Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Preach the [Gospel] message; be prepared [to do it both] when it is convenient and when it is inconvenient; reprove [i.e., convince people of their wrongdoing], rebuke [i.e., convict people of their sin], and exhort [i.e., urge people to act], with great patience and teaching.

New American Standard Bible

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

King James Version

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Holman Bible

Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.

International Standard Version

to proclaim the message. Be ready to do this whether or not the time is convenient. Refute, warn, and encourage with the utmost patience when you teach.

A Conservative Version

preach the word, stand ready in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

American Standard Version

preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

Amplified

preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching.

Anderson New Testament

preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and teaching.

Bible in Basic English

Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching;

Common New Testament

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and exhort, with great patience and instruction.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to preach the word with assiduity upon all occasions: reprove, censure, exhort, with the most tender persuasions.

Darby Translation

proclaim the word; be urgent in season and out of season, convict, rebuke, encourage, with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Godbey New Testament

preach the word: be instant in season and out of season; convict, exhort, rebuke, with all longsuffering and teaching.

Goodspeed New Testament

preach the message; be at it in season and out of season; convince, reprove, exhort people, with perfect patience and willingness to teach.

John Wesley New Testament

be instant in season, out of season; convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.

Julia Smith Translation

Proclaim the word; keep fixed seasonably, and unseasonably; refute, censure, beseech, in all longsnffering and teaching.

King James 2000

Preach the word; be diligent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Lexham Expanded Bible

preach the word, be ready in season [and] out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and instruction.

Modern King James verseion

preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Preach the word, be fervent; be it in season, or out of season. Improve, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Moffatt New Testament

I adjure you to preach the word; keep at it in season and out of season, refuting, checking, and exhorting men; never lose patience with them, and never give up your teaching,

NET Bible

Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction.

New Heart English Bible

proclaim the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.

Noyes New Testament

preach the word, be urgent in season, out of season, confute, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and teaching.

Sawyer New Testament

preach the word, press it in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and instruction;

The Emphasized Bible

Proclaim the word, take thy position - in season, out of season, - convince, rebuke, encourage, - with all long-suffering and teaching.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

preach the word, be urgent, in season, out of season; reprove, enjoin, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Proclaim the Message, be ready in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, encourage, never failing to instruct with forbearance.

Webster

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

Weymouth New Testament

proclaim God's message, be zealous in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, encourage, with the utmost patience as a teacher.

Williams New Testament

preach the message, stay at it in season and out of season; convince, reprove, exhort people with perfect patience as a teacher.

World English Bible

preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.

Worrell New Testament

preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.

Worsley New Testament

preach the word, be instant both in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and instruction.

Youngs Literal Translation

preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

be instant
ἐφίστημι 
Ephistemi 
Usage: 20

in season
εὐκαίρως 
Eukairos 
Usage: 2

out of season
ἀκαίρως 
Akairos 
out of season
Usage: 1

ἐλέγχω 
Elegcho 
Usage: 12

ἐπιτιμάω 
Epitimao 
Usage: 28

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

μακροθυμία 
Makrothumia 
Usage: 14

and

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

Images 2 Timothy 4:2

Prayers for 2 Timothy 4:2

Context Readings

Paul's Charge To Timothy

1 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: 2 Preach the [Gospel] message; be prepared [to do it both] when it is convenient and when it is inconvenient; reprove [i.e., convince people of their wrongdoing], rebuke [i.e., convict people of their sin], and exhort [i.e., urge people to act], with great patience and teaching. 3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound teaching, but will assemble to themselves teachers who will satisfy what their "itching ears" want to hear.


Cross References

1 Timothy 4:13

Until I come [to you], pay attention to the [public] reading [of Scripture], to exhorting people and to teaching.

Titus 1:13

[And] this testimony is true. [So], for this reason you should rebuke them severely, so that they will be sound in the faith,

Titus 2:15

You should teach these things and exhort and rebuke people with full authority. Do not let anyone look down on you. [See note on I Tim. 4:12].

1 Timothy 5:20

You should rebuke in front of everyone [in the church] those elders who continue to sin, so that the rest [of the congregation] will be afraid [of sinning].

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have followed [Note: These words mean "to observe closely, have a keen interest in"] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have followed [Note: These words mean "to observe closely, have a keen interest in"] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

2 Timothy 3:10-3

But you have followed [Note: These words mean "to observe closely, have a keen interest in"] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have followed [Note: These words mean "to observe closely, have a keen interest in"] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

Luke 4:18-19

"The Holy Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me [i.e., specially chose me] to preach good news to poor people. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to those who are captives [i.e., to sin]; recovery of sight to the [spiritually as well as physically] blind; to set free those who are oppressed [i.e., by Satan] and

Luke 7:4

And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying, "This officer deserves that you should do this for him [i.e., heal his slave],

Luke 7:23

The person who does not find an occasion for having doubts about my identity is fortunate indeed."

Luke 9:60

But Jesus replied to him, "Let the [spiritually] dead bury their own dead [i.e., let them care for their family members until they die], but you go and proclaim the [coming] kingdom of God."

John 4:6-10

Jacob's [spring-fed] well was there so Jesus, tired from His [long] journey, sat down beside the well just as He was [i.e., before doing anything else]. It was about six o'clock in the morning [Note: This would have been

John 4:32-34

But He said to them, "I [already] have food to eat that you do not know about."

Acts 13:5

After arriving at Salamis [a town on the island], they proclaimed the message of God in the Jewish synagogues [there], with John [Mark] attending [to various details of their ministry].

Acts 16:13

On a [particular] Sabbath day we went outside the city gate to a place beside a river where we thought people gathered for prayer. We sat down and began speaking [about the Lord] to some women who had gathered there.

Acts 16:31-33

Paul and Silas said, "You and your family can be saved if you [all] believe in the Lord Jesus."

Acts 20:7

And on the first day of the week [i.e., Sunday], when we [disciples] had gathered together to break bread [i.e., the Lord's Supper. See I Cor. 11:20-24], Paul delivered a message that lasted until midnight, [since] he was planning to leave [Troas] the next day.

Acts 20:18-21

And when they arrived, he said to them, "You [men] know the kind of life I lived when I was with you, from the [very] first day I set foot in [the province of] Asia.

Acts 28:16

When we entered Rome [itself] Paul was permitted to live alone except for a soldier who guarded him.

Acts 28:30-31

Then Paul lived for two whole years in his own rented house and welcomed everyone who visited him.

Romans 10:15

And how can people preach [anywhere] unless they are sent out? Even as it is written [Isa. 52:7], "How welcome is the coming of those who preach the good news [of salvation through Christ]?"

Romans 12:12

Be joyful as you hope [i.e., for future blessings]. Persevere in spite of the troubles you experience. Continue steadfastly in prayer.

Galatians 6:6

But the person who is taught the word [of God] should provide his teacher with what he needs.

Colossians 1:25

I was made a minister of the church according to the task given to me by God to fully present His message to you.

Colossians 1:28-29

We proclaim Him, warning and teaching every person with all wisdom, so that we may present every person [to God] complete in [their fellowship with] Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

For you know that we treated each one of you like a father treats his own children, exhorting you, and comforting you,

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:20

Do not look down on prophetic messages.

1 Timothy 4:15-16

Be attentive to these things [i.e., all of the foregoing]; be involved in [practicing] them, so that your progress [in the ministry] will be evident to everyone.

2 Timothy 2:21

If a person rids himself of the common ones [i.e., the influences of evil people and qualities], he will be an instrument for [God's] honor, dedicated, suitable for use by the Master, [and] prepared for [doing] every good deed.

2 Timothy 2:25

[He must] gently correct those people who oppose [him], in hope that God will give them [opportunity for] repentance, leading to a [full] knowledge of the truth,

Hebrews 13:22

But I urge you, brothers [and sisters], listen to these words of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.

Revelation 3:19

"I rebuke and discipline those I love, so be earnest and repent.

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