13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Other Translations of 2 Timothy 2:13

King James Version

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

English Standard Version

13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful--for he cannot deny himself.

The Message

13 If we give up on him, he does not give up - for there's no way he can be false to himself.

New King James Version

13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.

New Living Translation

13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:13

Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:8-13

(Read 2 Timothy 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.