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 4:2

  • Patrick Martin for verse 2
    Speaking the truth in love goes well with this under used truth.
    Most people rarely speak into one another's lives from a biblical perspective and just as infrequently seek for others to do so in their lives. Lord please help us all especially the household of faith.
  • Charles for verse 2
    This is wise counsel for any one calling themselves a Christian and mainly if they preach. We must stay ready to use our spiritual gift for God!

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