in pursuance of this resolution, he set up Christ as the Mediator; and it being necessary that he should be man, this was agreed to, and a body was prepared him; the time of his coming was fixed, called the fulness of time; and his sufferings and death, with all the circumstances of them, were determined by God. And it is according to grace; the resolution for it, and the contrivance of it, are owing to the grace of God; and which also appears in the making of a covenant; in setting up Christ as the Mediator of it; in the mission of him into this world; and in all the parts and branches of salvation: in the choice of persons to it; in the redemption of them by Christ; in their justification by his righteousness; in the pardon of their sins through his blood; in their adoption, regeneration, sanctification, and eternal glory; and the end of it is the glory of the grace of God.

    Vocation is also according to both the purpose and grace of God: it is according to his purpose; the persons called are fixed upon by him; whom he predestinates he calls; none are called, but whom God purposed to call; and for their calling no other reason can be assigned but the sovereign will of God, nor can any other reason be given why others are not called; the time of their calling is fixed in the decrees of God; and the place where, and means whereby, and occasion whereof, all are predetermined by him: and this is also according to grace; the author of it is the God of all grace; and in it is made the first discovery of grace to sinners; nothing out of God could move him to do it, and so it is sovereign grace; it is of some men, and not all, and so is distinguishing grace; it is of sinners, and so is free grace; and it is both to grace and glory, and so is rich grace: and it is according to grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began ; it is a gift, and a free gift, not at all depending upon any conditions in the creature, and entirely proceeding from the sovereign will of God; and it was a gift from eternity; there was not only a purpose of grace in God's heart, and a promise of it so early, but there was a real donation of it in eternity: and though those to whom it was given did not then personally exist, yet Christ did, and he existed as a covenant head and representative of his people; and they were in him, as members of him, as represented by him, being united to him; and this grace was given to him for them, and to them in him; in whom they were chosen, and in whom they were blessed with all spiritual blessings. The Ethiopic version reads, in Christ Jesus, who before the world [was]; but without any foundation.

    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

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    9. Who hath
    saved us. Salvation is ascribed to God. See on our Savior, l Tim. i. 1.

    Called (kalesantov). Comp. 1 Tim. vi. 12, and see Rom. viii. 30; ix. 11; 1 Cor. i. 9; Gal. i. 6; 1 Thess. ii. 12. It is Paul's technical term for God's summoning men to salvation. In Paul the order is reversed: called, saved.

    With a holy calling (lkhsei agia). Klhsiv, calling, often in Paul; but the phrase holy calling only here. In Paul, klhsiv sometimes as here, with the verb kalein to call, as l Corinthians vii. 20; Eph. iv. 1, 4. Purpose (proqesin). See on Acts xi. 23; Rom. ix. 11.

    Grace which was given (carin thn doqeisan). Comp. Rom. xii. 3, 6; xv. 15; 1 Cor. iii. 10; Eph. iii. 8; iv. 7. The phrase only here in Pastorals

    Before the world began (pro cronwn aiwniwn). See additional note on 2 Thess. i. 9. In Pastorals the phrase only here and Tit. i. 2. Not in Paul. Lit. before eternal times. If it is insisted that aijwniov means everlasting, this statement is absurd. It is impossible that anything should take place before everlasting times. That would be to say that there was a beginning of times which are from everlasting. Paul puts the beginnings of salvation in God's purpose before the time of the world (1 Corinthians ii. 7; 1 Pet. i. 20); and Christ's participation in the saving counsels of God prior to time, goes with the Pauline doctrine of Christ's preexistence. The meaning, therefore, of this phrase is rightly given in A.V.: before the world began, that is, before time was reckoned by aeons or cycles. Then, in that timeless present, grace was given to us in God's decree, not actually, since we did not exist. The gift planned and ordered in the eternal counsels is here treated as an actual bestowment.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:9 {Called us with a holy calling} (kalesantos klesei hagiai). Probably dative, "to a holy calling." klesis here apparently not the invitation, but the consecrated service, "the upward calling" (#Php 3:14). See #1Co 7:20; Eph 4:1,4 for the use of kalew with klesis. Paul often uses kalew of God's calling men (#1Th 2:12; 1Co 1:9; Ga 1:6; Ro 8:20; 9:11). {Purpose} (proqesin). See #Ro 9:11; Eph 1:11 for proqesin. {Which was given} (ten doqeisan). First aorist passive articular participle agreeing with caris (grace), a thoroughly Pauline expression (#1Co 3:10; Ro 12:3,6, etc.), only here in Pastoral Epistles. {Before times eternal} (pro cronwn aiwniwn). See #Tit 1:2.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


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