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When God says, "Guard the treasure entrusted to you," what is "the treasure"?

NET
Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.
NIRV
Guard the truth of the good news that you were trusted with. Guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
NIV
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
NIVUK
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
NKJV
That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
NLV
Keep safe that which He has trusted you with by the Holy Spirit Who lives in us.
NLT
Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.
NMB
That good thing that was committed to your keeping, keep in the Holy Spirit that dwells in us.
NRSV
Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.
NRSVA
Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.
NRSVACE
Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.
NRSVCE
Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.
NTE
You have had something very important entrusted to you, too; make sure you look after it, through the holy spirit who dwells in us.
OJB
Stand shomer over the orthodox Jewish pikkadon entrusted to you through the Ruach Hakodesh dwelling in us.

2 Timothy 1:14

ESV - 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

Clarify Share Report Asked August 08 2018 Mini Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Several of the translations above seem to be considering the "treasure" entrusted to Timothy to be the gospel message. However, in my opinion, Paul is referring to Timothy's soul. Considering the human soul as a treasure to be guarded would be consistent with Jesus' observation that gaining the whole world would mean nothing if one were to lose one's own soul in the process (Mark 8:36). (Paul used the same Greek word in 2 Timothy 1:12 (just two verses earlier) in speaking about Jesus being able to guard what Paul had entrusted to Him (or, alternatively, what He had entrusted to Paul), which would seem to be a clear reference to Paul's soul.)

The gospel message, on the other hand, is something to be shared and disseminated once a person has received it, rather than being hoarded or kept to oneself.

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