Parallel Verses

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.

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, to which you were called and have made a good confession before 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.

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.

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; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and [for which] you confessed the good confession [of faith] before 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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, unto which thou art also called, having made a good profession 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.

Verse Picture

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, endurance, meekness of spirit. 12 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. 13 I enjoin thee before God who preserves all things in life, and Christ Jesus who witnessed before Pontius Pilate the good confession,


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:18

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,

1 Corinthians 9:25-26

But every one that contends for a prize is temperate in all things: they then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of Christ preside in your hearts, to which also ye have been called in one body, and be thankful.

1 Timothy 6:13

I enjoin thee before God who preserves all things in life, and Christ Jesus who witnessed before Pontius Pilate the good confession,

1 Timothy 6:19

laying by for themselves a good foundation for the future, that they may lay hold of what is really life.

1 Peter 5:10

But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:

Deuteronomy 26:3

and thou shalt come unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto Jehovah thy God, that I am come unto the land that Jehovah swore unto our fathers to give us.

Deuteronomy 26:17-19

Thou hast this day accepted Jehovah to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and to hearken unto his voice;

Psalm 63:8

My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.

Song of Songs 3:4

Scarcely had I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: 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 that conceived me.

Isaiah 44:5

One shall say, I am Jehovah's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall write with his hand: I am Jehovah's, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

Zechariah 10:5

And they shall be as mighty men, treading down the mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, for Jehovah is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame.

Luke 12:8-9

But I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, the Son of man will confess him also before the angels of God;

Romans 8:28-30

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

Romans 9:23-24

and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory,

Romans 10:9-10

that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from among the dead, thou shalt be saved.

2 Corinthians 6:7

in the word of truth, in the power of God; through the arms of righteousness on the right hand and left,

2 Corinthians 9:13

they glorifying God through the proof of this ministration, by reason of your subjection, by profession, to the glad tidings of the Christ, and your free-hearted liberality in communicating towards them and towards all;

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

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

Ephesians 6:10-18

For the rest, brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the might of his strength.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already obtained the prize, or am already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may get possession of it, seeing that also I have been taken possession of by Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:12

that ye should walk worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-9

but we being of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet the hope of salvation;

2 Thessalonians 2:14

whereto he has called you by our glad tidings, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time,

2 Timothy 4:7

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

Hebrews 3:14

For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;

Hebrews 6:18

that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,

Hebrews 13:23

Know that our brother Timotheus is set at liberty; with whom, if he should come soon, I will see you.

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but on the contrary, blessing others, because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing.

1 John 2:25

And this is the promise which he has promised us, life eternal.

Revelation 3:3

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and keep it and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I shall come upon thee.

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