W I T H P R A C T I C A L O B S E R V A T I O N
OF THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO
I M O T H Y
second epistle Paul wrote to Timothy from Rome, when he was a prisoner there
and in danger of his life; this is evident from these words, I am now ready
to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand, ch. iv. 6.
It appears that his removal out of this world, in his own apprehension, was
not far off, especially considering the rage and malice of his persecutors;
and that he had been brought before the emperor Nero, which he calls his
first answer, when no man stood with him, but all men forsook him, ch.
iv. 16. And interpreters agree that this was the last epistle he wrote. Where
Timothy now was is not certain. The scope of this epistle somewhat differs
from that of the former, not so much relating to his office as an evangelist
as to his personal conduct and behaviour.