1 Timothy 2:7
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English Standard Version
For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

King James Bible
Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

American Standard Version
whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereunto I am appointed a preacher and an apostle, (I say the truth, I lie not,) a doctor of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

English Revised Version
whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For which I am ordained a preacher and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

Weymouth New Testament
and of which I have been appointed a herald and an Apostle (I am speaking the truth: it is not a fiction)

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Vincent's Word Studies

I am ordained (ἐτέθην ἐγω)

Better, I was appointed. See on John 15:16.

A preacher (κῆρυξ)

Lit. a herald. See on 2 Peter 2:5. Paul does not use the noun, but the kindred verb κηρύσσειν to proclaim or preach is very common in his writings. See Romans 10:8; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Philippians 1:15, etc.

I speak the truth in Christ and lie not

Omit in Christ. A strange asseveration to an intimate and trusted friend. Apparently an imitation of Romans 9:1.

A teacher of the Gentiles (διδάσκαλος ἐθνῶν)

Paul does not use this phrase. He expressly distinguishes between teacher and apostle. See 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11. He calls himself ἐθνῶν ἀπόστολος apostle of the Gentiles (Romans 11:13); λειτουργός Χριστοῦ Ἱησοῦ εἰς τὰ ἔθνη minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles (Romans 15:16); and δέσμιος τοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἱησοῦ ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν τῶν ἐθνῶν prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles (Ephesians 3:1).

In faith and verity (ἐν πίστει καὶ ἀληθείᾳ)

Or faith and truth. The combination only here. Paul has sincerity and truth (1 Corinthians 5:8), and sanctification of the Spirit and faith of the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:13). The phrase must not be explained in true faith, nor faithfully and truly. It means that faith and truth are the element or sphere in which the apostolic function is discharged: that he preaches with a sincere faith in the gospel, and with a truthful representation of the gospel which he believes.

1 Timothy 2:7 Parallel Commentaries

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I am. See on ch.

1 Timothy 1:11,12 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust...

a preacher.

Ecclesiastes 1:1,2,12 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem...

Ecclesiastes 7:27 Behold, this have I found, said the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

Ecclesiastes 12:8-10 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity...

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?...

Ephesians 3:7,8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power...

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness...

I speak. See on

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son...

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for ever more, knows that I lie not.

Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

a teacher.

John 7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go to the dispersed among the Gentiles...

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18,20 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you...

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

Galatians 2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me...

in faith.

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them...

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ...

Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

verity.

Psalm 111:7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

Cross References
Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Romans 9:1
I am speaking the truth in Christ--I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit--

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?

Ephesians 3:8
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

1 Timothy 1:11
in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

2 Timothy 1:11
for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

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