1 Timothy 6:12

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternall life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be fighting the good fight of the faith; take for yourself the life eternal, for which you were marked out, and of which you gave witness in the eyes of all.
- Basic English Bible

Strive earnestly [in] the good conflict of faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
- Darby Bible

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
- Webster's Bible

Exert all your strength in the honourable struggle for the faith; lay hold of the Life of the Ages, to which you were called, when you made your noble profession of faith before many witnesses.
- Weymouth Bible

Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.
- World English Bible

Stryue thou a good strijf of feith, catche euerlastinge lijf, in to which thou art clepid, and hast knoulechid a good knouleching bifor many witnessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

be striving the good strife of the faith, be laying hold on the life age-during, to which also thou wast called, and didst profess the right profession before many witnesses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:12


6:12 Fight the good fight of faith - Not about words. Lay hold on eternal life - Just before thee. Thou hast confessed the good confession - Perhaps at his baptism: so likewise, #1Tim 6:13|; but with a remarkable variation of the expression. Thou hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses - To which they all assented. He witnessed the good confession; but Pilate did not assent to it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:12


1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. The thought is of a soldier. See 1Ti 1:18. The Christian life is a struggle. Oppose hurtful earthful lusts, but seize upon eternal life. Hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. When called to eternal life. The "Speaker's Commentary" says, ``This refers probably to his baptism, when, as we know from very early times, a public profession of faith was made.'' Bengel writes, ``The Divine call, and the confession of believers are correlatives; they imply each other.'' Compare Ac 8:37.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6

  • Ray321
    3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, We must spread the GOSPEL that Jesus had Paul wrote, so we can reach the lost. 1 Corinth 15:1-4 GOSPEL
  • Steve morrow
    ----1 TIMOTHY 6:6 BUT GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN----TITUS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF GOD AND AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GODS ELECT AND THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH WHICH IS --- AFTER GODLINESS ---2 PETER 2:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER--HATH GIVEN--UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US .......
  • BSP
    Verse 19: We want to get a firm hold on the real life, which is eternal or everlasting life.
  • BSP
    Verse 18 urges us to be generous and ready to share. We need to have a good attitude towards sharing.
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, 1 Timothy 6:3-6 Words to consider.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 urges us to be content with the necessities of life. Food, shelter, and clothing.

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