2 Timothy 2:13

“If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we beleeue not, yet he abideth faithfull, he cannot denie himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we are without faith, still he keeps faith, for he will never be untrue to himself.
- Basic English Bible

if we are unfaithful, *he* abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
- Darby Bible

If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
- Webster's Bible

And even if *our* faith fails, He remains true--He cannot prove false to Himself.
- Weymouth Bible

If we are faithless, he remains faithful. He can't deny himself."
- World English Bible

if we bileuen not, he dwellith feithful, he mai not denye hym silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

if we are not stedfast, he remaineth stedfast; to deny himself he is not able.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:13


2:13 If we believe not - That is, though some believe not, God will make good all his promises to them that do believe. He cannot deny himself - His word cannot fail.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:13


2Ti 2:13 If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful. If we prove faithless, he will still be faithful to keep every promise he has made.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • Darrien DeFederico
    Cathy Cooper, strive lawfully means to compete according to the rules. Paul here is comparing the Christian walk to a race. If you cheat in a race, you are disqualified. If you sin, cheat others, etc. without repenting you will be disqualified from Heaven.
  • Cathy Cooper
    What does verse 5 mean except he strive lawfully
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:3 THOU THEREFORE ENDURE HARDNESS AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST --2:4--NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE THAT HE MAY --- PLEASE HIM --- WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER EPHESIANS 6:20 FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. We must keep the Faith in Christ Jesus to run the RACE.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: Just as the organizer of a race has the right to set rules, the organizer in the race for life, Jehovah God, has the right to set rules for mankind.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 2:6 - "Your fruitfulness in God will always be directly proportionate to your rootfullness in God"

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