Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament2 Timothy 1:12
- These things (tauta).
- His imprisonment in Rome.
- Yet I am not ashamed (all' ouk epaisxunomai).
- Plain reference to the exhortation to Timothy in verse 8.
- Him whom I have believed (wi pepisteuka).
- Dative case of the relative (wi) with the perfect active of pisteuw, the antecedent to the relative not expressed. It is not an indirect question. Paul knows Jesus Christ whom he has trusted.
- I am persuaded (pepeismai).
- See verse 5.
- To guard (pulaxai).
- First aorist active infinitive of pulassw, the very word used in 1 Timothy 6:20 with parathkhn as here, to guard against robbery or any loss.
- That which I have committed unto him (thn parathkhn mou).
- Literally, "my deposit," as in a bank, the bank of heaven which no burglar can break (Matthew 6:19). See this word also in verse 2 Timothy 1:14. Some MSS. have the more common parakatathkh (a sort of double deposit, para, beside, down, kata).
- Against that day (eiv ekeinhn thn hmeran).
- The day of Christ's second coming. See also 1:18; 4:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:10, and often in the Gospels. Elsewhere, the day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:14), the day of Christ or Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6,10; 2:16), the day (1 Thessalonians 5:4; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Romans 13:12), the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:20), the day of judgment (Romans 2:5,16).
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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:12". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=2ti&chapter=001&verse=012>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.