(1Tim 4:10)For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we
trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.
Some say "(e)specially
believers" means "only believers" or "that is,
That claim is easily refuted.
especially, chiefly, most of all, above all
Part of Speech: adverbial
superlativeA Related Word by Thayers/Strongs Number: neuter plural
of the superlative of an apparently primary adverb mala
most of all for the words which he
spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied
him unto the ship.
whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I
have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after
examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are
among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all
men, especially unto them who
are of the household of faith.
=> Do good to everyone. Especially to the
the saints salute you, chiefly they
that are of Caesar's household.
=> Greetings to everyone. Special greetings to Ceasar's
if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word
=> All elders recieve double honor; the elders that labor in the
word are most certainly included.
there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
=> The largest percentage of vain talkers is found amoung thoses
who a circumsised.
now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved,
specially to me, but how much more
unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
chiefly them that walk after the flesh
in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government.
they, selfwilled, they are
not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
=> The people mentioned in this verse do evil things but they
aren't the only ones.
(2Tim 4:13) The cloke that I left at
Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with
thee, and the
especially the parchments.
=> He should bring back all 3 items and
most certainly the parchments
It could be argued that the last verse means:
Take the parchments and if you can carry more also bring the other
items. At the very least it show the intention of bringing all
three items. Humans are limited in all sort of ways so possibly the
cloke was left behind. But God is not limited. If He intents to
take all three items He will take them. If not His powers
So 1 Tim 4:10 shows the priority of God. Believers are saved first.
But it also shows His intention to save the none believers.
His intententions can't be stopped by anything.