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2 Timothy 3 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

But know thou this thing, that in the last days perilous times shall approach [shall nigh],

and men shall be loving themselves, covetous, high of bearing, proud, blasphemers, not obedient to father and mother, unkind, cursed,

without affection, without peace, false blamers, uncontinent, unmild, without benignity,[a]

traitors, over-thwart [froward], swollen with proud thoughts [blown], blind, lovers of lusts more than of God,

having the likeness of piety, but denying the virtue of it. And eschew thou these men.

Of these they be that pierce houses, and lead women captives [and lead little women captive] charged with sins, which be led with diverse desires,

evermore learning, and never perfectly coming to the science of truth. [evermore learning, and never perfectly coming to the knowing of truth.]

And as Jannes and Jambres against-stood Moses, so [and] these against-stand the truth, men corrupt in understanding [men corrupt in soul, or understanding], reproved about the faith.

But further they shall not profit, for the unwisdom of them shall be known to all men, as [and] theirs was.

10 But thou hast gotten my teaching [my doctrine], ordinance, purposing [purpose], faith, long abiding, love, patience,

11 persecutions, passions, which were made to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, what manner persecutions I suffered, and the Lord hath delivered me of all [and the Lord delivered me of all].

12 And all men that will live faithfully in Christ Jesus [And all men that will live piously, or faithfully, in Christ Jesus], shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and deceivers shall increase into worse, erring, and sending into error. [Forsooth evil men and deceivers shall profit into worse, erring themselves, and sending others into error.]

14 But dwell thou in these things that thou hast learned, and that be betaken to thee, witting of whom thou hast learned;

15 for thou hast known holy letters from thy youth, which be able to learn thee to health [and for thou hast known holy letters from thy youth, or childhood, the which may inform thee to health], by faith that is in Christ Jesus.

16 For all scripture inspired of God is profitable to teach, to reprove, to chastise, [for] to learn in rightwiseness,

17 that the man of God be perfect, learned to all good work [learned to all good works].

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Timothy 3:3 without affection, or good will, without peace, false challengers, uncontinent, or unchaste, unmild, without benignity,

2 Timothy 3 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He prophesies of the perilous times. He describes the traits of hypocrites, and tells us what they are within for all their fair faces outwardly. Persecution for the gospel.

This understand: in the last days, perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to father and mother, unthankful, unholy, unkind, truce breakers, stubborn, false accusers, dissolute, fierce, despisers of those who are good, traitors, wilful, high-minded, greedy for pleasures more than lovers of God, having a similitude of godly living, but who have denied the power thereof – and from such, turn away. Of this sort are those who enter into houses and bring into bondage women laden with sin, which women are led by divers desires and lusts, ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, even so do these resist the truth. Men they are of corrupt minds, and ignorant concerning the faith. But they will progress no further, for their madness will be revealed to all, as theirs was.

10 But you have seen the experience of my doctrine, fashion of living, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience – 11 and the persecutions and afflictions that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, which persecutions I suffered patiently. And from them all, the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecutions. 13 But the evil men and deceivers will grow worse and worse, while they deceive and are deceived themselves.

14 But continue in the things that you have learned, which also were committed to you, seeing you know from whom you have learned them, 15 and also that from childhood you have known the holy scripture, which is able to make you wise unto salvation through the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 16 For all scripture given by the inspiration of God is profitable to teach, to convict, to reform, and to instruct in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be perfect and prepared for all good works.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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2 Timothy 3 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He foretelleth the dangerous times that are to ensue: 9 but with the certain hope of victory, 10 he encourageth him to the combat, 14 setting out especially the trial of sound doctrine.

This [a]know also, that in the last days shall come perilous times.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, [b]unholy,

Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, intemperate, fierce, no lovers at all of them which are good,

Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,

Having a show of godliness, but have denied the power thereof: [c]turn away therefore from such.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive simple women laden with sins, and led with divers lusts,

Which women are ever learning, and are never able to come to the acknowledging of the truth.

And as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

[d]But they shall prevail no longer: for their madness shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 [e]But thou hast [f]fully known my doctrine, manner of living, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

11 Persecutions, and afflictions which came unto me at [g]Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, which persecutions I suffered: but from them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.

13 But the evil men and deceivers shall wax [h]worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and which are committed unto thee, knowing of whom thou hast learned them:

15 And that thou hast known the holy Scriptures of a child, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 [i]For the whole Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable to teach, to convince, to correct, and to instruct in righteousness,

17 That the [j]man of God may be absolute, being made perfect unto all good works.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Timothy 3:1 The seventh admonition: we may not hope for any Church in this world without corruption: but there shall be rather great abundance of most wicked men, even in the very bosom of the Church, which notwithstanding shall make a show and countenance of great holiness and charity.
  2. 2 Timothy 3:2 Which make no account, either of right or honesty.
  3. 2 Timothy 3:5 We must not dally with such men as resist the truth not of simple ignorance, but of a perverse mind, (which thing appeareth by their fruits which he painteth out here lively) but we must rather turn away from them.
  4. 2 Timothy 3:9 He addeth a comfort: The Lord will at length pluck off all their vizards.
  5. 2 Timothy 3:10 That we be not deceived by such hypocrites, we must set before us the virtues of the holy servants of God, and we must not be afraid of persecution, which they suffered willingly, and which always followeth true godliness. But we must especially hold fast the doctrine of the Apostles, the sum whereof is this, that we are saved through faith in Christ Jesus.
  6. 2 Timothy 3:10 Thou knowest thoroughly, not only what I taught and did, but also how I was minded and disposed.
  7. 2 Timothy 3:11 Which is in Pisidia.
  8. 2 Timothy 3:13 Their wickedness shall daily increase.
  9. 2 Timothy 3:16 The eighth admonition, which is most precious: A Pastor must be wise by the word of God only: wherein we have perfectly delivered unto us, whatsoever pertaineth either to discern, know and establish true opinions, and to confute false, and furthermore, to correct evil manners, and to frame good.
  10. 2 Timothy 3:17 The Prophets and expounders of God’s will, are properly and peculiarly called, Men of God.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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2 Timothy 3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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