2 Timothy 2:19

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse the foundation of God standeth sure, hauing the seale, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let euery one that nameth the Name of Christ, depart from iniquitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His, and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God's strong base is unchanging, having this sign, The Lord has knowledge of those who are his: and, Let everyone by whom the name of the Lord is named be turned away from evil.
- Basic English Bible

Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, [The] Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
- Webster's Bible

Yet God's solid foundation stands unmoved, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who really belong to Him." And this also, "Let every one who names the Name of the Lord renounce all wickedness."
- Weymouth Bible

However God's firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."
- World English Bible

But the sad foundement of God stondith, hauynge this marke, The Lord knowith whiche ben hise, and, Ech man that nameth the name of the Lord, departith fro wickidnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

sure, nevertheless, hath the foundation of God stood, having this seal, `The Lord hath known those who are His,' and `Let him depart from unrighteousness -- every one who is naming the name of Christ.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:19


2:19 But the foundation of God - His truth and faithfulness. Standeth fast - Can never be overthrown; being as it were sealed with a seal, which has an inscription on each side: on the one, The Lord knoweth those that are his; on the other, Let every one who nameth the name of the Lord, as his Lord, depart from iniquity. Indeed, they only are his who depart from iniquity. To all others he will say, I know you not. #Matt 7:22|,23


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:19


2Ti 2:19 Nevertheless. Notwithstanding the faith of some is overthrown (2Ti 2:18). The foundation of God standeth sure. It stands unshaken. His promises are sure. Having this seal. On seals were often inscriptions, and the thought here is of the inscription. Upon this seal are two inscriptions. The Lord knoweth them that are his. The first cheers with the assurance that the Lord knows his own, and will not forget them. Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. The second shows who are his. The Lord knows his people, and his people obey him. Thus they may know that they are known of God.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2:19

  • God cannot be deceived, He knows those serving Him in truth and spirit and in due season He will reward them.
  • Moses Njenga for verse 19
    You can 't fool GOD, HE is interested in relationship not religion your life will show which life your life is in
  • Mockingbird for verse 19
    The foundation of God is Jesus Christ. The seal is Holy Spirit within us , me .God will not tolerate sin I must depart from iniquity to have a working relationship fellowship with my Lord Jesus Christ . The Lord knows all about me there is nothing hid from Him that I can hide . All is opened and naked unto the eyes of Him with whom I have to do I thank God for that sure foundation !!!.
  • Olabode for verse 19
    God is a Almighty God, he Knows all things, that is, open and secret. He knows those who are serving him with the whole of their heart, at the same time, he knows the pretenders.Let everyone by whom the name of the Lord is named be turned away from evil. For example, in Galatians 5 19 21, about 17 evils were mentioned. likewise other places in the Bible. so, for us to be holy as God and see him in the last day,we ought to depart from anything represents evil.
  • FOUNDATION IS ESSENTIAL. GOD HAS ESTABLISHED RIGHTEOUSNSS AS THE ON WAY TO HIM (no eye can see God without holiness)AND THAT CANNOT BE ULTERED. SO WHOSOEVER BELONGS TO GOD MUST DO RIGHT.
  • AnnMarie Martin for verse 19
    Those that hath prepared themselves, as a bride that hath prepared herself for her husband, Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and ye shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2;38,after this God will know you, this is your seal, for the power is in the blood of Jesus Christ, but the Blood is in the name. If the name of Jesus is not applied then there is no remission of sin, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.For there is no other name given, under heaven, wherby we must be saved, but the name, jesus Christ. This is the only way you can depart from inquity. The name of the Lord is Jesus Christ, must be applied through the water, by immersion.Now are ye God's husbandman, after ye have died to sin through, the washing away of your sin in the water, in Jesus name, the sin that was brought upon the entire human race by Adam and Eve. This is the sure foundation.When you marry ye must take your husband's name, so likewise in the spirit.Everything that you do in word or deed must be done in the name of your spiritual husband, Jesus Christ.