Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

I give you this instruction, my son Timothy, in keeping with the previously spoken prophecies [i.e., predictions] about you, so that by [following] them you will fight the good battle,

New American Standard Bible

This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,

King James Version

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

Holman Bible

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle,

International Standard Version

Timothy, my child, I am instructing you in keeping with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may continue to fight the good fight

A Conservative Version

This command I set before thee, child Timothy, according to the prophecies leading the way for thee, so that by them thou might war the good warfare.

American Standard Version

This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to thee, that by them thou mayest war the good warfare;

Amplified

This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, so that [inspired and aided] by them you may fight the good fight [in contending with false teachers],

Anderson New Testament

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, in accordance with the preceding prophecies concerning you, that by them you may war the good warfare,

Bible in Basic English

This order I give to you, Timothy my son, in harmony with the words of the prophets about you, so that by them you may be strong, fighting the good fight,

Common New Testament

I give you this command, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies once made about you, that by them you may fight the good fight,

Daniel Mace New Testament

This charge, my son Timothy, I recommend to you, agreeably to the prophetic gifts heretofore conferr'd on you, by virtue of which you might carry on a successful warfare,

Darby Translation

This charge, my child Timotheus, I commit to thee, according to the prophecies as to thee preceding, in order that thou mightest war by them the good warfare,

Godbey New Testament

This charge I commit unto you, O child Timothy, according to the prophecies that went before on you, that you may war a beautiful warfare in the same;

Goodspeed New Testament

These are the instructions that I intrust to you, my son Timothy, and they are in accordance with the predictions made long ago about you. Fight the good fight with their aid,

John Wesley New Testament

This charge I commit to thee, son Timotheus, according to the prophecies which went before concerning thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare:

Julia Smith Translation

This proclamation I set before thee, child Timothy, according to the gifts of prophecy led before upon thee, that thou in them mightest war the good warfare;

King James 2000

This charge I commit unto you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which were made concerning you, that you by them might war a good warfare;

Lexham Expanded Bible

I am setting before you this instruction, Timothy [my] child, in accordance with the prophecies spoken long ago about you, in order that by them you may fight the good fight,

Modern King James verseion

This charge I commit to you, my son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before about you, in order that you might war a good warfare by them,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This commandment commit I unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which in time past were prophesied of thee, that thou in them shouldest fight a good fight,

Moffatt New Testament

I transmit these instructions to you, Timotheus my son, in accordance with what the prophets said who first directed me to you; fight the good fight on these lines,

Montgomery New Testament

This charge then, I am laying upon you, Timothy, my son, according to the predictions formerly made concerning you. Fight the good fight in the spirit of these predictions,

NET Bible

I put this charge before you, Timothy my child, in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, in order that with such encouragement you may fight the good fight.

New Heart English Bible

This instruction I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to you, that by them you may wage the good warfare;

Noyes New Testament

This charge I commit to thee, my child Timothy, in accordance with the directions of the prophets before given to thee, that thou mayst in them war the good warfare,

Sawyer New Testament

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before concerning you, that by them you may perform an honorable service,

The Emphasized Bible

This charge, I commit unto thee, child Timothy, According to the prophecies, running before on thee, in order that thou mightest war, with them, the noble warfare.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

This commandment, son Timothy, I give thee, according to the prophecies which were before delivered concerning thee, that by them thou mightest war a good warfare;

Twentieth Century New Testament

This, then, is the charge that I lay upon you, Timothy, my Child, in accordance with what was predicted of you--Fight the good fight in the spirit of those predictions,

Webster

This charge I commit to thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mayest war a good warfare;

Weymouth New Testament

This is the charge which I entrust to you, my son Timothy, in accordance with the inspired instructions concerning you which were given me long ago, that being equipped with them as your armour you may be continually fighting the good fight,

Williams New Testament

This is the instruction which I entrust to you, my son Timothy, which is in accordance with the prophetic utterances formerly made about you, that you may, aided by them, continue to fight the good fight,

World English Bible

This instruction I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to you, that by them you may wage the good warfare;

Worrell New Testament

This charge I commit to you, child Timothy, according to the prophecies going before in respect to you, that you may war with these the noble warfare;

Worsley New Testament

This charge I commit to thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which before came on thee, that by them thou mightest war a good warfare,

Youngs Literal Translation

This charge I commit to thee, child Timotheus, according to the prophesies that went before upon thee, that thou mayest war in them the good warfare,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

παραγγελία 
Paraggelia 
Usage: 5

I commit
παρατίθημι 
Paratithemi 
Usage: 15

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

son
τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

Τιμόθεος 
Timotheos 
Usage: 24

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

προφητεία 
Propheteia 
Usage: 18

προάγω 
Proago 
Usage: 15

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

thou
στρατεύομαι 
Strateuomai 
Usage: 7

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128


Usage: 0

στρατεύομαι 
Strateuomai 
Usage: 7

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

Context Readings

Paul's Charge To Timothy

17 Now, may there be honor and praise forever and ever to the eternal King, the immortal, invisible, only God. May it be so. 18 I give you this instruction, my son Timothy, in keeping with the previously spoken prophecies [i.e., predictions] about you, so that by [following] them you will fight the good battle, 19 holding on to [your] faith and a good conscience. Some people have rejected these things, resulting in the "shipwreck" of their faith [i.e., their spiritual life was ruined].


Cross References

1 Timothy 4:14

Do not neglect [using] the gift [i.e., of serving as an evangelist. See II Tim. 4:5], which was given to you in response to a prophetic message [or, prediction], along with the laying on of the elders' hands [i.e., signifying your appointment].

1 Timothy 1:2

[It is being sent] to Timothy, my true son in the faith [i.e., in the realm of Christianity, not in a physical sense]. May you have unearned favor, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good battle; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [i.e., I have been true to my commitment].

2 Corinthians 10:3-4

For although we live in the world [i.e., in a human body], we do not wage war [i.e., for God and against evil] on a worldly level [i.e., by using the tactics of unsaved people].

Ephesians 6:12-18

For our struggle is not [actually] against human beings, but against rulers and authorities and leaders of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. [Note: "Heavenly realms" here refers to the struggle against Satanic powers which permeates life around us].

Philippians 2:22

But you people know about his proven reliability, how he served with me in advancing [the work of] the Gospel just like a son working with his father.

1 Timothy 1:11-12

found in the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.

1 Timothy 4:4

For everything created by God is permitted [to be eaten] and nothing should be refused, if it is received with gratitude,

1 Timothy 6:12-14

Fight the good battle of the faith; take hold of never ending life, to which you were called [i.e., by the Gospel. See II Thess. 2:14], [when] you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [Note: This "confession" probably refers to a person's acknowledgment of Jesus as Lord and Christ prior to his immersion. See Acts 2:36; Rom. 10:9-10].

1 Timothy 6:20

[So], Timothy, guard [the Gospel message] which has been entrusted to you, while avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

2 Timothy 1:2

[It is being sent] to Timothy, my dearly loved son. May you have unearned favor, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 2:1-5

So, may you, my son, be strengthened through the unearned favor that comes from [your fellowship with] Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:1-3

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge [both] those still alive and those who have already died, and in view of His appearing [i.e., at His second coming] and His kingdom [i.e., when it is revealed in its eternal splendor], I solemnly urge you:

Titus 1:4

[It is being sent] to Titus, my true son, [who shares] in a common faith. [May you have] unearned favor and peace [which come] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Titus 1:4

[It is being sent] to Titus, my true son, [who shares] in a common faith. [May you have] unearned favor and peace [which come] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

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