2 Timothy 4:2

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprooue, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering & doctrine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

preach the word; be ready in season {and} out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching;
- Basic English Bible

proclaim the word; be urgent in season [and] out of season, convict, rebuke, encourage, with all longsuffering and doctrine.
- Darby Bible

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
- Webster's Bible

proclaim God's message, be zealous in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, encourage, with the utmost patience as a teacher.
- Weymouth Bible

preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.
- World English Bible

preche the word, be thou bisi couenabli with outen rest, repreue thou, biseche thou, blame thou in al pacience and doctryn.
- Wycliffe Bible

preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:2


4:2 Be instant - Insist on, urge these things in season, out of season - That is, continually, at all times and places. It might be translated, with and without opportunity - Not only when a fair occasion is given: even when there is none, one must be made.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:2


2Ti 4:2 Preach the word. Proclaim the Word, as a herald of Christ. This is implied in the Greek. The Word is the Gospel and its teachings. Nothing else must be preached. The excellence of the Scriptures has just been mentioned (2Ti 3:16,17). These equip the preacher for his work. Be instant in season, out of season. Preach on all occasions. Be urgent in the work.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • A disciple
    There are no contradictions in the Bible, and it is always a case of our ignorance and/or inexperience that makes us have questions. The term "in the name of" implies power of attorney; so in that sense one does not annul the other; and if we are baptized "in the name of" the Father, it does not conflict with being baptized in the name of the Son and the Holy Spirit; but each part has its purpose.
  • Agbeyei nathaniel amakeme
    You will need to understand that verse of the scripture very will before you will be able to accept why his disciples have to baptize in the name of Jesus,and not in father,son,and holy ghost.
    Now let look at it.Jesus said baptize in the name of the father,son,and holy ghost.Please the emphasis is not father nor son either.The emphasis is in the name of the father and FATHER IS NOT A NAME?Is title
  • Ren
    The proper form of baptism is in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Jesus designated in Matt. 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." The clear command of Jesus is to baptize this way. Then why do we see so many instances in the New Testament where people were baptized "in Jesus' name"?
  • A disciple
    "...and they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." Now most of us are quite familiar with the really gross errors and sects which are obviously off from the Scriptures. But what also might be meant by; (as the Lord Jesus warned to beware of); the MANY who say all the right things, but are in truth gone aside, and are out of the way? What is, Another Gospel?
  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that some would turn from the truth and listen to false stories. It is important to stick with the truth and prove what is true to ourselves.
  • Irene123
    Hi JoAnn - as to God fearing saints like Paul - I'm sure you've seen, as I have, several of them on here, and there's LOTS more out there- all around the world - baptized in Jesus name, filled with the H.G., Acts 2:38. I am assuming you are one of us ... ? If not please do not be offended toward me, as I will not be to you.

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