2 Timothy 4:2

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprooue, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering & doctrine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

preach the word; be ready in season {and} out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching;
- Basic English Bible

proclaim the word; be urgent in season [and] out of season, convict, rebuke, encourage, with all longsuffering and doctrine.
- Darby Bible

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
- Webster's Bible

proclaim God's message, be zealous in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, encourage, with the utmost patience as a teacher.
- Weymouth Bible

preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.
- World English Bible

preche the word, be thou bisi couenabli with outen rest, repreue thou, biseche thou, blame thou in al pacience and doctryn.
- Wycliffe Bible

preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:2

4:2 Be instant - Insist on, urge these things in season, out of season - That is, continually, at all times and places. It might be translated, with and without opportunity - Not only when a fair occasion is given: even when there is none, one must be made.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:2

2Ti 4:2 Preach the word. Proclaim the Word, as a herald of Christ. This is implied in the Greek. The Word is the Gospel and its teachings. Nothing else must be preached. The excellence of the Scriptures has just been mentioned (2Ti 3:16,17). These equip the preacher for his work. Be instant in season, out of season. Preach on all occasions. Be urgent in the work.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • David
    God will also give you strength and courage to trust Him and heed the leading of The Holy Spirit.
  • Kendra
    When you are charged by god it's best to answer that charge because god is yet to come back amen
  • Helen Ikua for verse 14
    I think that the kind of opposition, truly satanic in nature, that the apostle faced from that basest of creatures was the kind that constitutes deliberate and malicious obfuscation of the advance of the truth of the gospel. The apostle's umbrage with this vile worker of iniquity does not emanate from petty personal grievance committed against his own person Paul was big enough to rise above such small mindedness throughout the duration of his ministry to the Gentiles rather, the pronouncement of judgement against Alexander the Coppersmith is a divine declaration that nothing that the tents of base wickedness can divine is able to stop the work of God in its tracks - not until every appointed ear in every far flung place has heard the soul cleansing truth of the priceless gospel of which Paul himself was first recipient, then benefactor in his role as appointed teacher and preacher to the Gentiles.
  • Gods child for verse 4
    I mean I respect god are father the creator of everything I love him very much their were times where I was at my worst n he helped to get where iam now u jst have to do good n show him how much you really want it and patients got to have faith n that is being fake why would you turn your back on our god the father who made us you also have to do your part we all know were not perfect the truth is the truth n for ppl who don't want to listen I'm not one to Jude I respect every ones opion he knows were NT perfect jst ask for forgiveness he loves us he's here to help us n listen jst talk to him he hears us it jst sorry the way the world is now people are so focused on the wrong things greed Jesus Christ died for sins every one has a chance its up to them if they wanna listen or not muc love to everyone god bless
  • Kenneth Lovette for verse 7
    He spoke those words moments before his death so as promised He shall live again. Amen
  • Mary Alice for verse 7
    It's 7 o'clock in the morning...have been awake for a while praising my Lord Jesus Christ and telling Him how much I love Him. I reach for my phone for today's verse and as I read it, it's truly an inspiration...absolutely a msg from my God. Thank you Lord for living me.

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