was probably written a year or so after the first, and from Rome, where Paul was for a second time a prisoner, and was sent to Timothy by the hands of Tychicus. In it he entreats Timothy to come to him before winter, and to bring Mark with him (comp. Phil. 2:22). He was anticipating that “the time of his departure was at hand” (2 Tim. 4:6), and he exhorts his “son Timothy” to all diligence and steadfastness, and to patience under persecution (1:6-15), and to a faithful discharge of all the duties of his office (4:1-5), with all the solemnity of one who was about to appear before the Judge of quick and dead.
adjective 1. next after the first; being the ordinal number for two. 2. being the latter of two equal parts. 3. next after the first in place, time, or value: the second house from the corner. 4. next after the first in rank, grade, degree, status, or importance: the second person in the company. 5. […]
noun 1. the second of the three estates: the nobles in France; the lords temporal in England. Compare estate (def 5). second estate noun 1. (rare) the nobility collectively
noun 1. a unit of measurement of liquid flow, especially of rivers, equal to one cubic foot per second.
noun 1. a secondary role: to play second fiddle to another person. 2. a person serving in a subsidiary capacity, especially to one immediately superior. second fiddle noun (informal) 1. the second violin in a string quartet or one of the second violins in an orchestra the musical part assigned to such an instrument 2. […]