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

  • Steve morrow
    jeremiah 23:22 but if they had stood in MY counsel and had caused MY people to hear MY words then they should have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings John 5:43 I am come in MY FATHERS name and you receive ME not if another shall come in his own name him you will receive 5:44 how can you believe which receive honor one of another and seek not the honor that cometh from GOD only
  • Desmond L Barton
    The person standings next to me "Jesus" have given me a strong life.
  • Irene123
    To Jerry - How were you baptized? in the'words' of Matt.28:19 or in the NAME of Jesus of Acts 2:38? There is a difference. note - JESUS very words of Matt. 28:19, "baptizing them in the NAME of....." father, son, and holy ghost are His- titles; His name is JESUS. Acts 4:12 - "for here is NONE other name under heaven whereby we MUST be saved."
  • Blessed
    I was going through a rough time in 2008 i had gallstones and gallbladder surgery before i had the surgery the gallstones cause my body to be in chemical imbalance i was always in fear of everything v7 help me to gain some levelness in my body and mind i repeat it over and over i was scary to leave my house scare to go place by myself it also cause me to have badaniexty thank Lord 4 his holy words
  • Steve morrow
    matthew 10:28 and fear no them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul but rather fear HIM which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell luke 1:50 and HIS mercy is on them that fear HIM from generation to generation psalm 147:11 the LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear HIM in those that hope in HIS mercy psalm 119:120 my flesh trembleth for fear of thee and I am afraid of thy judgements
  • Mubiru
    we need to stand firm and comfront the devil and its works regardless of the degree

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