Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 [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.

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 you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. 12 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. 13 I command you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate testified the good confession,


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:18

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;

1 Corinthians 9:25-26

Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

1 Timothy 6:13

I command you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate testified the good confession,

1 Timothy 6:19

laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of that which is truly life.

1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

Deuteronomy 26:3

You shall come to the priest who shall be in those days, and tell him, "I profess this day to the LORD your God, that I am come to the land which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us."

Deuteronomy 26:17-19

You have declared the LORD this day to be your God, and that you would walk in his ways, and keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and listen to his voice:

Psalm 63:8

My soul stays close to you. Your right hand holds me up.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her, and those who hold on to her are blessed

Song of Songs 3:4

I had scarcely 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, into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Isaiah 44:5

One will say, 'I am the LORD's;' and another will be called by the name of Jacob; and another will write with his hand 'to the LORD,' and honor the name of Israel."

Zechariah 10:5

They shall be as mighty men, treading down muddy streets in the battle; and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them; and the riders on horses will be confounded.

Luke 12:8-9

"I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God;

Romans 8:28-30

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 9:23-24

and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory,

Romans 10:9-10

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

2 Corinthians 6:7

in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

2 Corinthians 9:13

seeing that through the proof given by this service, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the Good News of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all;

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh;

Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:12

we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you to lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-9

But let us, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

2 Thessalonians 2:14

to which he called you through our Good News, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:9

who 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 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 partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:

Hebrews 6:18

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

Hebrews 13:23

Know that our brother Timothy has been freed, with whom, if he comes shortly, I will see you.

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but instead blessing; because to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

1 John 2:25

This is the promise which he promised us, the eternal life.

Revelation 3:3

Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you do not wake up, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come to you.

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