2 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Timothy 4:5

“But watch thou in all things, indure afflictions, doe the worke of an Euangelist, make full proofe of thy ministery.”

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Other Translations

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
- King James Version

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do.
- Basic English Bible

But *thou*, be sober in all things, bear evils, do [the] work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.
- Darby Bible

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
- Webster's Bible

But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.
- Weymouth Bible

But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.
- World English Bible

But wake thou, in alle thingis traueile thou, do the werk of an euangelist, fulfille thi seruyce, be thou sobre.
- Wycliffe Bible

And thou -- watch in all things; suffer evil; do the work of one proclaiming good news; of thy ministration make full assurance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:5


4:5 Watch - An earnest, constant, persevering exercise. The scripture watching, or waiting, implies steadfast faith, patient hope, labouring love, unceasing prayer; yea, the mighty exertion of all the affections of the soul that a man is capable of. In all things - Whatever you are doing, yet in that, and in all things, watch. Do the work of an evangelist - Which was next to that of an apostle.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:5


2Ti 4:5 Watch thou in all things. Rather, be thou sober, and on the alert. Do not sleep. Do the work of an evangelist. Preach the gospel and look after the churches. Make full proof of your ministry. Discharge thy ministry fully.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • LINDA SUSAN AUGUSTUS
    I am inspired by this scripture written by the apostle paul. it has a deep abiding spirit of confirmation of the serious work that is before us,for those who are called to bare witness to the truth, and the task of spreading the gospel of jesus christ...i just enjoy the spiritual food of his words in 2019 they are so real and relevant in today's world and it has enlightened me as well.
  • Patty Tozi
    To live this life is to suffer your whole life as l did, not realizing that because you had a calling in your life when born. You were chosen to do special things for the Lord. But growing up did not know God fully, but instead the world ways. Evilness lerked near me causing many a fall and being alone. But God and l fought the trial off. Not knowing-- l climbed out of the pits stronger then ever. Now in the ending of my life l go out fighting for others. With the Light surrounding me, no one will touch me unless the Lord lets them. My strength comes from the Lord each day. Even though the evilness of this world trys and destroy me. I wake up another day living moment to moment walking in His Son Jesus shoes. No turning back now. I chose this fight to the end. Choose this day who you will serve. Fight to the end!!!!
  • Apostle Ebony Carter
    I read this with confirmation to what Timothy was writing here. We see and are experiencing the identical attitude in this present time 2019. Know we are God witnesses and will experience the same thing our brethren did in Jesus Christ time. May we continue to fight the good fight of faith , love the brethren and close any demonic doors to satan. He s rejected knowing his weakness. Moving forw
  • BSP
    Verse 5 We want to share the good news and make sure that we fully accomplish our ministry. The best way to do this is by imitating Jesus Christ and the way that he carried out his ministry.
  • Samuel
    "I Have Fought The Good Battle Of Faith And I Have Finished The Race." Paul Was Not Saying As We Might Think- I Can See The Cry With Bitterness From His Heart. This Realy Makes Me Cry Because Its Very Difficult Time In Christianity. Thats Why Many People Fade. May Jesus Strengthen Us Like Paul, 254702123818
  • Sally Fajardo

    1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom

    John.6:63
    It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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