Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you…
1. God is most free of His best blessings. He affords salvation in common to all His people.
2. Christ and heaven are full and satisfactory; they are enough for all.
3. None should be willing to be saved alone. Heaven was made for a common good.
4. They who teach others the way to salvation, should be in a state of salvation themselves. He who has sailed into foreign coasts, discourses more thoroughly and satisfactorily than he who has only map knowledge.
5. The commonness of salvation to all believers should be a great inducement to every one to labour particularly for salvation, and that they may not miss of it themselves.
6. There is but one way to heaven. There are many nations, more men, only one faith.
7. The partakers of this "common salvation," who here agree in one way to heaven, and who expect to be hereafter in one heaven, should be of one heart.
(W. Jenkyn, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
WEB: Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.