2 TIMOTHY 2:15
There is a good rule to follow for finding out what a text or section or chapter or book means. It is attributed to both Miles Coverdale (1488-1569) and John Wycliffe (1325-1384). It is worth knowing and should be copied into one's copy of the Bible for constant reference and for constant application to all studies made of the Sacred Scriptures. Here it is:
THE GOLDEN RULE OF SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION
"It shall greatly helpe ye to understand Scripture,
if thou mark not only what is spoken or wrytten,
but of whom, and to whom, with what words,
at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances,
considering what goeth before and what followeth after."
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