Good works (1 Tim. 5:25)


Good works also

Are conspicuous.

Even when they are not,

They cannot remain hidden.”

ὡσαύτως καὶ τὰ ἔργα τὰ καλὰ πρόδηλα, καὶ τὰ ἄλλως ἔχοντα κρυβῆναι οὐ δύνανται.

Paul said, “Thus, also (ὡσαύτως καὶ) good works (τὰ ἔργα τὰ καλὰ) are conspicuous (πρόδηλα).  Even when they are not (καὶ τὰ ἄλλως ἔχοντα), they cannot remain hidden (κρυβῆναι οὐ δύνανται).”  Only this letter to Timothy used this unique word πρόδηλα, that means evident beforehand, manifest to all, evident, or very clear.  Paul then explained to Timothy that good works, like sins, are also conspicuous or evident for all to see.  Even when they are not that evident, they cannot remain hidden.  They always see the light of day.  In other words, there was no good reason to hide good or bad deeds.  Everyone would get them to know about them eventually.  Thus, make sure that you are not a sinner, but someone doing good deeds.  Are you a doer of good deeds?

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