2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue fought a good fight, I haue finished my course, I haue kept the faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have made a good fight, I have come to the end of my journey, I have kept the faith:
- Basic English Bible

I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
- Darby Bible

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
- Webster's Bible

I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith.
- Weymouth Bible

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.
- World English Bible

Y haue stryuun a good strijf, Y haue endid the cours, Y haue kept the feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:7


2Ti 4:7 I have fought a good fight. The figure is drawn from the Grecian games. Literally, "I have striven a good strife". I have finished [my] course. Drawn from the games also. The race is run to the end. I have kept the faith. In spite of every opposition and affliction he has remained true.

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.