1 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Timothy 6:12

“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.”

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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

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

  • I, EVEN I, AM THAT MICHAEL ISAAC DALE:
    Hear O man the Spirit of truth. The Holy Father says not the wicked must despise money but he who will hold to GOD, will despise money. It is written, Ye cannot serve GOD and mammon. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gave life to them that have it. Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    Verily, whosoever loves my Holy Father despises money and defends it not as ye do here. Ye say, We couldn’t survive a day without money. and, money is important. It is written, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Ye know Christ is come yet ye praise money, not GOD.
  • Ivy Johnson
    V10: For the LOVE of MONEY is the root of all EVIL. Not money is the root of all evil. We couldn’t survive a day without money. So many people today have sold their souls to Satan for the love of money: worldly people: movie stars: athletes: entertainers: prestigious: elites:
    etc: money is important: should not control you: God bless you: use to further His Kingdom: less fortunate: do not hoard:
  • Edward
    im 66 and there is nothing new anymore if my loved could see the world today and all that is going on i decided to keep in in faith i dont want the white throne i want well done faithful servant enter in and my wife rachael too make yourself great america will never be keep watching cascadia subduction zone with this weather googbye to the budget .
  • BSP
    Verse 15~Jehovah God is the one who is above all those considered kings and lords.
  • Ruchii
    In the beginning, was THe WoRD...

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