Paul expresses great affection
for Timothy 1-5. Exhorts him to improve his spiritual gifts 6-14.
Tells of many who basely deserted him; but speaks with affection of
2 Timothy Chapter 2
The apostle exhorts Timothy to
persevere with diligence, like a soldier, a combatant, and a
husbandman 1-7. Encouraging him by assurances of a happy end of his
faithfulness 8-13. Warnings to shun vain babblings and dangerous
errors 14-21. Charges to flee youthful lusts, and to minister with
zeal against error, but with meekness of spirit 22-26.
2 Timothy Chapter 3
The apostle foretells the rise of
dangerous enemies to the gospel 1-9. Proposes his own example to
Timothy 10-13. And exhorts him to continue in the doctrine he had
learned from the Holy Scriptures 14-17.
2 Timothy Chapter 4
The apostle solemnly charges
Timothy to be diligent, though many will not bear sound doctrine
1-5. Enforces the charge from his own martyrdom, then at hand 6-8.
Desires him to come speedily 9-13. He cautions, and complains of
such as had deserted him; and expresses his faith as to his own
preservation to the heavenly kingdom 14-18.
Friendly greetings and his usual blessing 19-22.