2 Timothy 2:12

“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we suffer, we shall also reigne with him: if wee denie him, hee also will denie vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall deny him, he also will deny us:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we go on to the end, then we will be ruling with him: if we say we have no knowledge of him, then he will say he has no knowledge of us:
- Basic English Bible

if we endure, we shall also reign together; if we deny, *he* also will deny us;
- Darby Bible

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
- Webster's Bible

If we patiently endure pain, we shall also share His Kingship; If we disown Him, He will also disown us;
- Weymouth Bible

If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us.
- World English Bible

if we suffren, we schulen regne togidere; if we denyen, he schal denye vs;
- Wycliffe Bible

if we do endure together -- we shall also reign together; if we deny [him], he also shall deny us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:12


2:12 If we deny him - To escape suffering for him.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:12


2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]. We die in order to live. So our suffering with Christ "worketh out for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory" (2Co 4:17). Compare also Ro 8:17 Mt 19:27,28. If we deny [him], he also will deny us. See Mt 10:33.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • BSP
    Paul delegated responsibility to Timothy in verse 2. Sharing responsibility can help to lighten our load.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    True and accurate amen. Shalom yedda dim !
  • Mirjam
    The Word to consider first and foremost is Strong. I looked up adjectives for the opposite and came up with so many but will list a few: weak, indifferent,feeble, ineffective inactive, sluggish, Moderate, unhealthy, impotent, etc. Paul is encouraging young Timothy to be strong grounded, effective, immovable, able, fixed, trustworthy etc but not in his own strength or abilities, but in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Grace has to do with the finished work of God through Christ. This Grace is free and makes us victorious. We see the same in Ephesians 6:10 where as believers we are encouraged to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might to be able to withstand any form of opposition in the physical and spiritual realm. Hence, Timothy was to rely on the finished work of Christ whereby every enemy of the gospel has been defeated through the sacrifice of the lamb. Grace in this context is relying on what has already been done in order not to waiver or be discouraged.
  • Norm
    But thou hast mercy upon all; for thou canst do all things, and winkest at the sins of men, because they should amend. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) (for he is faithful that promised;) (by grace ye are saved;) The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: (he is Lord of all:)
  • Norm
    For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
  • Norm
    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

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