The Meaning of 2 Timothy 1:5 Explained

2 Timothy 1:5

KJV: When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

YLT: taking remembrance of the unfeigned faith that is in thee, that dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that also in thee.

Darby: calling to mind the unfeigned faith which has been in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that in thee also.

ASV: having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee; which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in thee also.

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What does 2 Timothy 1:5 Mean?

Verse Meaning

Paul rejoiced over Timothy"s genuine faith that his remaining faithful to the Lord for so long had proved. Timothy"s faith was pure, unmixed with distrust and unbelief. His mother and grandmother had also demonstrated sterling faith in Christ. Undoubtedly they were instrumental in Timothy"s salvation. Spiritual as well as physical traits often come down from one generation to the next. The more personal the letter of Paul, the more often he mentioned personal names. [1] He mentioned22in this letter and nine in Philemon.

Context Summary

2 Timothy 1:1-11 - "stir Up The Gift Which Is In Thee"
Lonely and facing death the Apostle fell back on the bedrock of the will of God. If it were the divine plan that he should finish his life-work in that miserable plight, he was content that it should be so. But he longs to see his beloved son in the faith once more. He desires to stir up the dead coal of his ardor, in which there was fire and heat, but not enough flame.
Apparently the young evangelist was becoming daunted by the gathering difficulties of the time and so Paul sets himself to encourage him. With this purpose in view he adduces his own example, 2 Timothy 1:3, his fervent affection, 2 Timothy 1:4, the memory of the sainted dead, 2 Timothy 1:5, the solemn vows by which Timothy had bound himself at his ordination, 2 Timothy 1:6, the divine donation of grace and power and love, 2 Timothy 1:8, the eternal purpose which had received its fruition in the advent of Jesus, 2 Timothy 1:9, the clear light which His resurrection had thrown on death and the hereafter, 2 Timothy 1:10. Surely such a chain of arguments must have proved irresistible! God's soldiers must be brave and unflinching in meeting the opposition of the world. When once we realize that the stores which reside in God are at the disposal of our faith, we, too, shall be invulnerable and irresistible.

Chapter Summary: 2 Timothy 1

1  Paul's love to Timothy, and unfeigned confidence in Timothy himself, his mother, and grandmother
6  He is exhorted to stir up the gift of God which was in him;
8  to be steadfast and patient in persecution;
13  and to persist in the form and truth of that doctrine which he had learned of him
15  Phygellus and Hermogenes, and such like, are noted, and Onesiphorus is highly commended

What do the individual words in 2 Timothy 1:5 mean?

remembrance having taken of the within you sincere faith which dwelt first in the grandmother of you Lois and in the mother Eunice I am persuaded now that also [it is] in you
ὑπόμνησιν λαβὼν τῆς ἐν σοὶ ἀνυποκρίτου πίστεως ἥτις ἐνῴκησεν πρῶτον ἐν τῇ μάμμῃ σου Λωΐδι καὶ τῇ μητρί Εὐνίκῃ πέπεισμαι δὲ ὅτι καὶ ἐν σοί

What are the major concepts related to 2 Timothy 1:5?

Main Subject Matters

lois and eunice [72]
timothy's grandmother [69]
unfeigned faith [55]
lois [46]
Unfeigned [44]
Eunice And Lois [38]
Mother of Timothy [36]
Grandmother [27]
Grandmother's Faith Transmitted [25]
Eunice [25]
Sincere faith [24]
Timothy's mother [21]
Grandmother's Transmitted Faith [17]
Mothers Faith [15]
reminded of [14]
Spiritual (Eunice) [12]
Lois thus called [11]
Grandparents [11]
Mother's faith [11]
Timothy's Faith and Heritage [10]
Dwelt [9]
mother's day [8]
Timothy's Spiritual Heritage [6]
mom [6]
Grandmothers [6]
I Am Convinced [5]
Mothers And Grandmothers [5]
Genuine Faith [5]
Mother [5]
unfeigned def [5]
Sincere [4]
Grandmother's Influence [4]
Timothy's home town [4]
reminding [4]
on being genuine [4]
Paul resides in [3]
True faith [3]
Heathen Influence [3]
Love Grandparents [3]
same faith [3]
Grandmas [3]
remember to share [3]
Fan The Flames [3]
Rebellion within family [3]
Superlative faith [3]
Parental influence [3]
Thankful For Mothers [3]
I Am Persuaded [3]
Following Mother's Example [3]
Devout Mothers [3]
tim fan [3]
Godly Mothers [3]
Grandmothers Death [3]
timothy fan [3]
who was timothy [2]
Purifying Your Heart [2]
persuaded [2]
mothers and daughters [2]
paul to timothy [2]
who is timothy [2]
Paul is convinced [2]
Quality [2]
Virtues [2]
spiritual mom [2]
Sincere believers [2]
Timothy's ministry [2]
sharing the faith [2]
Thankful For Friendship [2]
Useful sometimes [2]
Resides in Ephesus [2]
Reminded Peter [2]
Tales grandmothers told [2]
mothers prayers [2]
Bringing Christians Back To The Faith [2]
Faith And Family [2]
Faith [2]
Eloquent Thoughts [2]
Continuity of faith [2]
Commending great faith [2]
Childhood faith [2]
chat about faith [2]
Beauty Pageants [2]
Another's faith [2]
admonishment [2]
Sharing Faith [2]
Paul's Sincerity [2]
Mothers, Examples Of [2]
Influencing Children [2]
Examples Of Mothers' Love [2]
Evangelists, Identity Of [2]
Consider Your Call To Salvation [2]
Faith Comes From [2]
Family And Faith [2]
Family Influence [2]
Mothers Tears [2]
In faith's chapter [2]
keep the faith [2]
Keeping Faith Strong [2]
Keeping the faith [2]
Make faith real [2]
Mentioned by Paul [2]
Mothers And Flowers [2]
Mothers Teaching [2]
Mothers Praying [2]
Godly Ancestry [2]
Gramma [2]
jewess [2]
moms [2]
mother day [2]
Mothers Passing [2]
mothers day [2]
Church Mothers [1]
Mothers [1]
mothers and sons [1]
The Purpose Of The Woman [1]
The Role Of The Older Woman [1]
The Role Of The Woman [1]

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