But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
1."But they shall proceed no further"
a. proceed [4298 * prokopto] [Zodhiates: To beat or drive forward as if with repeated strokes, hence to go forward or further. Make progress.]
2. "for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was."
a. folly [454 * anoia; a-without; nous-mind] [Zodhiates: Madness, folly, lack of understanding.]
b. manifest [1552 * ekdelos] [Zodhiates: Quite plain, conspicuous, very evident.]
c. Amp. Bible: "But they will not get very far, for their rash folly will become obvious to everybody, as was that of those [magicians mentioned].
d. Jannes and Jambres are mentioned only once in The Bible, by the apostle Paul in the second epistle to Timothy. Although they are not identified by name in the Old Testament, Rabbinic tradition holds that Jannes and Jambres were, or were among, the magicians who opposed Moses and Aaron at the time of the Exodus. The tradition would certainly be valid, otherwise Paul, while writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, would not have made it a part of the New Testament record. Jannes and Jambres obviously had "miraculous" powers, but unlike Moses and Aaron who were empowered by God, the Pharaoh's magicians were fraudulent and/or Satanic. Wayne Blank; www.keyway.ca/htm2000/20001210.htm
e. These individuals imitated the miracles of Moses of snakes, blood, frogs, but they failed when it came to the gnats they failed to imitate it.
f. Names of two legendary wizards of Pharaoh "who withstood Moses" (II Tim. iii. 8) by imitating "with their enchantments" the works of Moses and Aaron, though they were defeated (Ex. vii. 11, viii. 7). According to rabbinical tradition they were the two chiefs of the magicians at the court of Pharaoh who foretold the birth of Moses, "the destroyer of the land of Egypt," thereby causing the cruel edicts of Pharaoh (Soṭah 11a; Sanh. 106a). They said to Moses when he performed his miracles with the water and the rod: "Dost thou wish to introduce magic into Egypt, the native land of the magic art?" (Men. 85a). According to Midrash Yelammedenu, Ki Tissa (Ex. xxxii.), they were among "the mixed multitude that went up with Israel from Egypt" (Ex. xii. 38) and aided in the making of the golden calf. They were the "two youths" (A. and R. V. "servants") that accompanied Balaam on his travels when commissioned to curse Israel (Targ. i. to Num. xxii. 22). They flew up into the air before the sword of Phinehas and made themselves invisible, until, by the power of the Ineffable Name, they were caught and slain (Zohar, Balaḳ, 194; comp. Targ. Yer. to Num. xxxi. 8). www.jewishencyclopedia.com
2 Timothy 3:10
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
1."But thou hast fully known my"
a. Timothy was already a disciple when Paul came through Lystra on the second missionary journey. This means of course he got saved when Paul was there during the first missionary journey, recorded in Acts 14:8-20. God moved mightily during that time in Lystra, healing a man who was a cripple from birth (Acts 14:8-10), and raising Paul after he was stoned. Timothy must have heard or seen these things. Timothy was aware of Paul's doctrine, manner of life and so on.
b. fully known [3877 * parakoloutheo; para-near; akoloutheo-to follow] [Zodhiates: To accompany side by side, follow closely, attend to carefully.]
c. doctrine [1319 * didaskalia] [Zodhiates: Teaching or instruction.]
d. manner of life [72 * agoges] [Zodhiates: A way of life, the manner of leading or spending life.]
e. longsuffering [3115 * makrothumia] [Zodhiates: Forebearance, long-suffering, self-restraint before leading to action.]
f. charity [26 * agape] [Zodhiates: Love].
g. patience [5281 * hupomone] [Zodhiates: A bearing up under, patience, endurance as to things or circumstances.]
2 Timothy 3:11
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
1."Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch"
a. persecutions [1375 * diogmos] [Zodhiates: pursuit, particularly of enemies, hostile persecution.]
b. afflictions [3804 * pathema] [Zodhiates: suffering, affliction.]
c. Acts 13:50-52 "But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts."
But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost."
2. "at Iconium"
a. Acts 14:1-7 "And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews, with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lyconia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
And there they preached the gospel."
3. "at Lystra"
a. Acts 14:8-20 "And there sat a man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed.
Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lyconia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before the city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe."
4, "what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me."
a. Psalm 34:19 "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all."
My name is Don Costello. Ever since I received Christ in November of 1976 I have had a passion to study and know God's word.My wife Melissa and I have 5 children.