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

  • A disciple
    "..according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus.." We have all read the story of the Beginning many times. Have you wondered then why Adam and the woman were NOT killed outright for their disregard, disrespect, and DISOBEDIENCE; as the LORD warned them of; saying that "In the day you eat thereof, you shall surely die?" Mercy promised through Christ coming let them live and go free.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue but in deed and in truth
  • 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

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