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 for 2 Timothy 4:7

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 for 2 Timothy 4:7

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:7

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.

4:6 The time of my departure is at hand - So undoubtedly God had shown him. I am ready to be offered up - Literally, to be poured out, as the wine and oil were on the ancient sacrifices.

4:8 The crown of that righteousness - Which God has imputed to me and wrought in me. Will render to all - This increases the joy of Paul, and encourages Timotheus. Many of these St. Paul himself had gained. That have loved his appearing - Which only a real Christian can do. I say a real Christian, to comply with the mode of the times: else they would not understand, although the word Christian necessarily implies whatsoever is holy, as God is holy. Strictly speaking, to join real or sincere to a word of so complete an import, is grievously to debase its noble signification, and is like adding long to eternity or wide to immensity.

4:9 Come to me - Both that he might comfort him, and be strengthened by him. Timotheus himself is said to have suffered at Ephesus.

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 4:7

  • MockingBird on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Notice , the word says this is a Good fight : Many call good , evil , and , evil , good : The devil is the peverter of Faith : Run the Good race. I am not out to try to beat you or any one else : This good fight of Faith race it is an individual race : God gave each of us an assignment : I am to finish my course : and with Paul ,I am endeavoring to say : I have fought a Good fight , I have finished my course !!! I have kept the Faith !!!!
  • John Vredenbregt on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Fighting the good fight for me is staying on course while following Christ.
  • Rob on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Deo Rwanda 's comment contains truth to my life, and you know its truth when you first shy away from analyzing yourself. I should not fear trials, persecution nor suffering. I am constantly praying for blessing in this life and I should welcome the tests of faith, call upon the Holy Spirit to guide me safely and faithfully and store my treasures in the LORD in heaven. I pray to be blessed with the gift of faithful witnessing to all the wonders that have been worked in my life in Jesus name.
  • Moses Njenga on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Many begin the race, not all finish the race caurse its a faith race, the devil is after your faith, caurse its the only thing that overcomes him. Will the LORD find faith when He returns?
  • Dharam on 2 Timothy 4:7
    As believers we must walk by faith and not by sight. As we live our everyday life we must live in line with the Word. We should never stop serving God no matter how tough things get. Then when our time on earth is up, like Paul we can say we have fought a good fight, we have finished the course and we have kept the faith.
  • MockingBird on 2 Timothy 4:7
    This faith walk is a fight walk. I must fight to keep the faith that my Lord has given to me and add to it. I we start with a measure and add to. It is a walk fight to the end.
  • Olabode on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Christian life is a life of commitment, determination, dedication, devotion, focus etc. It is a personal race in which every body on earth will give account just like Apostle Paul "i have fought a good fight, i have finished my course " This verse tells us that, every Christian has assigned to a particular task or assignment to perform on this planet earth, after the completion of the assignment or task, he she can finally say, he she has finished his her course. To succeed in this assignment, faith is what we need.
  • Joseph Ipinko on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Paul is making it so clear that the christian race is not just any race but a race that must be run a target and determinations and expectations because their fight to figh and some bitter cups to drink from and also are prices and crowns awaiting those that finished well.
  • Qayhuriah on 2 Timothy 4:7
    we have to wrestle against all manner of gossip,malace,deceit,lust and anything that diverts us from the way of faith and stops us from directing our minds and effort towards our callind.
  • Deo-Rwanda on 2 Timothy 4:7
    Nowadays, the majority of those who call themselves christians are cowards, fearing persecution and suffering, wanting to grow rich in this world and become the poorest and the least in the kingdom of God. People of that kind are enemies of the cross. Brothers and sisters, lest and be on guard because Jesus is near.


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