Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

I have fought the good battle; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [i.e., I have been true to my commitment].

New American Standard Bible

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

King James Version

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:

Amplified

I have fought the good and worthy and noble fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith [firmly guarding the gospel against error].

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

I have made a good fight, I have come to the end of my journey, I have kept the faith:

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

I have struggled in a glorious cause: I have finish'd my career: I have stood to the faith:

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Goodspeed New Testament

I have had a part in the great contest, I have run my race, I have preserved my faith.

John Wesley New Testament

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

Julia Smith Translation

I have contended earnestly the good contest, I have completed the course, I have kept the faith:

King James 2000

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I have fought a good fight, and have fulfilled my course, and have kept the faith.

Moffatt New Testament

I have fought in the good fight; I have run my course; I have kept the faith.

Montgomery New Testament

I have fought in the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have kept the faith.

NET Bible

I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith!

New Heart English Bible

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.

Noyes New Testament

I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith;

Sawyer New Testament

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

The Emphasized Bible

The noble contest, have I contested, the race, have I finished, the faith, have I kept:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I have struggled hard in the honourable contest, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith:

Twentieth Century New Testament

I have run the great Race; I have finished the Course; I have kept the Faith.

Webster

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Weymouth New Testament

I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith.

Williams New Testament

I have fought the fight for the good, I have run my race, I have kept faith.

World English Bible

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.

Worrell New Testament

I have contended in the noble contest, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G75
ἀγωνίζομαι 
Agonizomai 
Usage: 5

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

G73
ἀγών 
Agon 
Usage: 6

τελέω 
Teleo 
Usage: 21

my course
δρόμος 
Dromos 
Usage: 3

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 2 Timothy 4:7

References

Images 2 Timothy 4:7

Prayers for 2 Timothy 4:7

Context Readings

Paul's Charge To Timothy

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]. 7 I have fought the good battle; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [i.e., I have been true to my commitment]. 8 So, now there is a crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, who is a just Judge, will award me on that day [i.e., the judgment day], and not to me only, but also to everyone who has loved [the prospect of] His appearing.


Cross References

Acts 20:24

But I do not consider my life to be of value, as precious to me, [when compared to the importance of] accomplishing my task and the mission I received from the Lord Jesus to declare the good news of God's unearned favor [through Christ].

1 Timothy 6:12

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].

1 Timothy 1:18

I give you this instruction, my son Timothy, in keeping with the previously spoken prophecies [i.e., predictions] about you, so that by [following] them you will fight the good battle,

Revelation 3:8

I know about your deeds. (See, I have placed before you an open door, which no one can close). [Note: This probably refers to their being assured of some unspecified opportunity]. [I know] that you have [only] a little bit of strength, but [in spite of that] you have obeyed my word and did not deny my name.

Revelation 3:8

I know about your deeds. (See, I have placed before you an open door, which no one can close). [Note: This probably refers to their being assured of some unspecified opportunity]. [I know] that you have [only] a little bit of strength, but [in spite of that] you have obeyed my word and did not deny my name.

Luke 8:15

And those people [represented by seed falling] in the fertile soil are those who possess a good and honest heart when they hear the word [of God]. They hold on to it and patiently [continue until they] produce a crop.

Luke 11:28

But Jesus said, "Yes, but those who listen to God's message and obey it are [more] blessed."

John 4:34

Jesus answered them, "My food is doing what God, who sent me, wants me to, and accomplishing His work.

John 17:6

I have revealed your name [i.e., your power and character] to the men you gave me out of the world [i.e., the apostles]. They belonged to you, but you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word.

Acts 13:25

As John was completing his ministry he said [to the great crowds], 'Who do you people think I am? [No], I am not the Messiah. But look, Someone is coming [to Israel] after [I complete] my mission whose sandal straps I am not even worthy to unfasten.'

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that [although] everyone runs in a race, only one person wins the prize? So, you should run in order to win.

Philippians 3:13-14

Brothers, I consider that I, myself, have not yet taken hold [of Christ's ultimate purpose for me]. But there is one thing that I am doing; I am forgetting about my past [See verses 5-7], and reaching forward to what lies ahead.

1 Timothy 6:20

[So], Timothy, guard [the Gospel message] which has been entrusted to you, while avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

2 Timothy 1:14

[Also] guard that precious treasure [i.e., the Gospel message] which was entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit, who lives in us.

Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a large crowd of spectators [Note: Christians are pictured here as being in a crowded arena, performing in the games], we should lay aside every [excessive] weight and sin that so easily entangle us, and with perseverance, we should run the race [of life] that lies before us.

Revelation 3:10

Because you have obeyed my command to remain steadfast [in the face of difficult times], I will also keep you from [giving up when] the time of trial comes, which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those living on the earth.

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