Thanksgiving for Timothy's faith.
Faith lives in Timothy (as does the Holy Spirit in
I remind you, memory plays a key role in the exhortation (also 2.8,14
). Laying on of my hands,
cf. 1 Tim 4.14n.
see also 1.12,16; 2.15; cf. Rom 1.16.
Gospel proclamation in shorthand form, with characteristic themes.
Before the ages began,
see Titus 1.2; cf. Jn 1.2–3.
see 1 Tim 6.14n.
cf. 1 Cor 15.26, 54–57
The one in whom I have put my trust, Timothy, and each subsequent reader who stands in his place. What I have entrusted to him (lit. “the deposit”), as in 1.14; 1 Tim 6.20; cf. 2.2
, a major theme of the Pastorals. That day, the Second Coming of Christ, the eschaton, see v. 18; 4.8; 2 Thess 1.10.
see 1 Tim 4.6n.
Asia, a Roman province in Asia Minor. Phygelus and Hermogenes, named only here. Turned away from me, Paul's abandonment is depicted again in 4.10,16
; my chain, i.e., imprisonment; see 2.9
see v. 12.n
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