2 Timothy 2:5


“And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.”
King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations of 2 Timothy 2:5

And if a man also striue for masteries, yet is hee not crowned except hee striue lawfully.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original 2 Timothy chapter 2

Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowded, except he have contended lawfully.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if a man takes part in a competition he does not get the crown if he has not kept the rules.
- Basic English Bible

And if also any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.
- Darby Bible

For he also that striveth for the mastery, is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
- Douay Rheims Bible

And if a man also striveth for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he striveth lawfully.
- Webster's Bible

And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.
- Weymouth Bible

Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.
- World English Bible

For he that fiytith in a batel, schal not be corowned, but he fiyte lawfuli.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully;
- Youngs Literal Bible


Gabriel odum's comment on 2014-01-04 05:04:41:

If any competes in a contest he is not crowned except he strives lawfully. In a nut shell a person that wants to get to heaven must be holy. The bible in hebrew 12:14, say follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the lord


kamo franke's comment on 2013-02-21 07:10:04:

Very powerful, I need help to expand it on spiritual growth context, please, explain in detail.


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