Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 you, man of God, run from these things,
and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, endurance, and gentleness.
12 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.
13 In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:18

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,

1 Corinthians 9:25-26

Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.

1 Timothy 6:13

In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you

1 Timothy 6:19

storing up for themselves a good reserve for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real.

1 Peter 5:10

Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.

Deuteronomy 26:3

When you come before the priest who is serving at that time, you must say to him, ‘Today I acknowledge to the Lord your God that I have entered the land the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.’

Deuteronomy 26:17-19

Today you have affirmed that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in His ways, keep His statutes, commands, and ordinances, and obey Him.

Psalm 63:8

I follow close to You;
Your right hand holds on to me.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,
and those who hold on to her are happy.

Song of Songs 3:4

I had just passed them
when I found the one I love.
I held on to him and would not let him go
until I brought him to my mother’s house
to the chamber of the one who conceived me.

Isaiah 44:5

This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’;
another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
still another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
and name himself by the name of Israel.”

Zechariah 10:5

5 they will be like warriors in battle
trampling down the mud of the streets.
They will fight because the Lord is with them,
and they will put horsemen to shame.

Luke 12:8-9

“And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God,

Romans 8:28-30

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 9:23-24

And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory

Romans 10:9-10

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

2 Corinthians 6:7

by the message of truth,
by the power of God;
through weapons of righteousness
on the right hand and the left,

2 Corinthians 9:13

They will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others through the proof provided by this service.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way,

Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:12

we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-9

But since we belong to the day, we must be serious and put the armor of faith and love on our chests, and put on a helmet of the hope of salvation.

2 Thessalonians 2:14

He called you to this through our gospel, so that you might obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:9

He has saved us and 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 time began.

2 Timothy 4:7

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

Hebrews 3:14

For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.

Hebrews 6:18

so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.

Hebrews 13:23

Be aware that our brother Timothy has been released. If he comes soon enough, he will be with me when I see you.

1 Peter 3:9

not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.

1 John 2:25

And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.

Revelation 3:3

Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.

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