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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
2:1 be strong in the grace. True strength, real spiritual power, is to be found only in true Christian grace. Note II Corinthians 9:8; 12:9-10.
2:2 among. A better rendering of “among,” is “attested by.” The “sound words, which thou hast heard of me” (II Timothy 1:13) had not been heard only by Timothy, but had been attested by many others as well. It was vital that they be preserved and transmitted, and this would now be Timothy’s responsibility, since Paul was no longer able to do this. This was the principle and practice predicted in Psalm 145:4. “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.”