2 Timothy 2:5

“And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if a man also striue for masteries, yet is hee not crowned except hee striue lawfully.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowded, except he have contended lawfully.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if a man takes part in a competition he does not get the crown if he has not kept the rules.
- Basic English Bible

And if also any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.
- Darby Bible

And if a man also striveth for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he striveth lawfully.
- Webster's Bible

And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.
- Weymouth Bible

Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.
- World English Bible

For he that fiytith in a batel, schal not be corowned, but he fiyte lawfuli.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:5

2Ti 2:5 And if a man also striveth for masteries. In the various athletic games of the Greeks. [Yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. Unless he complies with the regulations, no prize will be assigned to him in any contest. So one, striving for the Christian crown, must seek to please the Master.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • BSP
    Verse 26~We have to be on guard constantly because the Devil is out to catch us and use us.
  • A disciple
    Why do you leave out Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Book of Revelation? And why do you leave out the Books of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms, and the Writings? They were not complete without us; and we are not complete without them! "The SUM of thy word is truth." We are not allowed to omit or add to anything that God has said!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    When Gods Word is wrongly divided you've got a disaster and its called religion which is still and remains to this day in the Kingdom of God. The Word of God always refers back too and interprets itself. We all have to come back to what the Word itself says to do and how to go about it. Its all still their and God bless all those who verily do find it amen. Acts through Jude amen. Shalom beloved.
  • A disciple
    "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:3 As we get ready this morning to go forth to our day's work, we first must sit down at the Lord's feet and hear His Word, and present ourselves to God. Searching the Scriptures and examining ourselves to set in order before Him reading and praying in order to work out what we are learning in our behavior and character all the day. Besides the inward struggles and difficulties of our yet undisciplined nature, there is the world of people among whom we live and work, for whose sake also we take care to walk uprightly and in holiness and truth. "We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us" is not merely for our inspiration but the High Calling of God upon us.
  • X
    This is about rightly deviding Gods Words..
    Isreal Time.. outime Despensation of Grace Law..Faith ..Belief...
    Not Works.. sealed by the Holy Spirit In The Body Of Christ
  • Olga
    The instructions are that Timothy is to share with people Paul's demeanor, actions, and's were the other accounts that faithful person telling about his ministry, the hardships, miracles, and his change from persecutor to follower of Christ so others not saved could also be saved.

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