2 Timothy 2:2

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the things that thou hast heard of mee among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithfull men, who shall be able to teach others also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the things which I have said to you before a number of witnesses, give to those of the faith, so that they may be teachers of others.
- Basic English Bible

And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also.
- Darby Bible

And the things that thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
- Webster's Bible

All that you have been taught by me in the hearing of many witnesses, you must hand on to trusty men who shall themselves, in turn, be competent to instruct others also.
- Weymouth Bible

The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
- World English Bible

And what thingis thou hast herd of me bi many witnessis, bitake thou these to feithful men, whiche schulen `be also able to teche othere men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the things that thou didst hear from me through many witnesses, these things be committing to stedfast men, who shall be sufficient also others to teach;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:2


2:2 The things - The wholesome doctrine, #2Timothy 1:13|. Commit - Before thou leavest Ephesus. To faithful men, who will be able, after thou art gone, to teach others.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:2


2Ti 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me. The instruction that I gave thee for preaching Christ. Among many witnesses. This probably refers to Timothy hearing Paul teach these things before many congregations. The same commit thou to faithful men. Do thou impart to other men, faithful, trustworthy men, in order that they may be able to teach others also. As Paul prepared Timothy to preach the gospel, so he is to prepare other men.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2:2

  • This scripture shows the importance of delegating responsibility. Paul entrusted responsibility to Timothy and he in turn encouraged Timothy to entrust responsibility to others.

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