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2 Timothy 2:7

    2 Timothy 2:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give thought to what I say; for the Lord will give you wisdom in all things.

    Webster's Revision

    Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.

    World English Bible

    Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:7

    Consider what I say - Apply my metaphors and similitudes in a proper manner.

    And the Lord give thee understanding - But instead of δῳη, may he give, ACDEFG, several others, besides versions and fathers, have δωσει he will give. Consider thou properly, and God will give thee a proper understanding of all things that concern thy own peace, and the peace and prosperity of his Church. Think as well as read.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 2:7

    Consider what I say; - see the notes at 1 Timothy 4:15. The sense is "Think of the condition of the soldier, and the principles on which he is enlisted; think of the aspirant for the crown in the Grecian games; think of the farmer, patiently toiling in the prospect of the distant harvest; and then go to your work with a similar spirit." These things are worth attention. When the minister of the gospel thinks of his hardships, of his struggles against an evil world, and of his arduous and constant discouraging toil, let him think of the soldier, of the man who struggles for this world's honors, and of the patient farmer - AND be content. How patiently do they bear all, and yet for what inferior rewards!

    And the Lord give thee understanding in all things - Enable you to see the force of these considerations, and to apply them to your own case. Such are often the discouragements of the ministry; so prone is the mind to despondency, that we need the help of the Lord to enable us to apply the most obvious considerations, and to derive support from the most plain and simple truths and promises.