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

  • BSP
    Verse 26~We have to be on guard constantly because the Devil is out to catch us and use us.
  • A disciple
    Why do you leave out Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Book of Revelation? And why do you leave out the Books of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms, and the Writings? They were not complete without us; and we are not complete without them! "The SUM of thy word is truth." We are not allowed to omit or add to anything that God has said!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    When Gods Word is wrongly divided you've got a disaster and its called religion which is still and remains to this day in the Kingdom of God. The Word of God always refers back too and interprets itself. We all have to come back to what the Word itself says to do and how to go about it. Its all still their and God bless all those who verily do find it amen. Acts through Jude amen. Shalom beloved.
  • A disciple
    "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:3 As we get ready this morning to go forth to our day's work, we first must sit down at the Lord's feet and hear His Word, and present ourselves to God. Searching the Scriptures and examining ourselves to set in order before Him reading and praying in order to work out what we are learning in our behavior and character all the day. Besides the inward struggles and difficulties of our yet undisciplined nature, there is the world of people among whom we live and work, for whose sake also we take care to walk uprightly and in holiness and truth. "We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us" is not merely for our inspiration but the High Calling of God upon us.
  • X
    This is about rightly deviding Gods Words..
    Isreal Time.. outime Despensation of Grace Law..Faith ..Belief...
    Not Works.. sealed by the Holy Spirit In The Body Of Christ
  • Olga
    The instructions are that Timothy is to share with people Paul's demeanor, actions, and's were the other accounts that faithful person telling about his ministry, the hardships, miracles, and his change from persecutor to follower of Christ so others not saved could also be saved.