2 Timothy 2:21

“If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If a man therefore purge himselfe from these, he shal be a vessell vnto honour, sanctified, and meete for the Masters vse, and prepared vnto euery good worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these {things,} he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a man makes himself clean from these, he will be a vessel for honour, made holy, ready for the master's use, ready for every good work.
- Basic English Bible

If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, [in separating himself from them], he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work.
- Darby Bible

If a man therefore will cleanse himself from these, he will be a vessel to honor, sanctified and meet for the master's use, and prepared to every good work.
- Webster's Bible

If therefore a man keeps himself clear of these latter, he himself will be for specially honourable use, consecrated, fit for the Master's service, and fully equipped for every good work.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work.
- World English Bible

Therfor if ony man clensith hym silf fro these, he schal be a vessel halewid in to onour, and profitable to the Lord, redi to al good werk.
- Wycliffe Bible

if, then, any one may cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified and profitable to the master -- to every good work having been prepared,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:21


2:21 If a man purge himself from these - Vessels of dishonour, so as to have no fellowship with them.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:21


2Ti 2:21 If a man therefore will cleanse himself from these. If a man wishes to be a noble vessel, of gold, for honorable uses in the Lord's house, let him cleanse himself from earthly lusts.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2:21

  • Ogeh friday for verse 21
    what determines the vessel you 're is how much you purify and keep yourself holy.
  • The blessing I see in this any vessel can be changed when purged of immorality of whatever sort and become a vessel honor.
  • ND Mokgopa for verse 21
    A vessel what is a vessel?is a container there are many types of a vessel glass,wood,steel,clay etc.Dirty or clean Vessel.Dirty vessel is the one that contains jealousy,gossip,abuse,murder etc.And the CLEAN vessel represent holy is the vessel that is usable to God,is the vessel that heals,that bring people to God you can name all the good things that a clean vessel can do.I am a vessel of honor the one that represent God here on earth.
  • Lena Edwards for verse 21
    Though we are saved by grace, that gets us into the door, But there is a place, a special place for those who are clean by his word people who live there lives on purpose for God because they love Him. We know that he loves us. As he fills us with the power of his work we must meditate and be always consious of that word. wait on oppotunity to use it. As we continue to walk in faith by the application of his word, we will find ourselves running into more and more oppotunities to be used by Him.
  • George sirma for verse 21
    Continual santification,make us to be honored and being used by Him.

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