Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But you should be sober-minded about everything, [willing to] endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

New American Standard Bible

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

King James Version

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Holman Bible

But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

International Standard Version

But you must be clear-headed about everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of an evangelist. Devote yourself completely to your ministry.

A Conservative Version

But be thou sober in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, bring thy ministry to fullness.

American Standard Version

But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.

Amplified

But as for you, be clear-headed in every situation [stay calm and cool and steady], endure every hardship [without flinching], do the work of an evangelist, fulfill [the duties of] your ministry.

Anderson New Testament

But do you be watchful in all things, endure evil, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.?

Bible in Basic English

But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do.

Common New Testament

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be you then entirely upon the watch: be insensible to toil: perform the work of an evangelist, and discharge your ministerial function.

Darby Translation

But thou, be sober in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.

Godbey New Testament

But be thou sober in all things, suffer affliction, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Goodspeed New Testament

But you must always be composed; do not shrink from hardship; do your work as a missionary, and your whole duty as a minister.

John Wesley New Testament

But watch thou in all things, endure affliction, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou be sober in all things, suffer ill treatment, do the work of the bearer of good news, render thy service perfectly certain.

King James 2000

But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But you, be self-controlled in all [things], bear hardship patiently, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Modern King James verseion

But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But watch thou in all things, and suffer adversity, and do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thine office unto the utmost.

Moffatt New Testament

Whatever happens, be self-possessed, flinch from no suffering, do your work as an evangelist, and discharge all your duties as a minister.

Montgomery New Testament

But as for you, be always self-controlled, face hardships, do the work of a missionary, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

NET Bible

You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist's work, fulfill your ministry.

New Heart English Bible

But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.

Noyes New Testament

But be thou watchful in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully accomplish thy ministry.

Sawyer New Testament

But do you be sober in all things, endure evil, do the work of an evangelist, perform fully your ministry.

The Emphasized Bible

But, thou, - be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do, the work, of an evangelist, thy ministry, completely fulfill;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But watch thou in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully discharge thy ministry.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But you, Timothy, must always be temperate. Face hardships; do the work of a Missionary; discharge all the duties of your Office.

Webster

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Weymouth New Testament

But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.

Williams New Testament

But you, on your part, must always keep your head cool, suffer hardship, do your work as a herald of the good news, and so fill your ministry to the brim.

World English Bible

But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.

Worrell New Testament

But be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully accomplish your ministry.

Worsley New Testament

But be thou watchful in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, give full proof of thy ministry.

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou -- watch in all things; suffer evil; do the work of one proclaiming good news; of thy ministration make full assurance,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

νήφω 
Nepho 
be sober, watch
Usage: 6

thou
σύ 
Su 
thou
Usage: 132

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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

κακοπαθέω 
Kakopatheo 
Usage: 4

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

the work
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

of an evangelist
εὐαγγελιστής 
Euaggelistes 
Usage: 3

πληροφορέω 
Plerophoreo 
Usage: 5

of thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

References

Images 2 Timothy 4:5

Prayers for 2 Timothy 4:5

Context Readings

Paul's Charge To Timothy

4 They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn their attention to myths. 5 But you should be sober-minded about everything, [willing to] endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being "poured out like a drink offering," and the time for me to leave has come. [Note: Paul here likens the prospect of shedding his blood for the work of Christ to the pouring of wine and oil on an Old Testament sacrifice].


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:8

So, do not be ashamed to testify for our Lord, or ashamed of [being associated with] me, His prisoner, but [be willing to] suffer hardship with me for the sake of the Gospel, relying on God's power [to sustain you].

Acts 21:8

The next day we left and came to Caesarea, where we went to the house of Philip, the evangelist, who had been one of the seven ["deacons" chosen by the Jerusalem church to minister to widows, See Acts 6]. We stayed with him [while there].

Colossians 4:17

And tell Archippus [Note: He may have been the preacher at Colosse or Laodicia. See Philemon 1:1-2], "See to it that you fulfill your ministry [there], which you have received in [the service of] the Lord."

2 Timothy 2:3

[Be willing to] suffer hardship with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 4:11

And He gave some people [the gift of being] apostles; and some people prophets; and some people evangelists; and some people pastors [i.e., elders] and teachers,

1 Timothy 4:12

Do not allow anyone to look down on you because you are [so] young, but you should be an example to those who believe [in Christ] in your speech, in your conduct, in your love, in your faith [and] in your purity.

2 Timothy 3:10-12

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

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

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,

Mark 13:34

It is like a man who left his house on a trip to another country. [Before leaving] he put his servants in charge of his affairs, giving each one a [particular] job to do, then he ordered the gatekeeper to stay alert [i.e., while he was gone].

Mark 13:37

And what I am telling you, I am telling everyone. Be alert "

Luke 12:37

Those slaves whom their master finds being watchful when he returns are [certainly] blessed. Truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt [i.e., get things ready] and have them recline [at his dinner table] and will come and serve them.

Acts 20:30-31

[Indeed, even] from among your own selves [i.e., the body of elders there in Ephesus] some men will arise and, by speaking false things, they will lead away the disciples, [influencing them] to follow them.

Romans 15:19

in the power demonstrated by [miraculous] signs and wonders, [produced] by the power of the Holy Spirit. So, I have completed preaching the good news about Christ from Jerusalem, all the way around [the area] to Illyricum [Note: This country was located northwest of Greece and in present-day Croatia].

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

So then, we should not be [spiritually] asleep, like the rest [i.e., the unsaved world], but we should be alert and sober [i.e., in control of our senses].

1 Timothy 4:15

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 2:10

So, I endure everything for the elect's sake [i.e., God's people], so that they can obtain the salvation which comes through Christ Jesus, with [its] never ending splendor.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

1 Peter 1:13

So, gather your thoughts together for action, take control of yourselves and focus your hope completely on God's unearned favor, which will be brought to you by Jesus Christ when He returns.

Revelation 3:2

Wake up, and strengthen what remains [i.e., those few in the church who were trying to stay faithful], who are about to die. For I have not found [any] of your deeds to be complete before my God.

Revelation 3:2-10

Wake up, and strengthen what remains [i.e., those few in the church who were trying to stay faithful], who are about to die. For I have not found [any] of your deeds to be complete before my God.

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