2 Tim. 4:5 KJV (With Strong’s)

de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
nepho (Greek #3525)
of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine (keep sober), i.e. (figuratively) be discreet
KJV usage: be sober, watch.
Pronounce: nay'-fo
su (Greek #4771)
KJV usage: thou. See also 4571, 4671, 4675; and for the plural 5209, 5210, 5213, 5216.
Pronounce: soo
Origin: the person pronoun of the second person singular
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
all things
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
k, endure afflictions
kakopatheo (Greek #2553)
to undergo hardship
KJV usage: be afflicted, endure afflictions (hardness), suffer trouble.
Pronounce: kak-op-ath-eh'-o
Origin: from the same as 2552
, do
poieo (Greek #4160)
to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct)
KJV usage: abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare 4238.
Pronounce: poy-eh'-o
Origin: apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary
the work
ergon (Greek #2041)
toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act
KJV usage: deed, doing, labour, work.
Pronounce: er'-gon
Origin: from a primary (but obsolete) ἔργω (to work)
of an evangelist
euaggelistes (Greek #2099)
a preacher of the gospel
KJV usage: evangelist.
Pronounce: yoo-ang-ghel-is-tace'
Origin: from 2097
, ζmake full proof
plerophoreo (Greek #4135)
to carry out fully (in evidence), i.e. completely assure (or convince), entirely accomplish
KJV usage: most surely believe, fully know (persuade), make full proof of.
Pronounce: play-rof-or-eh'-o
Origin: from 4134 and 5409
l of thy
sou (Greek #4675)
of thee, thy
KJV usage: X home, thee, thine (own), thou, thy.
Pronounce: soo
Origin: genitive case of 4771
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
diakonia (Greek #1248)
attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate)
KJV usage: (ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).
Pronounce: dee-ak-on-ee'-ah
Origin: from 1249

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Ministry on This Verse

Isa. 56:9‑10• 9All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, all ye beasts in the forest.
10His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:
(Isa. 56:9‑10)
Isa. 62:6• 6I have set watchmen upon thy walls, Jerusalem; all the day and all the night they shall never hold their peace: ye that put Jehovah in remembrance, keep not silence, (Isa. 62:6)
Jer. 6:17• 17Also I have set watchmen over you:--Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. (Jer. 6:17)
Ezek. 3:17• 17Son of man, I have appointed thee a watchman unto the house of Israel, and thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me. (Ezek. 3:17)
Ezek. 33:2,7• 2Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them all, and set him for their watchman:
7So thou, son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; and thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and warn them from me.
(Ezek. 33:2,7)
Mark 13:34,37• 34it is as a man gone out of the country, having left his house and given to his bondmen the authority, and to each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.
37But what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.
(Mark 13:34,37)
Luke 12:37• 37Blessed are those bondmen whom the lord on coming shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he will gird himself and make them recline at table, and coming up will serve them. (Luke 12:37)
Acts 20:30‑31• 30and from among your own selves shall rise up men speaking perverted things to draw away the disciples after them.
31Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one of you with tears.
(Acts 20:30‑31)
1 Thess. 5:6• 6So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober; (1 Thess. 5:6)
Heb. 13:17• 17Obey your leaders, and be submissive; for *they* watch over your souls as those that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this would be unprofitable for you. (Heb. 13:17)
Rev. 3:2• 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, which are about to die, for I have not found thy works complete before my God. (Rev. 3:2)
make full proof of.
or, fulfil.
 Then summing up all together Timothy is to make full proof of his ministry, or his service, and in the way here shown, that is, by his whole life being devoted in the energy of the Spirit to the work to which he had been called. (2 Timothy 4:1-8)
 Come what might, laboring with patience and diligence and energy as long as they would hearken, he was to be watchful, to endure afflictions, to seek after souls still unconverted (a great proof of faith when the heart is burdened with the unfaithfulness of those within. (2 Timothy 4 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

But *thou*, be soberf in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.

JND Translation Notes

This implies, not watching actively, nor being awake, but that sober clearness of mind resulting from exemption from false influences -- not muddled with the influence of what intoxicates. So we think of one when we say, He has a sober judgment.

W. Kelly Translation

But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship [evils], do an evangelist’s work, fully perform thy ministry1.

WK Translation Notes

sober: Vigilance (γρηγορεἰν) is not the thought as in the Authorized Version, nor yet a sound mind (σωφρονισμός), however nearly allied, but sobriety of judgment. The Greek answers fully to the English usage, and from the primary sense of drinking no wine comes to the ready metaphor of being sober, or wary, in all things. (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p.311)
suffer hardship [evils]... fully perform: It is the aorist here and in both the exhortations that follow the simple act when the occasion arises, not the constant duty as in νῆφε "be sober," which precedes. (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p.312)
fully perform: To translate with Beza, to "give full assurance of thy ministry," may sound more literal but hardly suits the subject before us, which wholly differs from faith, hope, or understanding. For these mean subjective enjoyment, the other would be objective proof; neither of which can rightly apply here, but filling to the full the measure of his service. (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p.314)