Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Timothy 1:18
- I commit (paratitemai).
- Present middle indicative of old and common verb, to place beside (para) as food on table, in the middle to entrust (Luke 12:48) and used by Jesus as he was dying (Luke 23:46). Here it is a banking figure and repeated in 2 Timothy 2:2.
- According to the prophecies which went before on thee (kata tav proagousav epi se prophteiav).
- Intransitive use of proagw, to go before. When Timothy first comes before us (Acts 16:2) "he was testified to" (emartureito) by the brethren. He began his ministry rich in hopes, prayers, predictions.
- That by them thou mayest war the good warfare (ina strateuhi en autaiv thn kalhn strateian).
- Cognate accusative (strateian, old word from strateuw, in N.T. only here and 2 Corinthians 4:4) with strateuhi (second person singular middle present subjunctive of strateuw, old verb chiefly in Paul in N.T., 1 Corinthians 9:7; 2 Corinthians 10:3). As if in defensive armour.