2 Timothy 4:7
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English Standard Version
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

King James Bible
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my 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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

I have fought a good fight (τὸν καλὸν ἀγῶνα ἠγώνισμαι)

For a good fight rend. the good fight. For the phrase, see on 1 Timothy 6:12. Comp. Philippians 1:27, Philippians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 9:25; Colossians 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; Ephesians 6:11 ff.

Course (δρόμον)

Metaphor from the race-course. Only here and Acts 13:25; Acts 20:24; comp. 1 Corinthians 9:24; Galatians 2:2; Galatians 5:7; Romans 9:16; Philippians 2:16; Philippians 3:12-14.

I have kept the faith (τὴν πίστιν τετήρηκα)

The phrase N.T.o. For τηρεῖν to keep, see on 1 Timothy 5:22; see on 1 Timothy 6:14.

2 Timothy 4:7 Parallel Commentaries

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1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

I have finished.

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Acts 13:25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think you that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there comes one after me...

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain...

Philippians 3:13,14 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind...

Hebrews 12:1,2 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

I have kept.

2 Timothy 1:14 That good thing which was committed to you keep by the Holy Ghost which dwells in us.

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

John 17:6 I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them me...

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings...

Revelation 3:8,10 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength...

Cross References
Acts 20:24
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

1 Corinthians 9:25
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

1 Corinthians 9:26
So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.

Galatians 2:2
I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.

Philippians 1:30
engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

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