2 Timothy 1:6
New International Version
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

New Living Translation
This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.

English Standard Version
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

Berean Study Bible
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Berean Literal Bible
For this reason I remind you to kindle anew the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

King James Bible
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Contemporary English Version
So I ask you to make full use of the gift God gave you when I placed my hands on you. Use it well.

Good News Translation
For this reason I remind you to keep alive the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.

International Standard Version
For this reason, I am reminding you to fan into flames the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands.

NET Bible
Because of this I remind you to rekindle God's gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands.

New Heart English Bible
For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, I remind you to rouse the gift of God that is in you by laying on of my hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You received a gift from God when I placed my hands on you [to ordain you]. Now I'm reminding you to fan that gift into flames.

New American Standard 1977
And for this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I admonish thee that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I remind you that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands.

American King James Version
Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.

American Standard Version
For which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of my hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which cause I admonish thee, that thou stir up the grace of God which is in thee, by the imposition of my hands.

Darby Bible Translation
For which cause I put thee in mind to rekindle the gift of God which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

English Revised Version
For the which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of my hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
For which cause I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the imposition of my hands.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason let me remind you to rekindle God's gift which is yours through the laying on of my hands.

World English Bible
For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Young's Literal Translation
For which cause I remind thee to stir up the gift of God that is in thee through the putting on of my hands,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Patience in Persecution
5I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am convinced is in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control.…
Cross References
Acts 6:6
They presented these seven to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given you through the prophecy spoken over you at the laying on of the hands of the elders.

Treasury of Scripture

Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.

I put.

2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the …

Isaiah 43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare you, that you …

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall …

2 Peter 1:12 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these …

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I …

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, …

that.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

Exodus 35:26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.

Exodus 36:2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, …

Matthew 25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; …

Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and …

Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given …

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.

1 Peter 4:10,11 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one …

by the.

Acts 8:17,18 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost…

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came on …

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, …

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection …







Lexicon
For
Δι’ (Di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

this
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

reason
αἰτίαν (aitian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 156: From the same as aiteo; a cause, i.e. reason, crime.

I remind
ἀναμιμνῄσκω (anamimnēskō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 363: To remind, admonish, be reminded, remind myself; pass: I remember, recall. From ana and mimnesko; to remind; to recollect.

you
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to fan into flame
ἀναζωπυρεῖν (anazōpyrein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 329: To stir up the fire, fan the flame of. From ana and a compound of the base of zoon and pur; to re-enkindle.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

gift
χάρισμα (charisma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5486: From charizomai; a gratuity, i.e. Deliverance;, a endowment, i.e. religious qualification, or miraculous faculty.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

which
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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.

you
σοὶ (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive 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.

laying on
ἐπιθέσεως (epitheseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1936: A laying on; an attack, assault. From epitithemi; an imposition.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

hands.
χειρῶν (cheirōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.
(6) Wherefore I put thee in remembrance.--Wherefore (seeing that I am so thoroughly persuaded of thy faith) I am determined to put thee in remembrance . . . It seems, from the general tenor of the Epistle, that Timothy was deeply cast down by the imprisonment of St. Paul. Timothy, as well as the martyr himself, was conscious that the end of that great and glorious career of his old master was at last come; and the heart of the younger man sank--as well it might--under the prospect of having to fight the Lord's battle at Ephesus--that famous centre of Greek culture and of Oriental luxury--against enemies without and enemies within, alone, and without the help of the great genius, the master mind, and the indomitable courage of the man who for a quarter of a century had been the guiding spirit of Gentile Christianity, and his dear and intimate friend. So St. Paul now, persuaded that faith burned in his disciple's heart with the old steady flame, but knowing, too, that he was dispirited and heavy-hearted, was minded, if possible, to cheer up the fainting heart, and to inspire it with fresh courage to fight the Master's fight when he (St. Paul) had left the scene.

That thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.--The Greek word rendered "stir up" literally means to kindle up, to fan into flame. Chrysostom brings home the great lesson taught by this word, which belongs to all Christ's people alike, when he quotes 1Thessalonians 5:19, "Quench not the Spirit;" for it is in our power both to quench this Spirit and also to fan it into flame. The "gift of God" here alluded to is that special gift of the Spirit conferred on Timothy at his ordination, and which included, in his case, powers necessary for the performance of the many and important duties to which he was in the providence of God called, especially those gifts of ruling and teaching which are necessary for the chief pastor's office. This "gift of God" was conferred through the medium of the hands laid on Timothy's head at his ordination at Lystra. In this act the presbytery at Lystra were joined with the Apostle. (See 1Timothy 4:14.) We know that St. Paul frequently uses for his illustrations of Christian life scenes well known among the Greek heathen nations of the Old World, such as the Greek athletic games. Is it not possible (the suggestion is Wordsworth's) that the Apostle while here charging Timothy to take care that the sacred fire of the Holy Ghost did not languish in his heart, while urging him to watch the flame, to keep it burning brightly, to fan the flame if burning dimly--is it not possible that St. Paul had in mind the solemn words of the Roman law, "Let them watch the eternal flame of the public hearth"? (Cicero, de Legibus, xi. 8.) The failure of the flame was regarded as an omen of dire misfortune, and the watchers, if they neglected the duty, were punished with the severest penalties.

Verse 6. - For the which cause for wherefore, A.V.; through the laying for by the putting, A.V. For which cause (δι η{ν αἰτίαν); so ver. 12 and Titus 1:13, but nowhere else in St. Paul's Epistles, though common elsewhere. The clause seems to depend upon the words immediately preceding, "I am persuaded in thee also; for which cause," etc. Stir up (ἀναζωπυρεῖν); here only in the New Testament, but found in the LXX. of Genesis 45:27 and I Macc. 13:7, in an intransitive sense, "to revive." In both passages it is contrasted with a previous state of despondency (Genesis 45:26) or fear (1 Macc. 13:2). We must, therefore, conclude that St. Paul knew Timothy to be cast down and depressed by his own imprisonment and imminent danger, and therefore exhorted him to revive . 'the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind," which was given him at his ordination. The metaphor is taken from kindling slumbering ashes into a flame by the bellows, and the force of ἀνα is to show that the embers had gone down from a previous state of candescence or frame - "to rekindle, light up again." It is a favourite metaphor in classical Greek. The gift of God (τὸ χάρισμα τοῦ Θεοῦ); as 1 Timothy 4:14 (where see note). The laying on of my hands, together with those of the presbytery (1 Timothy 4:14; comp. Acts 13:2, 3). The laying on of hands was also the medium through which the Holy Ghost was given in Confirmation (Acts 8:17), and in healing (Mark 16:18; comp. Numbers 27:18, 23). 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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