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2 Timothy 2:18

    2 Timothy 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Men whose ideas are all false, who say that the coming back from the dead has even now taken place, overturning the faith of some.

    Webster's Revision

    men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

    World English Bible

    men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:18

    Who concerning the truth have erred - They had the truth, but erred or wandered from it, saying the resurrection was already past, and thus denying the resurrection of the body, and, by consequence, future rewards and punishments; and this necessarily sapped the foundation of all religion: and thus the gangrene had, in reference to their unhappy votaries, a rapid and unchecked operation.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 2:18

    Who concerning the truth have erred - To what extent they had erred is unknown. Paul mentions only one point - that pertaining to the resurrection; but says that this was like a gangrene. It would certainly, unless checked, destroy all the other doctrines of religion. No man can safely hold a single error, any more than he can safely have one part of his body in a state of mortification.

    Saying that the resurrection is past already - It is not known in what form they held this opinion. It may have been, as Augustine supposes, that they taught that there was no resurrection but that which occurs in the soul when it is recovered from the death of sin, and made to live anew. Or it may be that they held that those who had died had experienced all the resurrection which they ever would, by passing into another state, and receiving at death a spiritual body fitted to their mode of being in the heavenly world. Whatever was the form of the opinion, the apostle regarded it as a most dangerous error, for just views of the resurrection undoubtedly lie at the foundation of correct apprehensions of the Christian system; compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 15:12-19.

    And overthrow the faith of some - That is, on this point, and as would appear on all the correlative subjects of Christian belief; compare 1 Timothy 1:19-20.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Timothy 2:18

    2:18 Saying the resurrection is already past - Perhaps asserting that it is only the spiritual passing from death unto life.