Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life for which thou are called, and confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

New American Standard Bible

Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

King James Version

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Holman Bible

Fight the good fight for the faith;
take hold of eternal life
that you were called to
and have made a good confession about
in the presence of many witnesses.

International Standard Version

Fight the good fight for the faith. Keep holding on to eternal life, to which you were called and about which you gave a good testimony in front of many witnesses.

American Standard Version

Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

Amplified

Fight the good fight of the faith [in the conflict with evil]; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and [for which] you made the good confession [of faith] in the presence of many witnesses.

An Understandable Version

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].

Anderson New Testament

Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold on eternal life, to which you have been called, and for which you confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

Bible in Basic English

Be fighting the good fight of the faith; take for yourself the life eternal, for which you were marked out, and of which you gave witness in the eyes of all.

Common New Testament

Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Daniel Mace New Testament

exert yourself in the glorious cause of faith, and secure the prize of eternal life, to which you were called, when you made that excellent profession of faith before so many witnesses.

Darby Translation

Strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

Godbey New Testament

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, into which you have been called, and witnessed a beautiful testimony before many witnesses.

Goodspeed New Testament

Enter the great contest of faith! Take hold of eternal life, to which God called you, when before many witnesses you made the great profession of faith.

John Wesley New Testament

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which thou art called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

Julia Smith Translation

Contend earnestly the good contest of faith, take hold upon eternal life, into which thou wert also called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

King James 2000

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Modern King James verseion

Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, to which you are also called and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hand on eternal life, whereunto thou art called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Moffatt New Testament

fight in the good fight of the faith, secure that life eternal to which you were called when you voiced the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Montgomery New Testament

Keep contending in the noble contest of the faith; seize hold on eternal life, to which you were called when you confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

NET Bible

Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses.

New Heart English Bible

Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

Noyes New Testament

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on everlasting life, to which thou wast called, and didst profess the good profession before many witnesses.

Sawyer New Testament

Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and made the good profession before many witnesses.

The Emphasized Bible

Be contesting the noble contest of the faith, - lay hold of the age-abiding life - unto which thou wast called, and didst make the noble confession before many witnesses.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Strain every nerve in the noble conflict of faith, lay fast hold on eternal life, unto which also thou hast been called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Run the great race of the Faith, and win the Immortal Life. It was for this that you received the Call, and, in the presence of many witnesses, made the great profession of Faith.

Webster

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Weymouth New Testament

Exert all your strength in the honourable struggle for the faith; lay hold of the Life of the Ages, to which you were called, when you made your noble profession of faith before many witnesses.

Williams New Testament

Keep up the good fight for the faith. Keep your hold on eternal life, to which God called you, when before many witnesses you made the good profession of faith.

World English Bible

Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

Worrell New Testament

Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the eternal life, to which you were called, and confessed a good confession before many witnesses.

Worsley New Testament

Maintain the glorious combat of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which thou hast been called, and hast made a good profession before many witnesses.

Youngs Literal Translation

be striving the good strife of the faith, be laying hold on the life age-during, to which also thou wast called, and didst profess the right profession before many witnesses.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G75
ἀγωνίζομαι 
Agonizomai 
Usage: 5

the good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

G73
ἀγών 
Agon 
Usage: 6

of faith
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

lay hold on
ἐπιλαμβάνομαι 
Epilambanomai 
take, take by, catch, take on, lay hold on, take hold of, lay hold upon
Usage: 19

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

thou art
καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὁμολογέω 
Homologeo 
Usage: 19

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ὁμολογία 
Homologia 
Usage: 6

ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Timothy 6:12

Images 1 Timothy 6:12

Prayers for 1 Timothy 6:12

Context Readings

Renewed Charge To Timothy

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, patience, mildness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life for which thou are called, and confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses. 13 I command thee in the sight of God, who makes all live, and of Christ Jesus, who testified to Pontius Pilate the good confession,


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:18

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.

1 Corinthians 9:25-26

And every man who strives for mastery exercises self-control in all things. Indeed therefore those men do it so that they might obtain a perishable crown, but we an imperishable.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God umpire in your hearts, for which also ye were called in one body, and become thankful.

1 Timothy 6:13

I command thee in the sight of God, who makes all live, and of Christ Jesus, who testified to Pontius Pilate the good confession,

1 Timothy 6:19

storing up for themselves a good foundation for that which is coming, so that they may take hold of the eternal life.

1 Peter 5:10

And may the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus (after suffering a little while) himself thoroughly prepare you. He will establish, strengthen, and provide a foundation.

Deuteronomy 26:3

And thou shall come to the priest who shall be in those days, and say to him, I profess this day to LORD thy God, that I have come to the land which LORD swore to our fathers to give us.

Deuteronomy 26:17-19

Thou have avouched LORD this day to be thy God, and that thou would walk in his ways, and keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and hearken to his voice.

Psalm 63:8

My soul follows close after thee. Thy right hand upholds me,

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her. And happy is everyone who retains her.

Song of Songs 3:4

It was but a little that I passed from them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Isaiah 44:5

One shall say, I am LORD's, and another shall call [himself] by the name of Jacob, and another shall subscribe with his hand to LORD, and surname [himself] by the name of Israel.

Zechariah 10:5

And they shall be as mighty men, treading down [their enemies] in the mire of the streets in the battle. And they shall fight, because LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.

Luke 12:8-9

And I say to you, every man who will confess in me before men, the Son of man will also confess in him before the agents of God,

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, who are the called according to purpose.

Romans 9:23-24

and that he might make known the wealth of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he previously prepared for glory,

Romans 10:9-10

that if thou will confess with thy mouth, Lord Jesus, and will believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou will be saved.

2 Corinthians 6:7

in word of truth, in power of God, through the weapons of righteousness of the right hand and of the left,

2 Corinthians 9:13

through the evidence of this service, glorifying God at the subjection of your confession toward the good-news of the Christ, and at the generosity of the participation, for them and for all,

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally my brothers, be strong in Lord and in the power of his might.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already obtained or have already been fully perfected, but I press forward, if also I might seize upon that for which also I was seized by Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:12

and solemnly declaring for you to walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-9

But we, being of the day, should be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and a helmet, the hope of salvation.

2 Thessalonians 2:14

for which he called you, through our good-news, for an acquired possession of glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:9

Who saved us and who called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal.

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 3:14

For we have become companions of the Christ, if only we keep in possession the primacy of the essence, steadfast until the end,

Hebrews 6:18

So that by two immutable events, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, having fled for refuge to seize the hope being openly displayed.

Hebrews 13:23

Know ye, brother Timothy who was set free is with whom I will see you, if he comes sooner.

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but instead giving praise, knowing that ye were called for this, so that ye might inherit a blessing.

1 John 2:25

And this is the promise that he promised us: the eternal life.

Revelation 3:3

Remember therefore how thou have received and heard, and be on guard, and repent. If therefore thou will not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou will, no, not know what hour I will come upon thee.

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