1:12 Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. 1 But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set 2 and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me 3 until that day. 4
2 Timothy 4:7-8Context
4:7 I have competed well; 5 I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! 4:8 Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day – and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on 6 his appearing.
1 tn Grk “suffer these things.”
2 tn Or “in whom I have believed.”
3 sn What has been entrusted to me (Grk “my entrustment,” meaning either (1) “what I have entrusted to him” [his life, destiny, etc.] or (2) “what he has entrusted to me” [the truth of the gospel]). The parallel with v. 14 and use of similar words in the pastorals (1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 2:2) argue for the latter sense.
5 sn The expression I have competed well (Grk “I have competed the good competition”) uses 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.”
6 tn Grk “all who have loved.”