“These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:”
King James Version (KJV)
3:13 They purchase a good degree - Or step, toward some higher office. And much boldness - From the testimony of a good conscience.
3:15 That thou mayest know how to behave - This is the scope of the epistle. In the house of God - Who is the master of the family. Which is - As if he had said, By the house of God, I mean the church.
3:16 The mystery of godliness - Afterwards specified in six articles, which sum up the whole economy of Christ upon earth. Is the pillar and ground - The foundation and support of all the truth taught in his church. God was manifest in the flesh - In the form of a servant, the fashion of a man, for three and thirty years. Justified by the Spirit - Publicly declared to be the Son of God, by his resurrection from the dead. Seen - Chiefly after his resurrection. By angels - Both good and bad. Preached among the gentiles - This elegantly follows. The angels were the least, the gentiles the farthest, removed from him; and the foundation both of this preaching and of their faith was laid before his assumption. Was believed on in the world - Opposed to heaven, into which he was taken up. The first point is, He was manifested in the flesh; the last, He was taken up into glory.
1Ti 3:14 Hoping to come unto thee shortly. It is not certain that he was ever able to visit Ephesus again, though it is thought that he did on his way to Crete.
These things write I vnto thee, hoping to come vnto thee shortly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
- New American Standard Version (1995)
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly;
- American Standard Version (1901)
I am writing these things to you, though I am hoping to come to you before long;
- Basic English Bible
These things I write to thee, hoping to come to thee more quickly;
- Darby Bible
These things I write to thee, hoping to come to thee shortly:
- Webster's Bible
All this I write to you, though I am hoping before long to come to see you.
- Weymouth Bible
These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly;
- World English Bible
Sone Timothe, Y write to thee these thingis, hopinge that Y schal come soon to thee;
- Wycliffe Bible
These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon,
- Youngs Literal Bible