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

  • Jim mccoy
    The real mystery are in verses 5-6. The word masteries represent areas of total control eg: the tongue thought life passions etc. The text goes on to say victories are accomplished only by adhering to biblical principals. Ver. 6 says the worker in the kingdom must first be in possession of the fruits of the Spirit. These verses reveal the qualifications of the man of god in service to the lord.
  • Pamela roberson
    I feel that 2Timothy2 give a clear understanding to the believer as to how we are to live our lives knowing that as a worker .. solder ... Christian ...we must suffer with Christ to live with him .. it's a great chapter on instruction for the believer Awesome!!!
  • Ann
    There is only one verse in the Bible that tells you how to study: 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Rightly dividing means to divide Israel's prophetic program from the mystery program given to Paul. The Gospel of grace is to believe in Jesus' death, burial, resurrection all by grace through faith!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    True and accurate amen. Shalom yedda dim !
  • Abi
    As a follower of Christ, we will have hardship but we must endure it as 2 Timothy 2:3 encourages us to be
  • Godfrey kaaya
    The hardness referred to in this verse is one to sharpen. Remember even Jesus before he started his ministry had to go through the hardness in the desert when fasting.
    The good news is that we our already conquerors because the bible says there is no temptation that has taken you which is not common to man, but God is very faithful that He will not let you be tempted beyond your capacity.

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