2 Timothy 2:19
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New International Version
Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, [The] Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity.

World English Bible
However God's firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."

Young's Literal Translation
sure, nevertheless, hath the foundation of God stood, having this seal, 'The Lord hath known those who are His,' and 'Let him depart from unrighteousness -- every one who is naming the name of Christ.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The foundation of God standeth sure - The word θεμελιος signifies literally a foundation, and especially the foundation of a building; and metaphorically, the building itself, and often a noble mansion or palace. In this place the apostle compares the religion of Christ to a great or noble mansion. See 2 Timothy 2:20. And as this religion is founded on the authority and power of the Almighty, it necessarily must stand sure and be permanent. This house has an inscription on it, for so σφραγις, seal, is frequently understood; and this is evidently an allusion to the ancient temples. Above the door of the temple of Delphi there was the Greek word ει thou art, on which Plutarch has written an express treatise. In many of the Mohammedan mosques the walls are covered with inscriptions, which are ordinarily sentences taken from the Koran, relative to the majesty of God, or the nature of his worship. And we know that there was an inscription on the mitre of the high priest among the Jews, viz.: קדש ליהוה kodesh laihovah, "Holiness to the Lord;" Exodus 28:36; Exodus 39:30. See also Zechariah 14:20. And this inscription may here be represented as being made with the seal of God, for he stamps this on all things belonging to himself and his worship.

But some suppose θεμελιος here to signify a contract or covenant by which two parties are bound to fulfill certain conditions and duties, the obligation to which, each takes on him by sealing the instrument with his seal. Among the Asiatics, these seals have scarcely ever any image or figure on them, but always some very expressive inscription. I have seen many of these, and several of them are now before me. The twofold inscription, i.e. one on the seal of each party, may be here alluded to; that on God's seal is, Εγνω Κυριος τους οντας αὑτου· The Lord approveth of them that are his. That on the seal of his followers is, Αποστητω απο αδικιας πας ὁ ονομαζων το ονομα Κυριου. Let every one who nameth the name of the Lord (every Christian) depart from iniquity. Thus each has his peculiar inscription.

Κυριου, Lord, instead of Χριστου, Christ, is the reading of almost all the MSS. of importance, and the principal versions.

The Lord knoweth - i.e. Approves, watches over, and provides for, them that are his true followers. To this his followers most cheerfully subscribe, and say: Let every one that nameth this Lord avoid every appearance of evil.

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...

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Twenty-Seventh Day. Holiness and Service.
If a man therefore cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, meet for the Master's use, prepared unto every good work.'--2 Tim. ii. 21. 'A holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices. A holy nation, that ye may show forth the excellences of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.'--1 Pet. ii. 5, 9. Through the whole of Scripture we have seen that whatever God sanctifies is to be used in the service of His Holiness. His Holiness
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

"Most Gladly Therefore Will I Rather Glory in My Infirmities, that the Power of Christ May Rest Upon Me. " -- 2 Cor. 12:9.
"It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him: if we suffer, we shall also reign with Him." -- 2 Tim 2:11,12. "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." -- 2 Cor. 12:9. Compassed about with songs, my soul was still -- But not for lack of light its bliss to see; Thy heart, my Father, could the temple fill, And its deep silence was a song to Thee. My mind reposed in its captivity, By the clear evidence
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

Concerning the Sacrament of Baptism
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to the riches of His mercy has at least preserved this one sacrament in His Church uninjured and uncontaminated by the devices of men, and has made it free to all nations and to men of every class. He has not suffered it to be overwhelmed with the foul and impious monstrosities of avarice and superstition; doubtless having this purpose, that He would have little children, incapable of avarice and superstition, to be initiated into
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

That, Namely, Befalleth them which in Undisciplined Younger Widows...
26. That, namely, befalleth them which in undisciplined younger widows, the same Apostle saith must be avoided: "And withal they learn to be idle; and not only idle, but also busy bodies and full of words, speaking what they ought not." [2562] This very thing said he concerning evil women, which we also in evil men do mourn and bewail, who against him, the very man in whose Epistles we read these things, do, being idle and full of words, speak what they ought not. And if there be any among them who
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Psalm 1:6
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.

Ezekiel 9:4
and said to him, "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it."

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,

Luke 13:27
"But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'

John 3:33
Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful.

John 10:14
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--

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