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

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: This verse urges us to flee from youthful desires. When we are young, we may want to do many things and some bad things can look enticing, but we don't want to give into wrong desires.
  • BSP
    Verse 25: There is no need to fight or be hostile when preaching to others. It is important to maintain a mild and respectful attitude towards all.
  • Iwillgo
  • BSP
    Verse 4: As a soldier under Christ, we must be single-minded and avoid becoming tied up in unnecessary material pursuits that could prevent us from fully accomplishing our life-saving ministry.

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