2 Timothy 4:5

“But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But watch thou in all things, indure afflictions, doe the worke of an Euangelist, make full proofe of thy ministery.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do.
- Basic English Bible

But *thou*, be sober in all things, bear evils, do [the] work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.
- Darby Bible

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
- Webster's Bible

But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.
- Weymouth Bible

But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.
- World English Bible

But wake thou, in alle thingis traueile thou, do the werk of an euangelist, fulfille thi seruyce, be thou sobre.
- Wycliffe Bible

And thou -- watch in all things; suffer evil; do the work of one proclaiming good news; of thy ministration make full assurance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:5


4:5 Watch - An earnest, constant, persevering exercise. The scripture watching, or waiting, implies steadfast faith, patient hope, labouring love, unceasing prayer; yea, the mighty exertion of all the affections of the soul that a man is capable of. In all things - Whatever you are doing, yet in that, and in all things, watch. Do the work of an evangelist - Which was next to that of an apostle.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:5


2Ti 4:5 Watch thou in all things. Rather, be thou sober, and on the alert. Do not sleep. Do the work of an evangelist. Preach the gospel and look after the churches. Make full proof of your ministry. Discharge thy ministry fully.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4:5

  • Be watchful. Far too many have stumbled in their ministry race due to allowing their thought life to wander down roads contrary to God s Word. Until we master the source of our sin, which is wrong thinking, our sinful thoughts will master us. Cr. Morris Gleiser 'Stay in the Race "

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