1 Timotius 1:18-19Konteks
1:18 I put this charge 1 before you, Timothy my child, in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, 2 in order that with such encouragement 3 you may fight the good fight. 1:19 To do this 4 you must hold firmly to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck in regard to the faith.
1 Timotius 6:12Konteks
6:12 Compete well 5 for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession 6 for 7 in the presence of many witnesses.
[1:18] 2 sn The prophecies once spoken about you were apparently spoken at Timothy’s ordination (cf. 1 Tim 4:14) and perhaps spoke of what God would do through him. Thus they can encourage him in his work, as the next clause says.
[6:12] 5 tn This phrase literally means “compete in the good competition of the faith,” using words that may refer to a race or to a boxing or wrestling match: “run the good race” or “fight the good fight.” The similar phrase in 1 Tim 1:18 uses a military picture and is more literally “war the good warfare.”
[6:12] 6 sn At some point in Timothy’s life, he publicly acknowledged Jesus as the resurrected Lord, perhaps either at his baptism or his ordination as a minister of the gospel. With this reminder of the historical moment of his good confession, Timothy is encouraged to remain steadfast in his faith and to finish his life as a minister in the same way it began (see G. W. Knight, Pastoral Epistles [NIGTC], 264-65).