2 Tim 1:1-4:22
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- 2 Tim 3:15. Paul reminds Timothy how Timothy has known the scriptures since being a baby, and that these scriptures were a source of wisdom leading to salvation. (Paul would have had to be referring to what is now known as the Old Testament, since that is what would have been seen as scripture at that time.) Paul then goes on further to explain the value of scripture. This section of the book is in the context of a discussion about the perils of the end times, a time when there is much evil, persecution and suffering. Paul here sees the scriptures as an anchor of sorts, something that can help keep us faithful in a world dominated by unfaithfulness.
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These are still pointed at Matthew
- Amplified • The Amplified Bible, 1987 update
- NASB • New American Standard Bible, 1995 update
- NIV • New International Version
- NRSV • New Revised Standard Version
- RSV • Revised Standard Version
Joseph Smith Translation
The Joseph Smith Translation made changes to the following verses in 2 Timothy. This list is complete:
- 2 Tim 1:2, 9
- 2 Tim 2:5, 8, 11
- 2 Tim 3:13, 16
- 2 Tim 4:1-2, 22
- Wayment, Thomas A., ed. The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 2005. (ISBN 1590384393) BX8630 .A2 2005.
- 2 Tim 3:5. Stanley G. Ellis, "He Trusts Us!," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 51–52. Elder Ellis asks: "How can we as priesthood holders have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof? Could it be that we hold the priesthood but do not exercise it? Visit our families rather than home teach them? Pray for someone in an ordinance or ordination instead of blessing them? Do the Lord's work the best way we know how without first pleading to know and do His will in His way?"
- 2 Tim 4:3-4. L. Tom Perry, "The Plan of Salvation," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 69–72. Elder Perry states: "Many people in the world today continue to struggle to find answers to life's most basic questions. The cries of 'Lo, here' and 'Lo, there' only grow louder and many, many times more confusing. Technology has multiplied the confusion by spreading these messages throughout the airwaves... We need not be confused. The answers to the puzzling questions regarding the purpose of life have again been given to mankind for our guidance."
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- Wayment, The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament, p. 291-92.
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