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2 Timothy 4:15

    2 Timothy 4:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Of whom be you ware also; for he has greatly withstood our words.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    of whom do thou also beware; for he greatly withstood our words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But be on the watch for him, for he was violent in his attacks on our teaching.

    Webster's Revision

    of whom do thou also beware; for he greatly withstood our words.

    World English Bible

    of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    of whom be thou ware also; for he greatly withstood our words.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:15

    Of whom be thou ware also - It seems that this rabbin traveled about from place to place for the purpose of opposing the Gospel, the Jews putting him forward, as it is said, Acts 19:33.

    He hath greatly withstood our words - Has been a constant opposer of the Christian doctrines.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 4:15

    Of whom be thou ware also - It would seem from this that Alexander was still a public teacher, and that his discourses were plausible and artful. The best and the wisest of men need to be on their guard against the efforts of the advocates of error.

    For he hath greatly withstood our words - Margin, "preachings." The Greek is, "words;" but the reference is doubtless to the public teachings of Paul. This verse makes it clear that it was no private wrong that Paul referred to, but the injury which he was doing to the cause of truth as a professed public teacher.