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Second Epistle to Timothy

also known as: 2nd Timothy, II Timothy, 2 Timothy

The Second Epistle to Timothy was probably written a year or so after the first, and from Rome, where Paul was for a 2nd time a prisoner, and was sent to Timothy by the hands of Tychicus.

In this letter, Paul entreats Timothy to come to him before winter, and to bring Mark with him (compare Philippians 2:22). He was anticipating that “the time of his departure was at hand” (2 Tim. 4:6).

He exhorts his “son Timothy” to all diligence and steadfastness, and to patience under persecution (1:6-15), and to a faithful discharge of all the duties of his office (4:1-5), with all the solemnity of one who was about to appear before the Judge of quick and dead.

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Article Version: August 8, 2019