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

  • Barbara
    When people do not want to hear sound doctrine and hears are itching to call wrong right and right wrong. Preach the word. When your life is out of sink Timothy and you don't understand Preach the unadulterated word of God. Even if you are on your sick bed or in your own personal prison. Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Do not look at the faces of Others but set your face like a flint and preach
  • Donnie
    Paul has instructed this young pastor to be instant in preaching the word in Season and out of Season ... Paul's instruction to Timothy is to not change his preaching to stay up with the times that are bound to change ... People change, fads change, the seasons change but the word of God endureth forever ... Preach the same truth, stand on it , hold to it even when the world turns on you !
  • 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.