2 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Timothy 1:8

“Bee not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but bee thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God,”

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Other Translations

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
- King James Version

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with {me} in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no feeling of shame, then, for the witness of our Lord or for me, his prisoner: but undergo all things for the good news in the measure of the power of God;
- Basic English Bible

Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but suffer evil along with the glad tidings, according to the power of God;
- Darby Bible

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
- Webster's Bible

Do not be ashamed then to bear witness for our Lord and for me His prisoner; but rather share suffering with me in the service of the Good News, strengthened by the power of God.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore don't be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Good News according to the power of God,
- World English Bible

Therfor nyl thou schame the witnessyng of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, nether me, his prisoner; but trauele thou togidere in the gospel bi the vertu of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

therefore thou mayest not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but do thou suffer evil along with the good news according to the power of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 1:8


1:8 Therefore be not thou ashamed - When fear is banished, evil shame also flees away. Of the testimony of our Lord - The gospel, and of testifying the truth of it to all men. Nor of me - The cause of the servants of God doing his work, cannot be separated from the cause of God himself. But be thou partaker of the afflictions - Which I endure for the gospel's sake. According to the power of God - This which overcomes all things is nervously described in the two next verses.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 1:8


2Ti 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord. Since "the spirit of fear" (2Ti 1:7) was not imparted, there must be boldness to testify for the Lord. Nor of me his prisoner. Though a prisoner, he was a prisoner for righteousness' sake. It may be that this was a gentle rebuke; that Timothy had failed in boldness. But be thou partaker. Ready to share with me whatever may befall. According to the power of God. Suffer afflictions, bearing them, sustained by the power of God.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 1

  • Felix
    God is good
  • BSP
    Verse 7~The spirit that Jehovah God gives is one of power and courage. God's spirit can help us to face and overcome any obstacle that comes our way.
  • Me.
    Yes, God has given us all things. It is in our power through him to have faith and and love and resist temptation and follow the path of righteousness.
  • A disciple
    "..now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and HATH BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE ANNOUNCED GLAD TIDINGS...whereunto I am appointed a preacher.." Immortality! Death Abolished! All the works of the devil and all the causes of sin in man undone taken away and healed! Let us have no place for all that diverts us from God's purpose.
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 1:10 but noW is made manifest by the appearing of our SAVOIR JESUS CHRIST who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality --TO LIGHT-- through the gospel JOHN 8:12 then spake JESUS again unto them saying I am the light of the world --- HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME --- SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE
  • Ivan
    Julie. Ask the Lord to baptize you with the Holy Spirit and to give you a prayer language. When He does use it daily. Paul said that when you pray in the Spirit, or in tongues, you spirit prays directly to God in mysteries that only God understands. It is the most effective way to pray because the Spirit knows what to pray for always. I have experience this many times and seen many results.

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