2 Timothy 2:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;

New Living Translation
If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us.

English Standard Version
if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

New American Standard Bible
If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;

King James Bible
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;

International Standard Version
Enduring, we with him will reign. Who him denies, he will disclaim.

NET Bible
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if we suffer, we shall also reign with him, but if we renounce him, he will also renounce us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we endure, we will rule with him. If we disown him, he will disown us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
if we suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

King James 2000 Bible
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

American King James Version
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

American Standard Version
if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall deny him, he also will deny us:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.

Darby Bible Translation
if we endure, we shall also reign together; if we deny, *he* also will deny us;

English Revised Version
if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall deny him, he also will deny us:

Webster's Bible Translation
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Weymouth New Testament
"If we patiently endure pain, we shall also share His Kingship; "If we disown Him, He will also disown us;

World English Bible
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us.

Young's Literal Translation
if we do endure together -- we shall also reign together; if we deny him, he also shall deny us;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:8-13 Let suffering saints remember, and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despised the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God. We must not think it strange if the best men meet with the worst treatment; but this is cheering, that the word of God is not bound. Here we see the real and true cause of the apostle's suffering trouble in, or for, the sake of the gospel. If we are dead to this world, its pleasures, profits, and honours, we shall be for ever with Christ in a better world. He is faithful to his threatenings, and faithful to his promises. This truth makes sure the unbeliever's condemnation, and the believer's salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Endure for suffer, A.V.; shall deny for deny, A.V. and T.R. Endure; as ver. 10. Mark the present tense as distinguished from the aorist in ἀπεθάνομεν, betokening patient continuance in suffering. If we shall deny him (ἀρνησόμεθα); comp. Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:9; Acts 3:13, 14, etc.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

If we suffer,.... With him, with Christ, as in Romans 8:17 all the elect suffered with Christ when he suffered; they suffered in him the whole penalty of the law, all the righteousness, strictness, and severity of it; and they are partakers of the benefits of his sufferings, as peace, pardon, righteousness, redemption, and everlasting salvation. And such being called by grace, and having made a profession of Christ, they suffer shame and reproach, loss of credit and reputation, and sometimes loss of goods, and corporeal punishment, and even death itself: but though they do, and if they should, they may be satisfied of the truth of this,

we shall also reign with him; they reign with him now in the kingdom of grace; grace reigns in their hearts, where Christ, the King of glory, has entered, and has set up his throne, and where he dwells by faith, they being made kings and priests unto God by him; and they shall reign with him in his kingdom here on earth, for the space of a thousand years; and they shall reign with him in glory to all eternity: this is certain, for this kingdom is prepared for them, it is given to them, they are called unto it, and have both a right unto, and meetness for it; see Romans 8:17,

if we deny him, he also will deny us: there is a denying of Christ in words; so it is denied by the Jews that Christ is come in the flesh, and that Jesus is the Messiah; and some that have bore the Christian name, though very unworthily, have denied his true deity, his real humanity, proper sonship, and the efficacy of his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, for pardon, justification, and atonement: and there is a denying of him in works; so some that profess to know him, and do own him in his person and offices, yet in works deny him; their conversation is not becoming their profession of him; they have the form of godliness, but deny the power of it: there is a secret and silent denying of him, when men are ashamed of him, and do not confess him; and there is an open denying of him, by such who set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh throughout the earth; there is a partial denying of Christ, which was Peter's case, though his faith in him, and love to him, were not lost; and there is a total denying of him, a thorough apostasy, and from which there is no recovery; and if there be any such apostates among those who have named the name of Christ, he will deny them, he will not own them for his another day; he will set them at his left hand; he will declare he knows them not, and will banish them from his presence for evermore. This is another branch of the faithful saying; this will certainly be the case; Christ himself has said it, Matthew 10:33.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. suffer—rather, as the Greek is the same as in 2Ti 2:10, "If we endure (with Him)" (Ro 8:17).

reign with him—The peculiar privilege of the elect Church now suffering with Christ, then to reign with Him (see on [2497]1Co 6:2). Reigning is something more than mere salvation (Ro 5:17; Re 3:21; 5:10; 20:4, 5).

deny—with the mouth. As "believe" with the heart follows, 2Ti 2:12. Compare the opposite, "confess with thy mouth" and "believe in thine heart" (Ro 10:9, 10).

he also will deny us—(Mt 10:33).

2 Timothy 2:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Grace and Perseverance
11It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; 12If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; 13If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
Cross References
Matthew 10:33
But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

Matthew 19:28
Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Luke 12:9
But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.

Luke 22:29
And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me,

Luke 22:30
so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Romans 5:17
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Romans 8:17
Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

1 Timothy 5:8
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

Jude 1:4
For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Revelation 1:9
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 3:10
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

Revelation 3:21
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.
Treasury of Scripture

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

we suffer.

Matthew 19:28,29 And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, That you which have followed me…

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an …

2 Thessalonians 1:4-8 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your …

1 Peter 4:13-16 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

Revelation 1:6,9 And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to him be …

Revelation 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:4,6 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them…

if we deny.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I …

Matthew 10:33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before …

Matthew 26:35,75 Peter said to him, Though I should die with you, yet will I not deny …

Mark 8:38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this …

Mark 10:33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be …

Luke 9:26 For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall …

Luke 12:9 But he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is …

1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges …

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old …

Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is: …

Revelation 3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and …

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