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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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2 Timothy 1:11

Whereunto I am appointed a preacher
Both from eternity, in the counsel and purpose of God, (Acts 9:15) and in time, by the church at Antioch, and the prophets in it, according to the express order of the Holy Ghost, (Acts 13:2) . And if ever there was a preacher of the Gospel, Paul was one; he preached purely, powerfully, publicly, constantly, boldly, and with all faithfulness and integrity:

and an apostle;
that is, of the Gentiles, as follows, and as he elsewhere styles himself, (Romans 11:13) for it does not run so smooth and easy to connect this with the word Gospel. In (2 Timothy 1:1) , he is called the apostle of Jesus Christ, because he was sent by him; and here the apostle of the Gentiles, because, he was sent to them; and this by the same appointment, by which he became a preacher:

and a teacher of the Gentiles;
though all the apostles, by their commission, were sent to teach all nations, or the Gentiles in the several parts of the world, as well as Jews; yet the apostle was eminently a teacher of them; his work chiefly lay among them; the Gospel of the uncircumcision, or the ministration of the Gospel to the uncircumcised Gentiles, was committed to him; and he was a teacher of them in faith and verity, as in (1 Timothy 2:7) . The Alexandrian copy only reads, "and a teacher".

 


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The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=2ti&chapter=001&verse=011>. 1999.

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