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2 Timothy 2:8

ESV Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,
NIV Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
NASB Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel,
CSB Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead and descended from David, according to my gospel,
NLT Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach.
KJV Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

What does 2 Timothy 2:8 mean?

In prior verses, Paul has been discussing suffering like a soldier, athlete, and hard-working farmer (2 Timothy 2:1–7), for the sake of Jesus Christ. He tells Timothy to "remember" Jesus, a key theme in Old Testament worship. Worship often includes meditating upon God's previous works. For the Jewish people in particular, there are many to consider, whether it's God parting the Red Sea, bringing Abraham into a new land, or making David king.

Paul then mentions two aspects he considers part of "my gospel." First, he speaks of Jesus as "risen from the dead." The resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith. First Corinthians 15 develops this theme in detail, concluding, "If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:14). Second, the gospel includes the fact that Jesus was "the offspring of David." The Messiah was to be from David's family line (2 Samuel 7:12–16; Matthew 1:1, 6). Jesus' adoptive father, Joseph, was called "son of David" (Matthew 1:20). Jesus was likewise called son of David (Matthew 9:27; 12:23 15:22; 20:23). Jesus literally fulfilled the prophecy of being a son of David who rose from the dead (Isaiah 11).
What is the Gospel?
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