11 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
11 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
11 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
11 I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God's plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus.
11 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
11 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:1
Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:1-5
(Read 2 Timothy 1:1-5)
The promise of eternal life to believers in Christ Jesus, is the leading subject of ministers who are employed according to the will of God. The blessings here named, are the best we can ask for our beloved friends, that they may have peace with God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Whatever good we do, God must have the glory. True believers have in every age the same religion as to substance. Their faith is unfeigned; it will stand the trial, and it dwells in them as a living principle. Thus pious women may take encouragement from the success of Lois and Eunice with Timothy, who proved so excellent and useful a minister. Some of the most worthy and valuable ministers the church of Christ has been favoured with, have had to bless God for early religious impressions made upon their minds by the teaching of their mothers or other female relatives.