Vincent Word Studies - 2 Timothy 4:17 - 4:17

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Vincent Word Studies - 2 Timothy 4:17 - 4:17

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Strengthened (ἐνεδυνάμωσεν)

See on 1Ti 1:12.

The preaching (τὸ κήρυγμα)

Better, the message (par excellence), the gospel message. Usually with a defining word, as of Jonah; of Jesus Christ; my preaching; our preaching. Absolutely, as here, 1Co 1:21; Tit 1:3.

Might be fully known (πληροφορηθῇ)

See on 2Ti 4:5. Lit. might be fulfilled; fully carried out by being proclaimed before rulers in the capital of the world. Comp. Rom 15:19; Act 23:11; Act 28:31; Phi 1:12-14.

Out of the mouth of the lion (ἐκ στόματος λέοντος)

Figurative expression for danger of death. Comp. 1Co 15:32. As usual, all manner of special references have been imagined: the lions of the amphitheatre; Nero; the chief accuser; the Jews; the Devil.