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 4:7

  • John Vredenbregt for verse 7
    Fighting the good fight for me is staying on course while following Christ.
  • Rick Hartley for verse 7
    Its not how we start the racethat matters its how we finish our course as paul writes in the scriptures that we fulfill our assignments our purpose God 's plan here on earth every believer has a plan and purpose to fulfill.
  • 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 for verse 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?
  • 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 for verse 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.