2 Timothy 1:8

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Edna
    Paul shows us telling truth of Jesus is not wanted.But God has given us not the spirit of fear but love toward others to speak the TRUTH IN LOVE. YES our ID is in Jesus Our strength come from him
  • Mannix
    the most high.....greatest power ever....all praises
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 1:10 BUT IS NOW MADE MANIFEST BY THE APPEARING OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WHO HATH ABOLISHED DEATH AND HATH BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL *** PROVERBS 6:23 FOR THE COMMANDMENT IS A LAMP --- AND THE LAW IS LIGHT --- AND REPROOFS OF INSTRUCTION ARE THE WAY OF LIFE
  • Steve morrow
    2 timothy 1:13 hold fast the form of sound words which thou hast of me in faith and love which is in CHRIST JESUS 1 TIMOTHY 4:6 IF THOU PUT THE BRETHREN IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE THINGS THOU SHALT BE A GOOD MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST NOURISHED UP IN THE WORDS OF FAITH AND OF GOOD DOCTRINE WHEREUNTO THOU HAST ATTAINED
  • Ray321
    2 Timothy is a good book to read, because God inspired Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit to write it. Reading all of Paul's episode is inspiring for what he had to go through, even the beating and rejection from his other Apostles. All we have to do is read Romans through Philemon and find out why. Please let this go through in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. ......
  • Stephanie Grosenbach
    I need prayers for worries of unbelief, getting back into reading the Word of God , being filled with genuine worship and praise with the cheerful heart for our Lord and Savior and blessed Redeemer in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God and to be filled with the Holy Spirit Ghost ! Thank you I really am grateful for found the site! And I do pray for all those to have faith love hope and God desires and Love and peace that surpasses all understanding! I pray that we are all children God and that Jesus with us in each of us and our Savior and that we never lose our salvation! And I pray that He heal my family and that the Lord Jesus Christ heal rid us of all bickering, frustration,irritability and fill us with His almighty love!!! May he help my family and I unite put the right words in each one of us is that are encouraging! I give thanks that God is put him praise him for his mercy and grace and compassion that are new every morning! I think you Jesus and love you Jesus Christ!

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