|New International Version (©2011)|
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you--guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
New Living Translation (©2007)
Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.
English Standard Version (©2001)
By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.
International Standard Version (©2012)
With the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us, protect the good treasure that has been entrusted to you.
NET Bible (©2006)
Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
Keep the good trust by The Spirit of Holiness, who dwells within is,
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
With the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us, protect the Good News that has been entrusted to you.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
That good thing which was committed unto you keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
American King James Version
That good thing which was committed to you keep by the Holy Ghost which dwells in us.
American Standard Version
That good thing which was committed unto thee guard through the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.
Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost, who dwelleth in us.
Darby Bible Translation
Keep, by the Holy Spirit which dwells in us, the good deposit entrusted.
English Revised Version
That good thing which was committed unto thee guard through the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
Webster's Bible Translation
That good thing which was committed to thee keep by the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.
Weymouth New Testament
That precious treasure which is in your charge, guard through the Holy Spirit who has His home in our hearts.
World English Bible
That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
Young's Literal Translation
the good thing committed guard thou through the Holy Spirit that is dwelling in us;
|Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary|
1:6-14 God has not given us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of power, of courage and resolution, to meet difficulties and dangers; the spirit of love to him, which will carry us through opposition. And the spirit of a sound mind, quietness of mind. The Holy Spirit is not the author of a timid or cowardly disposition, or of slavish fears. We are likely to bear afflictions well, when we have strength and power from God to enable us to bear them. As is usual with Paul, when he mentions Christ and his redemption, he enlarges upon them; so full was he of that which is all our salvation, and ought to be all our desire. The call of the gospel is a holy call, making holy. Salvation is of free grace. This is said to be given us before the world began, that is, in the purpose of God from all eternity; in Christ Jesus, for all the gifts that come from God to sinful man, come in and through Christ Jesus alone. And as there is so clear a prospect of eternal happiness by faith in Him, who is the Resurrection and the Life, let us give more diligence in making his salvation sure to our souls. Those who cleave to the gospel, need not be ashamed, the cause will bear them out; but those who oppose it, shall be ashamed. The apostle had trusted his life, his soul, and eternal interests, to the Lord Jesus. No one else could deliver and secure his soul through the trials of life and death. There is a day coming, when our souls will be inquired after. Thou hadst a soul committed to thee; how was it employed? in the service of sin, or in the service of Christ? The hope of the lowest real Christian rests on the same foundation as that of the great apostle. He also has learned the value and the danger of his soul; he also has believed in Christ; and the change wrought in his soul, convinces the believer that the Lord Jesus will keep him to his heavenly kingdom. Paul exhorts Timothy to hold fast the Holy Scriptures, the substance of solid gospel truth in them. It is not enough to assent to the sound words, but we must love them. The Christian doctrine is a trust committed to us; it is of unspeakable value in itself, and will be of unspeakable advantage to us. It is committed to us, to be preserved pure and entire, yet we must not think to keep it by our own strength, but by the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us; and it will not be gained by those who trust in their own hearts, and lean to their own understandings.
Verse 14. - Guard for keep, A.V.; through for by, A.V. That good thing (τὴν καλὴν παραθήκην, R.T., for παρακαταθήκην); see 1 Timothy 6:20, and note. This naturally follows the preceding verse. Faithfulness in maintaining the faith was closely connected with the maintenance of sound words.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
That good thing which was committed to thee,.... By which he means either his ministerial work and office, which is a good work, the dispensation of which was committed to him, and which it became him so to observe, as that the ministry might not be blamed; or else the good and excellent gifts of the Spirit, which qualified him for the discharge of that work, and which were not to be neglected, but to be stirred up, exercised, and improved, lest they should be lost, or took away; or rather the Gospel, which was committed to his trust, to preach: and this may be called a good thing, from the author of it, who is good, whence it is named the Gospel of God, and the Gospel of Christ; and from the matter of it, it consists of good things come by Christ, the High priest, and which it publishes, such as peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal salvation by him; and from the end and use of it, it being both for the glory of God, the magnifying the riches of his grace, and the exaltation of Christ; and also is the power of God in regeneration and sanctification unto salvation to everyone that believes. And it being said to be "committed to" Timothy, denotes the excellency of it; that it is a treasure, as indeed it is a rich one, it contains the riches of grace, even the unsearchable riches of Christ, is more valuable than thousands of gold and silver: and that it is a trust, and requires faithfulness in ministers, who are the stewards of it; and that it is to be accounted for. Wherefore great care should be had in dispensing and keeping it:
keep by the Holy Ghost. It should be kept pure and incorrupt, free from all the adulterations and mixtures of men; and safe and sound, that it be not snatched away from the churches by false teachers. And whereas the apostle knew, that neither Timothy, nor any other, were sufficient of themselves, for these things, he directs to the keeping of it by the Holy Ghost; who makes men overseers of churches, bestows gifts upon them, to fit them for their work, and leads them into all the truths of the Gospel; and under his influence and teachings, and by the assistance of his grace, are they enabled to discharge their trust, abide by the Gospel, and persevere in the ministration of it to the end.
Which dwelleth in us; in all believers, who are the temples of the Holy Ghost; and in all the churches, which are built up by him, an habitation for God; and in all the ministers of the word, to direct, instruct, support, and uphold them; and who dwells with them, and continues in them, and that for ever, John 14:16.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
14. Translate as Greek, "That goodly deposit keep through the Holy Ghost," namely, "the sound words which I have committed to thee" (2Ti 1:13; 2Ti 2:2).
in us—in all believers, not merely in you and me. The indwelling Spirit enables us to keep from the robbers of the soul the deposit of His word committed to us by God.
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