Vincent Word Studies - 2 Timothy 4:5 - 4:5

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Vincent Word Studies - 2 Timothy 4:5 - 4:5


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Watch thou (σὺ νῆφε)

See on 1Th 5:6, and see on ἀνανήψωσιν recover, 2Ti 2:26.

Endure afflictions (κακοπάθησον)

Or suffer hardship. See on 2Ti 2:9, and comp. 2Ti 4:5.

Of an evangelist (εὐαγγελιστοῦ)

Here, Act 21:8 and Eph 4:11. In the last passage, a special function, with apostles, prophets, pastors, and teachers. A traveling, minister whose work was not confined to a particular church. So Philip, Act 8:5-13, Act 8:26-40. A helper of the apostles. An apostle, as such, was an evangelist (1Co 1:17), but every evangelist was not an apostle. In The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (about 100 a.d.) it is prescribed that an apostle shall not remain in one place longer than two days, and that when he departs he shall take nothing with him except enough bread to last until his next station (ch. xi).

Make full proof of thy ministry (τὴν διακονίαν σου πληροφόρησον)

Better, fulfill or fully perform. In Pastorals only here and 2Ti 4:17. See on Luk 1:1. In lxx once, Ecc 8:11, is fully persuaded. Only in this passage in the active voice. Comp. πληρώσαντες τὴν διακονίαν having fulfilled their ministration, Act 12:25 : ἐπλήρου τὸν δρόμον was fulfilling his course, Act 13:25, and τὸν δρόμον I have finished the course, 2Ti 4:7. For διακονίαν ministry, see on 1Ti 1:12.