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2 Timothy 2:21

    2 Timothy 2:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared to every good work.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If a man makes himself clean from these, he will be a vessel for honour, made holy, ready for the master's use, ready for every good work.

    Webster's Revision

    If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work.

    World English Bible

    If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work.

    Definitions for 2 Timothy 2:21

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:21

    If a man therefore purge himself from these - He that takes heed to his ways and to his doctrines, and walks with God, will separate himself, not only from all false doctrine, but from all wicked men, and thus be sanctified and proper to be employed by the Master in every good word and work. The apostle has not made the application of these different similes, and it is very difficult to tell what he means.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 2:21

    If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour - If a man "cleanse" or "purify" himself; compare the notes on John 15:2. The word "these" refers, here, to the persons represented by the vessels of wood and of earth - the vessels made to dishonor, as mentioned in the previous verse 2 Timothy 2:20. The idea is, that if one would preserve himself from the corrupting influence of such men, he would be fitted to be a vessel of honor, or to be employed in the most useful and honorable service in the cause of his Master. On the word "vessel," see the notes at Acts 9:15.

    And meet for the master's use - Suitable to be employed by the Lord Jesus in promoting his work on earth.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Timothy 2:21

    2:21 If a man purge himself from these - Vessels of dishonour, so as to have no fellowship with them.