2 Timothy 1:13
New International Version
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me--a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus.

English Standard Version
Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
Retain the pattern of sound words, which you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Christian Standard Bible
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Contemporary English Version
Now follow the example of the correct teaching I gave you, and let the faith and love of Christ Jesus be your model.

Good News Translation
Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

International Standard Version
Hold on to the pattern of healthy teachings that you have heard from me, along with the faith and love that are in the Messiah Jesus.

NET Bible
Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

New Heart English Bible
Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let the sound words which you have heard from me be a model for you in the faith and love which are in Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With faith and love for Christ Jesus, consider what you heard me say to be the pattern of accurate teachings.

New American Standard 1977
Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and charity which is in Christ Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
Hold fast the pattern of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

American King James Version
Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hold the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me in faith, and in the love which is in Christ Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
Have an outline of sound words, which [words] thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which [are] in Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
Provide yourself with an outline of the sound teaching which you have heard from my lips, and be true to the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

World English Bible
Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
The pattern hold thou of sound words, which from me thou didst hear, in faith and love that is in Christ Jesus;
Study Bible
Hold to Sound Teaching
12For this reason, even though I suffer as I do, I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day. 13Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.…
Cross References
Romans 2:20
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--

Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God that, though you once were slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were committed.

1 Timothy 1:10
for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave traders and liars and perjurers, and for anyone else who is averse to sound teaching

1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord overflowed to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,

2 Timothy 2:2
And the things that you have heard me say among many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be qualified to teach others as well.

2 Timothy 3:14
But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them.

2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.

Titus 1:9
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it was taught, so that by sound teaching he will be able to encourage others and refute those who contradict this message.

Treasury of Scripture

Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Hold.

2 Timothy 1:14
That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

2 Timothy 3:14
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Proverbs 3:18,21
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her…

the form.

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

Romans 2:20
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

Romans 6:17
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

which.

2 Timothy 2:2
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Philippians 4:9
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

in faith.

Colossians 1:4
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.







Lexicon
Hold on
ἔχε (eche)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

[to the] pattern
Ὑποτύπωσιν (Hypotypōsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5296: A pattern, example; a form, sample. From a compound of hupo and a derivative of tupos; typification under, i.e. a sketch for imitation.

of sound
ὑγιαινόντων (hygiainontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5198: From hugies; to have sound health, i.e. Be well; figuratively, to be uncorrupt.

teaching
λόγων (logōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

you have heard
ἤκουσας (ēkousas)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

from
παρ’ (par’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

me,
ἐμοῦ (emou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] faith
πίστει (pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

love
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

that [are]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.
(13) Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me.--It was not sufficient for Timothy to renew his fainting courage and to brace himself up for fresh efforts; he must do something more--in his teaching he must never let those solemn formularies he had once received from him be changed. Perhaps in the heart of St. Paul lurked some dread that the new glosses and specious explanations which the school of false teachers, so often referred to in these Pastoral Epistles, chose to add to the great doctrines of Christianity would be more likely to be listened to by Timothy when the hand of his old master was cold and the heart had ceased to beat; so he urged upon him to hold fast those inspired formularies he had heard from St. Paul's lips--such, for instance, as those "faithful sayings" which come before us so often in these Epistles to Timothy and Titus.

In faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.--Timothy, in days to come, must mould and shape his teaching after the pattern of the teaching of his master St. Paul, and he must do it in that faith and love which alone comes from a life passed in communion with Christ.

The very frequent reference to the "sound, healthy words" in these Epistles by St. Paul, and from which he urges his disciples and successors never to depart, indicate to us the deep importance St. Paul and the first generation of believers attached to the very words and expressions used by the apostles and those who had been with the Lord.

False doctrines so easily might creep in, and loose forms of expression respecting great truths were an ever-present danger; a lax life, too, St. Paul knew, was the almost invariable accompaniment of false doctrine, hence these repeated exhortations of his to these representative teachers, Timothy and Titus, of the second generation of Christians, to hold fast the form of sound, healthy words--such words as these had again and again been heard from the lips of apostles and hearers of the Lord--"words which thou hast heard of me," St. Paul.

Verse 13. - Hold for hold fast, A.V.; pattern for form, A.V.; from for of, A.V. Hold (ἔχε). This use of ἔχειν in the pastoral Epistles is somewhat peculiar. In 1 Timothy 1:19, ἔχων πίστιν, "holding faith;" in 1 Timothy 3:6, ἔχοντας τὰ μυστήριον, "holding the mystery of the faith; ' and here, "hold the pattern," etc. It seems to have a more active sense than merely "have," and yet not to have the very active sense of "hold fast." It may, however, well be doubted whether ἔχε here is used in even as strong a sense as in the other two passages, inasmuch as here it follows instead of preceding the substantive (see Alford, in loc.). The pattern (ὑποτύπωσιν); only here and 1 Timothy 1:16 (where see note), where it manifestly means a "pattern," not a "form." The word signifies a "sketch," or "outline." St. Paul's meaning, therefore, seems to be: "For your own guidance in teaching the flock committed to you, and for a pattern which you will try and always copy, have before you the pattern or outline of sound words which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus." Sound words (ὑγιαινόντων λόγων); see 1 Timothy 1:10, note. In faith and love; either hold the pattern in faith and love, or which you have heard in faith and love. 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.
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