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1 Timothy 6:12

Context
6:12 Compete well 1  for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession 2  for 3  in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:19

Context
6:19 In this way they will save up 4  a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation 5  for the future and so lay hold of 6  what is truly life.

1 tn This phrase literally means “compete in the good competition of the faith,” using words that may refer to a race or to a boxing or wrestling match: “run the good race” or “fight the good fight.” The similar phrase in 1 Tim 1:18 uses a military picture and is more literally “war the good warfare.”

2 sn At some point in Timothy’s life, he publicly acknowledged Jesus as the resurrected Lord, perhaps either at his baptism or his ordination as a minister of the gospel. With this reminder of the historical moment of his good confession, Timothy is encouraged to remain steadfast in his faith and to finish his life as a minister in the same way it began (see G. W. Knight, Pastoral Epistles [NIGTC], 264-65).

3 tn Grk “confessed the good confession.”

4 tn Grk “saving up” (the continuation of 6:18). Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started at the beginning of v. 19.

5 tn Grk “treasuring up a good foundation.”

6 tn Grk “that they may lay hold of.”



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