Robertson Word Pictures - 2 Timothy 1:12 - 1:12

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These things (tauta). His imprisonment in Rome.

Yet I am not ashamed (all' ouk epaischunomai). Plain reference to the exhortation to Timothy in 2Ti 1:8.

Him whom I have believed (hōi pepisteuka). Dative case of the relative (hōi) with the perfect active of pisteuō, the antecedent to the relative not expressed. It is not an indirect question. Paul knows Jesus Christ whom he has trusted.

I am persuaded (pepeismai). See 2Ti 1:5.

To guard (phulaxai). First aorist active infinitive of phulassō, the very word used in 1Ti 6:20 with parathēkēn as here, to guard against robbery or any loss.

That which I have committed unto him (tēn parathēkēn mou). Literally, “my deposit,” as in a bank, the bank of heaven which no burglar can break (Mat 6:19.). See this word also in 2Ti 1:14. Some MSS. have the more common parakatathēkē (a sort of double deposit, para, beside, down, kata).

Against that day (eis ekeinēn tēn hēmeran). The day of Christ’s second coming. See also 2Ti 1:18; 2Ti 4:8; 2Th 1:10, and often in the Gospels. Elsewhere, the day of the Lord (1Th 5:2; 2Th 2:2; 1Co 1:8; 2Co 1:14), the day of Christ or Jesus Christ (Phi 1:6, Phi 1:10; Phi 2:16), the day (1Th 5:4; 1Co 3:13; Rom 13:12), the day of redemption (Eph 4:20), the day of judgment (Rom 2:5, Rom 2:16).