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2 Timothy 1:12

    2 Timothy 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to him against that day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And for which I undergo these things: but I have no feeling of shame. For I have knowledge of him in whom I have faith, and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have given into his care till that day.

    Webster's Revision

    For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.

    World English Bible

    For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:12

    I am not ashamed - Though I suffer for the Gospel, I am not ashamed of the Gospel; nor am I confounded in my expectation; his grace being at all times sufficient for me.

    For I know whom I have believed - I am well acquainted with the goodness, mercy, and power of Christ; and know that I cannot confide in him in vain.

    That which I have committed unto him - This is variously understood. Some think he means his life, which he had put, as it were, into the hands of Christ, in order that he might receive it again, in the resurrection, at the great day. Others think he means his soul. This he had also given into the hands of his faithful Creator, knowing that although wicked men might be permitted to take away his life, yet they could not destroy his soul, nor disturb its peace. Others think that he is speaking of the Gospel, which he knows will be carefully preserved by the great Head of the Church; for, though he shall be soon called to seal the truth with his blood, yet he knows that God will take care that the same truth shall be proclaimed to the world by others, whom God shall raise up for that very purpose.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 1:12

    For the which cause I also suffer these things - That is, I suffer on account of my purpose to carry the gospel to the Gentiles; see the notes at Colossians 1:24.

    Nevertheless I am not ashamed - compare the notes at Romans 1:16.

    For I know whom I have believed - Margin, "trusted." The idea is, that he understood the character of that Redeemer to whom he had committed his eternal interests, and knew that he had no reason to be ashamed of confiding in him. He was able to keep all that he had intrusted to his care, and would not suffer him to be lost; see Isaiah 28:16.

    And am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him - That is, the soul, with all its immortal interests. A man has nothing of higher value to intrust to another than the interests of his soul, and there is no other act of confidence like that in which he intrusts the keeping of that soul to the Son of God. Hence, learn:

    (1) that religion consists in committing the soul to the care of the Lord Jesus; because:

    (a) We feel that we cannot secure the soul's salvation ourselves.

    (b) The soul is by nature in danger.

    (c) If not saved by him, the soul will not be saved at all.

    (2) that the soul is a great and invaluable treasure which is committed to him.

    (a) No higher treasure can be committed to another;

    (b) In connection with that the whole question of our happiness on earth and in heaven is entrusted to him, and all depends on his fidelity.

    (3) it is done by the true Christian with the most entire confidence, so that the mind is at rest. The grounds of this confidence are:

    (a) what is said of the mighty power of the Saviour;

    (b) his promises that he will keep all who confide in him (compare the notes at John 10:27-29;

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    Wesley's Notes on 2 Timothy 1:12

    1:12 That which I have committed to him - My soul. Until that day - Of his final appearing.