2 Timothy 4:5
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English Standard Version
As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

King James Bible
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

American Standard Version
But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. Be sober.

English Revised Version
But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.

Webster's Bible Translation
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Weymouth New Testament
But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.

2 Timothy 4:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Watch thou (σὺ νῆφε)

See on 1 Thessalonians 5:6, and see on ἀνανήψωσιν recover, 2 Timothy 2:26.

Endure afflictions (κακοπάθησον)

Or suffer hardship. See on 2 Timothy 2:9, and comp. 2 Timothy 4:5.

Of an evangelist (εὐαγγελιστοῦ)

Here, Acts 21:8 and Ephesians 4:11. In the last passage, a special function, with apostles, prophets, pastors, and teachers. A traveling, minister whose work was not confined to a particular church. So Philip, Acts 8:5-13, Acts 8:26-40. A helper of the apostles. An apostle, as such, was an evangelist (1 Corinthians 1:17), but every evangelist was not an apostle. In The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (about 100 a.d.) it is prescribed that an apostle shall not remain in one place longer than two days, and that when he departs he shall take nothing with him except enough bread to last until his next station (ch. xi).

Make full proof of thy ministry (τὴν διακονίαν σου πληροφόρησον)

Better, fulfill or fully perform. In Pastorals only here and 2 Timothy 4:17. See on Luke 1:1. In lxx once, Ecclesiastes 8:11, is fully persuaded. Only in this passage in the active voice. Comp. πληρώσαντες τὴν διακονίαν having fulfilled their ministration, Acts 12:25 : ἐπλήρου τὸν δρόμον was fulfilling his course, Acts 13:25, and τὸν δρόμον I have finished the course, 2 Timothy 4:7. For διακονίαν ministry, see on 1 Timothy 1:12.

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watch.

Isaiah 56:9,10 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts in the forest...

Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD...

Jeremiah 6:17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Listen to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not listen.

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Ezekiel 33:2,7 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword on a land...

Mark 13:34,37 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself...

Acts 20:30,31 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them...

1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account...

Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.

endure. See on ch.

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

2 Timothy 2:3,10 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ...

2 Timothy 3:10-12 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience...

an.

Acts 21:8 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came to Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist...

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

1 Timothy 4:12,15 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

make full proof of. or, fulfil.

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum...

Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God;

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.

Cross References
Acts 21:8
On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.

Ephesians 4:12
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Colossians 4:17
And say to Archippus, "See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord."

2 Timothy 1:8
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,

2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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