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2 Timothy 2

2 Tim. 2:13 KJV (With Strong’s)

ei (Greek #1487)
if, whether, that, etc.
KJV usage: forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether. Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in 1489, 1490, 1499, 1508, 1509, 1512, 1513, 1536, 1537. See also 1437.
Pronounce: i
Origin: a primary particle of conditionality
d we believe not
apisteo (Greek #569)
to be unbelieving, i.e. (transitively) disbelieve, or (by implication) disobey
KJV usage: believe not.
Pronounce: ap-is-teh'-o
Origin: from 571
, yet he
ekeinos (Greek #1565)
that one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed
KJV usage: he, it, the other (same), selfsame, that (same, very), X their, X them, they, this, those. See also 3778.
Pronounce: ek-i'-nos
Origin: from 1563
meno (Greek #3306)
to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy)
KJV usage: abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own.
Pronounce: men'-o
Origin: a primary verb
pistos (Greek #4103)
objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful
KJV usage: believe(-ing, -r), faithful(-ly), sure, true.
Pronounce: pis-tos'
Origin: from 3982
: he
dunamai (Greek #1410)
to be able or possible
KJV usage: be able, can (do, + -not), could, may, might, be possible, be of power.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-ahee
Origin: of uncertain affinity
f cannot
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
arneomai (Greek #720)
to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate
KJV usage: deny, refuse.
Pronounce: ar-neh'-om-ahee
Origin: perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of 4483
heautou (Greek #1438)
him- (her-, it-, them-, also (in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons) my-, thy-, our-, your-) self (selves), etc.
KJV usage: alone, her (own, -self), (he) himself, his (own), itself, one (to) another, our (thine) own(-selves), + that she had, their (own, own selves), (of) them(-selves), they, thyself, you, your (own, own conceits, own selves, -selves).
Pronounce: heh-ow-too'
Origin: from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive case (dative case or accusative case) of 846

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Ministry on This Verse

 The knowledge then that God is faithful, and that He cannot deny Himself, is assuredly a rock on which the feeblest and most timid of His servants may repose in the darkest moments; and it affords also an encouragement to look beyond the confusion and the ruin, to that blessed future when every thought of the heart of God for His Church and for His people will have its perfect and eternal realization in the glory. (Exposition of 2 Timothy: 2 Timothy 2:8-13 by E. Dennett)
 He could not deny Himself because others were unfaithful. (2 Timothy 2 by J.N. Darby)
 If, moreover, we believe not, the Lord will not fail to accomplish all the purposes of His heart, all the thoughts of His love; for He cannot deny Himself. (article #86493)

J. N. Darby Translation

if we are unfaithful, *he* abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.

W. Kelly Translation

if we are unfaithful, he abideth faithful, fora he cannot deny himself.

WK Translation Notes

"For" is rightly added as in the RV.