2 Timothy 4:14

“Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Alexander the Coppersmith did mee much euill, the Lord reward him according to his works.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord will render to him according to his works:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Alexander the copper-worker did me much wrong: the Lord will give him the reward of his works:
- Basic English Bible

Alexander the smith did many evil things against me. The Lord will render to him according to his works.
- Darby Bible

Alexander the copper-smith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
- Webster's Bible

Alexander the metal-worker showed bitter hostility towards me: the Lord will requite him according to his doings.
- Weymouth Bible

Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works,
- World English Bible

Alisaundre, the tresorer, schewide to me myche yuele; `the Lord schal yelde to hym aftir his werkis.
- Wycliffe Bible

Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil; may the Lord repay to him according to his works,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:14


4:14 The Lord will reward him - This he spoke prophetically.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:14


2Ti 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith. An Alexander is named as belonging to Ephesus in Ac 19:33 1Ti 1:20. This may have been the same man. We cannot be sure whether the evil was done in Ephesus, or Rome. Did me much evil. By his opposition. The Lord reward him according to his works. The Christian, when wronged, is to turn over to the Lord the recompense for the wrong. See Mt 16:27.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • A disciple
    "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;" We should be glad for every opportunity to communicate the grace and knowledge which the Lord has given us; but we understand too that men are free to choose their own way instead of the way of the Spirit if they really want to. If they did so to the Lord "in the green tree" what should we expect from those kind now "in the dry?"
  • Ray321
    2 Timothy 4:6-7 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. This must of been Paul's last Epistles knowing he was going to be put to death. That man kept the faith all the way through his life with Jesus. Praise the Lord.
  • A disciple
    Jesus preached about Hell, and Gehenna, and Damnation of the wicked, and the worm that never dies, and wailing and gnashing of teeth, and about a certain rich man who ended up "Tormented in this flame." "But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." "..except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
  • A disciple
    Steve; EXCELLENT SCRIPTURES, as usual! "WE ARE OF GOD HE THAT KNOWETH GOD HEARETH US; HE THAT IS NOT OF GOD HEARETH NOT US: HEREBY KNOW WE THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR." When we abide in Jesus, and His Words abide in us, we shall ask what we will and it shall be done unto us: herein is the Father glorified, that we bear much fruit. The good fruit can only come from the good tree!
  • Lu2677
    For the time will come when they will not hold fast to Christ's doctrine, because they covet and gather to themselves many teachers that are "soothsayers", because they have hearts that only want to hear what makes them feel good/special, proud, accomplished, important, safe, puffed up. I worked with a woman who said "When they start preaching about hell, I walk out."
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 4:3 FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS

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