2 Timothy 4:17
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English Standard Version
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

American Standard Version
But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might me fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that by me the preaching may be accomplished, and that all the Gentiles may hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

English Revised Version
But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Webster's Bible Translation
Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Weymouth New Testament
The Lord, however, stood by me and filled me with inward strength, that through me the Message might be fully proclaimed and that all the Gentiles might hear it; and I was rescued from the lion's jaws.

2 Timothy 4:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Strengthened (ἐνεδυνάμωσεν)

See on 1 Timothy 1:12.

The preaching (τὸ κήρυγμα)

Better, the message (par excellence), the gospel message. Usually with a defining word, as of Jonah; of Jesus Christ; my preaching; our preaching. Absolutely, as here, 1 Corinthians 1:21; Titus 1:3.

Might be fully known (πληροφορηθῇ)

See on 2 Timothy 4:5. Lit. might be fulfilled; fully carried out by being proclaimed before rulers in the capital of the world. Comp. Romans 15:19; Acts 23:11; Acts 28:31; Philippians 1:12-14.

Out of the mouth of the lion (ἐκ στόματος λέοντος)

Figurative expression for danger of death. Comp. 1 Corinthians 15:32. As usual, all manner of special references have been imagined: the lions of the amphitheatre; Nero; the chief accuser; the Jews; the Devil.

2 Timothy 4:17 Parallel Commentaries

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the Lord.

Psalm 37:39,40 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble...

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Jeremiah 15:20,21 And I will make you to this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you...

Jeremiah 20:10,11 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

Matthew 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak...

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace...

Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as you have testified of me in Jerusalem...

Acts 27:23,24 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve...

strengthened.

Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

by.

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

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...

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you...

Romans 16:25,26 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Philippians 1:12-14 But I would you should understand, brothers...

and I.

Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Daniel 6:22,27 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me...

Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:37
And David said, "The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you!"

Psalm 22:21
Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!

Daniel 6:22
My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm."

Luke 1:1
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Acts 27:23
For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,

Romans 15:31
that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,

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