Teach other people to teach (2 Tim. 2:2)

“What you have heard

From me

Through many witnesses


To faithful people

So that they would be

Sufficient enough

To teach others.”

καὶ ἃ ἤκουσας παρ’ ἐμοῦ διὰ πολλῶν μαρτύρων, ταῦτα παράθου πιστοῖς ἀνθρώποις, οἵτινες ἱκανοὶ ἔσονται καὶ ἑτέρους διδάξαι.

Paul said, “What you have heard (καὶ ἃ ἤκουσας) from me (παρ’ ἐμοῦ) through many witnesses (διὰ πολλῶν μαρτύρων), entrust this (ταῦτα παράθου) to faithful believing men (πιστοῖς ἀνθρώποις) so that they would be sufficient enough (οἵτινες ἱκανοὶ ἔσονται) to teach others (καὶ ἑτέρους διδάξαι).”  Paul made it clear what he was expecting.  Timothy was to pass along to other faithful believing Christians what he had heard from Paul and many other witnesses.  Timothy was to do this in such a way that these other Christians would be adequately trained to teach others.  It was not good enough that Timothy himself should teach well.  Paul wanted Timothy to develop a number of other Christian teachers to teach still other people.  Paul envisioned a Christian community with many teachers.  Have you ever tried to teach others about Jesus Christ?

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