2 Timothy 2:19
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English Standard Version
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

King James Bible
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

American Standard Version
Howbeit the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are his; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Howbeit the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet God's solid foundation stands unmoved, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who really belong to Him." And this also, "Let every one who names the Name of the Lord renounce all wickedness."

2 Timothy 2:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Nevertheless (μέντοι)

Mostly in John. oP. Only here in Pastorals.

The foundation of God standeth sure (ὁ στερεὸς θεμέλιος τοῦ θεοῦ ἕστηκεν)

Wrong. Στερεὸς sure is attributive, not predicative. Rend. the firm foundation of God standeth. The phrase foundation of God, N.T.o. Θεμέλιος foundation is an adjective, and λίθος stone is to be supplied. It is not to be taken by metonymy for οἰκία house (2 Timothy 2:20), but must be interpreted consistently with it, and, in a loose way, represents or foreshadows it. So we speak of an endowed institution as a foundation. By "the sure foundation of God" is meant the church, which is "the pillar and stay of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15), by means of which the truth of God is to withstand the assaults of error. The church has its being in the contents of "the sound teaching" (1 Timothy 1:10), which is "according to godliness" (1 Timothy 6:3), and which is deposited in it. "The mystery of godliness " is intrusted to it (1 Timothy 3:16). Its servants possess "the mystery of the faith" (1 Timothy 3:9). In 1 Corinthians 3:11, Christ is represented as " the chief corner-stone." In Ephesians 2:20, the church is built "upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets," with Christ as the corner-stone, and grows into a "holy temple (ναὸν) in the Lord." Here, the church itself is the foundation, and the building is conceived as a great dwelling-house. While the conception of the church here does not contradict that of Paul, the difference is apparent between it and the conception in Ephesians, where the church is the seat of the indwelling and energy of the Holy Spirit. Comp. 1 Corinthians 3:16,1 Corinthians 3:17. Στερεός firm only here, Hebrews 5:12, Hebrews 5:14, and 1 Peter 5:9 (note). Ἕστηκεν standeth, in contrast with overthrow (2 Timothy 2:18).

Seal (σφραγῖδα)

Mostly in Revelation. Only here in Pastorals. In Paul, Romans 4:11; 1 Corinthians 9:2. Used here rather in the sense of inscription or motto. Comp. Deuteronomy 6:9; Deuteronomy 11:20; Revelation 21:14. There are two inscriptions on the foundation stone, the one guaranteeing the security, the other the purity, of the church. The two go together. The purity of the church is indispensable to its security.

The Lord knoweth them that are his (ἔγνω κύριος τοὺς ὄντας αὐτοῦ)

The first inscription: God knows his own. Comp. Numbers 16:5; 1 Corinthians 13:12. For ἔγνω knoweth, see on Galatians 4:9. Them that are his, his ἐκλεκτοὶ chosen; see 2 Timothy 2:10; Titus 1:1; Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 2:9 : Revelation 17:14. Not, however, in any hard, predestinarian sense. Comp. John 10:14; Matthew 7:23; Luke 13:25, Luke 13:27.

Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity

The second inscription, concerning the purity of the church. For of Christ rend. of the Lord (κυρίου). Ὁνομάζων nameth, only here in Pastorals. It means to give a name to, to style, as Mark 3:14; Luke 6:14; 1 Corinthians 5:11 : to pronounce a name as having a special virtue, as in incantation, as Acts 19:13 : to utter a name as acknowledging and appropriating what the name involves, as a confession of faith and allegiance. So here. Comp. Romans 15:20; 1 Corinthians 5:11; Isaiah 26:13. For ὄνομα name, see on 2 Thessalonians 1:12. Ἁποστήτω ἀπὸ ἀδικίας depart from iniquity. For the verb, see on 1 Timothy 4:1. Mostly in Luke and Acts. Comp. Numbers 16:26; Isaiah 52:11. Whatever may be implied in God's election, it does not relieve Christians of the duty of strict attention to their moral character and conduct. Comp. Philippians 2:12. The gift of grace (Ephesians 2:8) is exhibited in making one a coworker with God (1 Corinthians 3:9). The salvation bestowed by grace is to be "carried out" (Philippians 2:12) by man with the aid of grace (Romans 6:8-19; 2 Corinthians 6:1). What this includes and requires appears in Philippians 3:10; Philippians 4:1-7; Ephesians 4:13-16, Ephesians 4:22 ff.; Colossians 2:6, Colossians 2:7.

2 Timothy 2:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the foundation.

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

Matthew 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell not: for it was founded on a rock.

Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and dig deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose...

1 Corinthians 3:10,11 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...

Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

1 Timothy 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

standeth.

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible...

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

Romans 8:31-35 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us...

Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand...

Hebrews 6:18,19 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

sure. or, steady.

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Psalm 125:1,2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever...

having.

Haggai 2:23 In that day, said the LORD of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, said the LORD...

Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; on one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof...

Zechariah 4:7-9 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings...

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

The Lord.

Numbers 16:5 And he spoke to Korah and to all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy...

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 37:18,28 The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever...

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Luke 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not from where you are; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me...

John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled...

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias?...

1 Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements...

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition...

Let.

Numbers 6:27 And they shall put my name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Isaiah 63:19 We are yours: you never bore rule over them; they were not called by your name.

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Acts 9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name.

Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church...

Acts 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, on whom my name is called, said the Lord...

Romans 15:9,20 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to you among the Gentiles...

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith...

Revelation 3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength...

Revelation 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

depart.

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Ephesians 4:17-22 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

Ephesians 5:1-11 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children...

Colossians 3:5-8 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

1 Peter 1:13-19 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober...

2 Peter 1:4-10 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

1 John 3:7-10 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous...

Cross References
Psalm 1:6
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Isaiah 28:16
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: 'Whoever believes will not be in haste.'

Ezekiel 9:4
And the LORD said to him, "Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it."

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Luke 13:27
But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!'

John 3:33
Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.

John 10:14
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

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