2 Timothy 4:15
New International Version
You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.

New Living Translation
Be careful of him, for he fought against everything we said.

English Standard Version
Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message.

Berean Study Bible
You too should beware of him, for he has vigorously opposed our message.

Berean Literal Bible
whom you also beware of, for exceedingly he has opposed our message.

King James Bible
Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

New King James Version
You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

New American Standard Bible
Be on guard against him yourself too, for he vigorously opposed our teaching.

NASB 1995
Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our teaching.

NASB 1977
Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our teaching.

Amplified Bible
Be on guard against him yourself, because he vigorously opposed our message.

Christian Standard Bible
Watch out for him yourself because he strongly opposed our words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Watch out for him yourself because he strongly opposed our words.

American Standard Version
of whom do thou also beware; for he greatly withstood our words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Beware of him also, for he is very arrogant against our words.

Contemporary English Version
Alexander opposes what we preach, so you had better watch out for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom do thou also avoid, for he hath greatly withstood our words.

English Revised Version
of whom be thou ware also; for he greatly withstood our words.

Good News Translation
Be on your guard against him yourself, because he was violently opposed to our message.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Watch out for him. He violently opposed what we said.

International Standard Version
You, too, must watch out for him, for he violently opposed our message.

Literal Standard Version
of whom you also beware, for he has greatly stood against our words;

NET Bible
You be on guard against him too, because he vehemently opposed our words.

New Heart English Bible
of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words.

Weymouth New Testament
You also should beware of him; for he has violently opposed our preaching.

World English Bible
of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words.

Young's Literal Translation
of whom also do thou beware, for greatly hath he stood against our words;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Personal Concerns
14Alexander the coppersmith did great harm to me. The Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15You too should beware of him, for he has vigorously opposed our message. 16At my first defense, no one stood with me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be charged against them.…

Cross References
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did great harm to me. The Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense, no one stood with me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be charged against them.


Treasury of Scripture

Of whom be you ware also; for he has greatly withstood our words.

be.

Matthew 10:16,17
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves…

Philippians 3:2
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

withstood.

2 Timothy 3:8
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

words.









(15) Of whom be thou ware also.--This Alexander was evidently then at Ephesus. That he had been at Rome, and had given evidence against St. Paul, and had argued against the defence of the Apostle, is probable. "Our words" some understand as especially referring to St. Paul's defence before the imperial tribunal. If we identify him with the Alexander of Acts 19:33-34, then he was a Jew, one of those bitter, life-long antagonists of the Gentile Apostle who crossed his path at every step, and not improbably brought about, in the end, his death. It is an interesting suggestion which refers the connection between St. Paul and Alexander back to those days when Saul and Alexander were both reckoned as belonging to the strictest Pharisee party, determined foes to the "Nazarenes." Saul--if we adopt this supposition--became the Apostle St. Paul of the Gentiles; Alexander remained a fanatic Jew--hence the enmity.

Verse 15. - Withstood for hath withstood, A.V. Of whom be thou ware (ο{ν φυλάσσου). This is the proper construction in classical Greek, the accusative of the person or thing, after φυλάσσομαι. But it is only found in Acts 21:25. In Luke 12:15 the equally correct phrase, Φυλάσσεσθε ἀπὸ τῆς πλεονεξιας, is used. The inference from this caution to Timothy is that Alexander had left Rome and returned to his native Ephesus. The Jews were always on the move. He greatly withstood our words (ἀντέστη). For an exactly similar use, see Acts 13:8, where Elymas "withstood" Paul and Barnabas; and 2 Timothy 3:8, where Jannes and Jambres "withstood" Moses. In this case we may be sure that Paul, in pleading for his life, did not omit to preach the gospel to his Gentile audience. Alexander tried to refute his words, not without effect. The apostle says "our words" (not "my words"), perhaps to associate with himself those other Christians who were with him. It certainly cannot mean "yours and mine," as Timothy was not with him when the "words" were spoken.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
You
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

too
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

should beware of
φυλάσσου (phylassou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 5442: Probably from phule through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. Be on guard; by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid.

[him],
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

he has vigorously opposed
ἀντέστη (antestē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 436: To set against; I withstand, resist, oppose. From anti and histemi; to stand against, i.e. Oppose.

our
ἡμετέροις (hēmeterois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2251: Our, our own. From thnetos; our.

message.
λόγοις (logois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.


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