Robertson Word Pictures - 2 Timothy 2:25 - 2:25

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Correcting (paideuonta). See Tit 2:12. “Schooling” (Parry).

Oppose themselves (antidiatithemenous). Present middle (direct) participle of antidiatithēmi, late double compound (Diodorus, Philo) to place oneself in opposition, here only in N.T.

If peradventure God may give (mē pote dōiē ho theos). Here Westcott and Hort read the late form of the second aorist active optative of didōmi for the usual doiē as they do in 2Ti 1:18. But there it is a wish for the future and so regular, while here the optative with mē pote in a sort of indirect question is used with a primary tense dei (present) and parallel with an undoubted subjunctive ananēpsōsin, while in Luk 3:15 mē pote eie is with a secondary tense. Examples of such an optative do occur in the papyri (Robertson, Grammar, p. 989) so that we cannot go as far as Moulton does and say that we “must” read the subjunctive dōēi here (Prolegomena, pp. 55, 193).

Repentance (metanoian). “Change of mind” (2Co 7:10; Rom 2:4).

Unto the knowledge of the truth (eis epignōsin alētheias). Paul’s word “full knowledge” (1Co 1:9).