2 Timothy 2:21
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English Standard Version
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

King James Bible
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

American Standard Version
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man therefore shall cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and profitable to the Lord, prepared unto every good work.

English Revised Version
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work.

Webster's Bible Translation
If a man therefore will cleanse himself from these, he will be a vessel to honor, sanctified and meet for the master's use, and prepared to every good work.

Weymouth New Testament
If therefore a man keeps himself clear of these latter, he himself will be for specially honourable use, consecrated, fit for the Master's service, and fully equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Purge (ἐκκαθάρῃ)

Only here and 1 Corinthians 5:7. The meaning is, separate himself from communion with.

From these (ἀπὸ τούτων)

From such persons as are described as "vessels unto dishonor." Some attempt to relieve the awkwardness of this figure by referring these to persons mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:16, 2 Timothy 2:17.

Unto honor (εἰς τιμήν)

Const. with vessel, not with sanctified.

Sanctified (ἡγιασμένον)

Comp. 1 Timothy 4:5. Set apart to noble and holy uses, as belonging to God. See on ἁγιασμός sanctification, Romans 6:19. For ἅγιος holy, see on 1 Timothy 5:10.

Meet (εὔχρηστον)

From εὐ well and χρᾶσθαι to use. Hence, easy to make use of, useful. The A.V. meet, is fit, suitable. Rend. serviceable. In contrast with to no profit, 2 Timothy 2:14. See Plm 1:11, where the contrast with ἄχρηστος useless is brought out. Only here, 2 Timothy 4:11, Plm 1:11.

For the master's use (τῷ δεσπότῃ)

Use is superfluous. Rend. for the master. The master of the household. See on 1 Timothy 6:1.

Prepared (ἡτοιμασμένον)

In Paul, 1 Corinthians 2:9; Plm 1:22. Only here in Pastorals. Comp. Titus 3:1.

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2 Timothy 2:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

purge.

Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.

Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross, and take away all your tin:

Isaiah 52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the middle of her; be you clean...

Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus said the LORD, If you return, then will I bring you again, and you shall stand before me...

Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver...

1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened...

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

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

a vessel.

2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor...

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

meet.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

prepared.

2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Titus 3:1,8,14 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Timothy 6:11
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:16
But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

2 Timothy 3:17
that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 4:11
Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.

Titus 3:1
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

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