2 Timothy 2:8
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New International Version
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,

New Living Translation
Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach.

English Standard Version
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,

Berean Study Bible
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David, as proclaimed by my gospel,

Berean Literal Bible
Remember Jesus Christ, having been raised out from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel,

New American Standard Bible
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel,

King James Bible
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel.

International Standard Version
Meditate on Jesus, the Messiah, who was raised from the dead and is a descendant of David. This is the gospel I tell others.

NET Bible
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel,

New Heart English Bible
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, a descendant of David, according to my Good News,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Call to mind Yeshua The Messiah, who arose from the place of the dead, he who is from the seed of David according to my Gospel,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Always think about Jesus Christ. He was brought back to life and is a descendant of David. This is the Good News that I tell others.

New American Standard 1977
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead, according to my gospel,

King James 2000 Bible
Remember that Jesus Christ, descended from David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

American King James Version
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

American Standard Version
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember Jesus Christ raised from among [the] dead, of [the] seed of David, according to my glad tidings,

English Revised Version
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel:

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

Weymouth New Testament
Never forget that Jesus Christ has risen from among the dead and is a descendant of David, as is declared in the Good News which I preach.

World English Bible
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my Good News,

Young's Literal Translation
Remember Jesus Christ, raised out of the dead, of the seed of David, according to my good news,
Study Bible
Grace and Perseverance
7Consider what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all things. 8Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David, as proclaimed by my gospel, 9for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained!…
Cross References
Matthew 1:1
This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Romans 2:16
This will come to pass on that day when God will judge men's secrets through Christ Jesus, as proclaimed by my gospel.

2 Timothy 1:8
So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me, His prisoner. Instead, join me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:7
Consider what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all things.
Treasury of Scripture

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

Remember.

Hebrews 12:2,3 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

Jesus. See on

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the …

Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an …

Acts 13:23 Of this man's seed has God according to his promise raised to Israel …

Romans 1:3,4 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed …

Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the …

raised. See on

Luke 24:46 And said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ …

Acts 2:24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

1 Corinthians 15:1,4,11-20 Moreover, brothers, I declare to you the gospel which I preached …

according.

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ …

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory …

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

(8) Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead.--More accurately rendered, Remember Jesus Christ . . . as raised (or, as one raised). The words of the Greek original, "of the seed of David," come after, not before, "was raised from the dead." The translation should run thus: Remember Jesus Christ as one raised from the dead, born of the seed of David. Timothy was to remember, was ever to bear in mind, two great facts. They were to be the foundation stones of his whole life's work. Remembering these in the hour of his greatest trouble, he was never to be cast down, but ever to take fresh courage. And the two facts he was to remember were: that Jesus Christ, for whose sake he suffered--like him, Timothy, or like St. Paul--was born of flesh and blood, and yet He had risen from the dead. Surely, in the hour of his weakness, such a thought would be sufficient to inspire him with comfort and courage. Two facts, then, are to be ever in Timothy's mind: the Resurrection and the Incarnation of his Lord. The thought of the first mentioned, "the Resurrection," would always be reminding him of his Master's victory over death and of His present glory. The thought of the second mentioned, "born of the seed of David," "the Incarnation," would ever be whispering to him, "Yes, and the risen and glorified One sprang, too, like himself, from mortal flesh and blood." The reason of the "Incarnation" being expressed in this special manner, "born of the seed of David," was to include another truth. The "risen One "was not only born of flesh and blood, but belonged to the very race specified in those prophets so revered by Timothy and the chosen people as the race from which should spring the Messiah: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth . . . and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Jeremiah 23:5-6). To raise the fainting heart of his much-tried disciple in this hour of discouragement, to supply a ground of confidence to yet unborn Christians, who in their day would be tried as Timothy was then, was the Apostle's first purpose when he pressed these thoughts on his son in the faith; but in the background, no doubt, there lay another purpose. These great comforting truths were to be maintained and taught in the presence of those false teachers who were ever ready to explain away or even to deny, then as now, the beginning and the end of the Son of God's life and ministry on earth--His Incarnation and His Resurrection.

According to my gospel.--This formula, for so it may be considered, occurs frequently in St. Paul's Epistles (Romans 2:16, and again Romans 16:25, and in other places), and, with very slight variations, in 1Timothy 1:11 and 1Corinthians 15:1. Jerome's remark, "As often as St. Paul in his Epistles writes 'according to my Gospel,' he refers to the volume of Luke," although received with reserve by many expositors, considering the weighty traditional evidence we possess of St. Luke's Gospel being in reality written by St. Paul, appears on the whole substantially correct.

Verse 8. - Jesus Christ, risen from the dead for that Jesus Christ...was raised from the dead, A.V.; of the seed of David for Jesus Christ of the seed of David, A.V. Remember Jesus Christ. The A.V. seems to give the sense more correctly than the R.V. The point of the exhortation is to remember that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, and by that remembrance to be encouraged to face even death courageously. The verb μνημονεύω, in the New Testament, usually governs the genitive case as e.g. Acts 20:35; Galatians 2:10. But in 1 Thessalonians 2:9; Matthew 16:9; Revelation 18:5, it has an accusative, as here, and commonly in classical Greek. There seems to be hardly sufficient ground for the distinction mentioned by Bishop Ellicott, that with a genitive it means simply "remember," with the accusative "keep in remembrance." It is more difficult to determine the exact force and intent of the clause, "of the seed of David." It seems, however, to point to Christ's human nature, so as to make the example of Christ's resurrection apposite as an encouragement to Timothy. And this view is much strengthened by Romans 1:3, where the addition, "according to the flesh," as contrasted with "the Son of God according to the Spirit of holiness," marks the clause, "of the seed of David," as specially pointing to the human nature of Christ. The particular form which the reference takes probably arises from the form to which the apostle refers us as "my gospel." In that creed, which was the epitome of the gospel as preached by St. Paul, there was no doubt mention made of Christ's Davidic descent. Others, as Huther, think the clause points to the Messianic dignity of David. Others that it is inserted in refutation of the Docetae, and to show the reality of the death and resurrection of Christ; or that it is meant to mark especially the fulfilment of prophecy. But the first explanation is quite satisfactory, and the general purpose of the reference to our Lord as intended to encourage Timothy to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, is fully borne out by the "faithful saying" in vers. 11 and 12, "If we died with him, we shall also live with him: if we endure, we shall also reign with him." Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David,.... This is said either as an encouragement to suffer hardness in the cause of Christ; since he, who though he was of the seed of David, of the blood royal, and heir to his crown, yet suffered and died; and whereas he rose again from the dead, those who suffer for his sake shall rise also, and live and reign with him for ever: or else as a specimen of the form of sound words, or of the things which Timothy had heard of the apostle; for this, with what follows, is a summary of them: Christ being of the seed of David, according to the flesh, or human nature, is expressive of his incarnation; shows that he was really come in the flesh, and was truly man; and that he assumed human nature with all its frailties and infirmities, excepting sin, and was, like David, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with griefs; and it includes his whole life, and his righteousness, and obedience to the law of works, and points him out as the true Messiah, who was well known to the Jews by the name of the son of David. And now the apostle puts Timothy in mind, that he

was raised from the dead; which implies that he died; and so includes all the doctrines relating to his death; as that he died to make reconciliation, atonement, and satisfaction for the sins of his people, and to procure peace for them, and the full remission of all their iniquities; and to obtain redemption for them, from sin, Satan, the law, and its curses; as well as it expresses his resurrection from the dead, for their justification: and this being his first step to glory, has connected with it his ascension to heaven, session at the right hand of God, intercession for the saints, and his second coming to judgment; and is therefore particularly mentioned, because it is an article so comprehensive, and is a fundamental one, and of the greatest importance to faith, and was what was struck at in those times: the apostle adds,

according to my Gospel; meaning not the Gospel of Luke, in which there is a clear account given of the resurrection of Christ, said to be written by him, at the instigation, and under the direction of the apostle, and published with his approbation, as some think; but the doctrine of the Gospel, and which he calls his, not because he was the author, or the subject of it; for in these respects it is the Gospel of God, and of Christ; but because it was committed to him, and he was intrusted with it, and fully and faithfully preached it; and in distinction from another Gospel, that of the false teachers; and agreeably to this doctrine, which the apostle everywhere taught, Christ was raised from the dead; so the Ethiopic version renders it, "as I have taught". 8. Rather as Greek, "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead." Remember Christ risen, so as to follow Him. As He was raised after death, so if thou wouldest share His risen "life," thou must now share His "death" (2Ti 2:11). The Greek perfect passive participle, implies a permanent character acquired by Jesus as the risen Saviour, and our permanent interest in Him as such. Christ's resurrection is put prominently forward as being the truth now assailed (2Ti 2:18), and the one best calculated to stimulate Timothy to steadfastness in sharing Paul's sufferings for the Gospel's sake (see on [2495]2Ti 2:3).

of the seed of David—The one and only genealogy (as contrasted with the "endless genealogies," 1Ti 1:4) worth thinking of, for it proves Jesus to be the Messiah. The absence of the article in the Greek, and this formula, "of the seed of David" (compare Ro 1:3), imply that the words were probably part of a recognized short oral creed. In His death He assured us of His humanity; by His resurrection, of His divinity. That He was not crucified for His own sin appears from His resurrection; that He was crucified shows that He bore sin, on Him, though not in Him.

my gospel—that which I always taught.2:8-13 Let suffering saints remember, and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despised the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God. We must not think it strange if the best men meet with the worst treatment; but this is cheering, that the word of God is not bound. Here we see the real and true cause of the apostle's suffering trouble in, or for, the sake of the gospel. If we are dead to this world, its pleasures, profits, and honours, we shall be for ever with Christ in a better world. He is faithful to his threatenings, and faithful to his promises. This truth makes sure the unbeliever's condemnation, and the believer's salvation.
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