2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue fought a good fight, I haue finished my course, I haue kept the faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have made a good fight, I have come to the end of my journey, I have kept the faith:
- Basic English Bible

I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
- Darby Bible

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
- Webster's Bible

I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith.
- Weymouth Bible

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.
- World English Bible

Y haue stryuun a good strijf, Y haue endid the cours, Y haue kept the feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:7


2Ti 4:7 I have fought a good fight. The figure is drawn from the Grecian games. Literally, "I have striven a good strife". I have finished [my] course. Drawn from the games also. The race is run to the end. I have kept the faith. In spite of every opposition and affliction he has remained true.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • Stephen
    I believe that leaving a total Christian life and letting others live the same way is fighting a full battle.
  • David
    God will also give you strength and courage to trust Him and heed the leading of The Holy Spirit.
  • John Vredenbregt for verse 7
    Fighting the good fight for me is staying on course while following Christ.
  • Anne
    Paul is passing on the baton for his work to be continued. He continues to prepare the younger leader for ministry of the Gospel and to carry on the work of Kingdom of God.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    If we have not died in our sins that means we are still in the race.If we die in our wrong doings that means we have lost the race,but if God has spared us to see another day and has given us great grace we are still in this race.Its up to us to finish our course and to keep the faith.We can 't allow the devil to think he has won something he haven 't just in case you didn 't know God is still sparing us to get right because He knows our mess ups before we do.Shall we continue in them no.The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life.
  • Be watchful. Far too many have stumbled in their ministry race due to allowing their thought life to wander down roads contrary to God s Word. Until we master the source of our sin, which is wrong thinking, our sinful thoughts will master us. Cr. Morris Gleiser 'Stay in the Race "