2 Timothy 2:9
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English Standard Version
for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!

King James Bible
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

American Standard Version
wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evildoer; but the word of God is not bound.

English Revised Version
wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.

Webster's Bible Translation
In which I suffer trouble, as an evil-doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Weymouth New Testament
For preaching the Good News I suffer, and am even put in chains, as if I were a criminal: yet the word of God is not imprisoned.

2 Timothy 2:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Wherein I suffer trouble (ἐν ᾧ κακοπαθῶ)

Wherein refers to the gospel. Κακοπαθεῖν only here, 2 Timothy 4:5, and James 5:13. lxx, Jonah 4:10.

As an evildoer (ὡς κακοῦργος)

Only here and in Luke. Better, malefactor. The meaning is technical. Comp. Luke 23:32, Luke 23:33, Luke 23:39.

Unto bonds (μέχρι δεσμῶν)

Comp. Philippians 2:8, μέχρι θανάτου unto death: Hebrews 12:4, μέχρις αἵματος unto blood. Const. with I suffer trouble.

But the word of God is not bound (ἀλλὰ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ οὐ δέδεται)

Nevertheless, although I am in bonds, the gospel which I preach will prevail in spite of all human efforts to hinder it. Word of God often in Paul. In Pastorals, 1 Timothy 4:5; Titus 2:5. Bound, in Paul metaphorically, as here, Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:27, 1 Corinthians 7:39.

2 Timothy 2:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I suffer.

2 Timothy 1:8,12,16 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner...

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

as.

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

1 Peter 2:12,14 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

even.

Acts 28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence...

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel...

Philippians 1:12-14 But I would you should understand, brothers...

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

but.

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds...

Colossians 4:3,18 With praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds...

Cross References
Luke 23:32
Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.

Acts 21:33
Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.

Acts 28:31
proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.

Philippians 1:13
so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.

Philippians 1:14
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Philippians 1:17
The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

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