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2 Timothy 4:7

    2 Timothy 4:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:7

    I have fought a good fight - Every reader will perceive that the apostle, as was his very frequent custom, alludes to the contests at the Grecian games: Τον αγυνα τον καλον ηγωνισμαι· I have wrestled that good wrestling - I have struggled hard, and have over come, in a most honorable cause.

    I have finished my course - I have started for the prize, and have come up to the goal, outstripping all my competitors, and have gained this prize also.

    I have kept the faith - As the laws of these games must be most diligently observed and kept, (for though a man overcome, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully), so I have kept the rules of the spiritual combat and race; and thus, having contended lawfully, and conquered in each exercise, I have a right to expect the prize.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 4:7

    I have fought a good fight - The Christian life is often represented as a conflict, or warfare; see the notes on 1 Timothy 6:12. That noble conflict with sin, the world, the flesh, and the devil, Paul now says he had been able to maintain.

    I have finished my course - The Christian life, too, is often represented as a "race" to be run; compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 9:24-26.

    I have kept the faith - I have steadfastly maintained the faith of the gospel; or, have lived a life of fidelity to my Master. Probably the expression means that he had kept his plighted faith to the Redeemer, or had spent a life in faithfully endeavoring to serve his Lord.