Both Doctrines and Graces Must be Good
2 Timothy 3:10-11
But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,…

Our Saviour by the truth of His doctrine proved Himself to be sent of God (John 7:16, 17, 18, and John 12:49,50). Paul commands Timothy to keep the pattern of wholesome words (2 Timothy 2:13), and Titus must be careful in appointing ministers for the Church, to choose such as hold the faithful word (Titus 1:7, 9). Moral virtues may be found with a false faith; let not those apples of Sodom deceive you, for as there may be good doctrine where the life is bad, so there may be false doctrine where the life is seemingly good. Look, therefore, in the first place to the doctrine, and in the second place to the virtues which seem to commend it. So doth Paul here; first he tells you his doctrine was sound, and now he comes to declare his graces, and how he lived.

(T. Hall, B. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

WEB: But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

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