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

  • Ray321
    2 Timothy 4:6-7 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. This must of been Paul's last Epistles knowing he was going to be put to death. That man kept the faith all the way through his life with Jesus. Praise the Lord.
  • A disciple
    Jesus preached about Hell, and Gehenna, and Damnation of the wicked, and the worm that never dies, and wailing and gnashing of teeth, and about a certain rich man who ended up "Tormented in this flame." "But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." "..except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
  • A disciple
    Steve; EXCELLENT SCRIPTURES, as usual! "WE ARE OF GOD HE THAT KNOWETH GOD HEARETH US; HE THAT IS NOT OF GOD HEARETH NOT US: HEREBY KNOW WE THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR." When we abide in Jesus, and His Words abide in us, we shall ask what we will and it shall be done unto us: herein is the Father glorified, that we bear much fruit. The good fruit can only come from the good tree!
  • Lu2677
    For the time will come when they will not hold fast to Christ's doctrine, because they covet and gather to themselves many teachers that are "soothsayers", because they have hearts that only want to hear what makes them feel good/special, proud, accomplished, important, safe, puffed up. I worked with a woman who said "When they start preaching about hell, I walk out."
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 4:3 FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 4:2 PREACH THE WORD BE INSTANT IN SEASON OUT OF SEASON REPROVE REBUKE EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE 1 JOHN 4:6 WE ARE OF GOD HE THAT KNOWETH GOD HEARETH US HE THAT IS NOT OF GOD HEARETH NOT US HEREBY KNOW WE THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR ***** JOHN 8:43 WHY DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND MY SPEECH EVEN BECAUSE YOU CANNOT HEAR MY WORD

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