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

  • Irene123
    Rom. 2:6 - "Your fruitfulness in God will always be directly proportionate to your rootfullness in God"
  • 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 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH GALATIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HEMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • Brianna vs. 24
    What timely advice! We live in very upsetting times, and violence is being conducted as never before. So many use violence as a means to get "justice". Violence only begets violence. If cultivate the fruitage of the spirit we will be able to be restrained when wronged, and fully trust in Jehovah God to administer justice, not our fist ( or gun).
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY ROMANS 10:13 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED
  • Elizabeth Ryder
    Rightly dividing is knowing the Word of God in Context (what it saying), who is directed to (Jews(Israel), Gentiles, or the Church) and Time Frame (Past, Present, or Future). O.T.(Past-mankind, Israel), Church Age(Present, saved(Faith alone in Jesus)
  • Irene123
    I'm referring to a 'back pgs.' comment here; There are comments that call satan names - such as 'stupid' and 'pipsqueak'. Even Jesus, who is God Almighty, didn't lower His standard to do this. In Lk. 4:4,8,12, He said only - "It is written" and "It is said". Even in the O.T. Michael the Archangel said only, "The Lord rebuke thee" - Zech. 3:2; Jude v. 9. Name calling can get to be a habit ........

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