The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy

The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy

A NT letter and one of the three “Pastoral Letters” purported to have been written by the apostle Paul to his associates in Christian mission. This letter presents Paul’s final words to Timothy as the apostle faces execution: the apostle urges him to embrace sound doctrine and defend it against error. Many scholars think the Letter was actually written by followers of Paul after the apostle’s death.


Outline of Contents

2 Timothy

I. Introduction (2Tim 1:1-7)

A. Prescript (2Tim 1:1-2)

B. Thankful remembrance for Christian heritage of Paul and Timothy (2Tim 1:3-7)

II. Exhortations (2Tim 1:8-4:5)

A. Experience of suffering as authentication of elect (2Tim 1:8-2:26)

B. Presence of heresy as authentication of prophecy; great value of tradition (2Tim 3:1-4:5)

III. Conclusion (2Tim 4:6-22)

A. Personal notes concerning Paul’s situation; final instructions (2Tim 4:6-18)

B. Greetings (2Tim 4:19-21)

C. Grace, offered on behalf of church (2Tim 4:22)

2Tim 1:1-7

Salutation
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,2To Timothy, my beloved child:
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2Tim 1:1-2

Salutation
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,2To Timothy, my beloved child:
Grac ... View more

2Tim 1:3-7

Thanksgiving and Encouragement
3I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers ni ... View more

2Tim 1:8-4:5

8Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,9who ... View more

2Tim 1:8-2:26

8Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,9who ... View more

2Tim 3:1-4:5

Godlessness in the Last Days
1You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come.2For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of mo ... View more

2Tim 4:6-22

6As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come.7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have k ... View more

2Tim 4:6-18

6As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come.7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have k ... View more

2Tim 4:19-21

Final Greetings and Benediction
19Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.20Erastus remained in Corinth; Trophimus I left ill in Miletus.21Do ... View more

2Tim 4:22

22The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

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