2 Timothy 3:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea, and all that will liue godly in Christ Iesus, shall suffer persecution.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes, and all whose purpose is to be living in the knowledge of God in Christ Jesus, will be cruelly attacked.
- Basic English Bible

And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- Darby Bible

And all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
- Webster's Bible

And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
- World English Bible

And alle men that wolen lyue feithfuli in Crist Jhesu, schulen suffre persecucioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all also who will to live piously in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:12


3:12 All that are resolved to live godly - Therefore count the cost. Art thou resolved? In Christ - Out of Christ there is no godliness. Shall suffer persecution - More or less. There is no exception. Either the truth of scripture fails, or those that think they are religious, and are not persecuted, in some shape or other, on that very account, deceive themselves.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:12


2Ti 3:12 And all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. In that age persecution was inseparable from a devoted Christian life. The same has been true, to a certain extent, in all ages. If the church was less worldly it would be more persecuted.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • Mike
    In verse 14, Timothy was convinced that the truth could be found in the Scriptures because he reasoned on what he had learned and was persuaded. The same should be with us, rather than believing anything we want to reason on answers for ourselves.
  • Katie
    We see this every day in our Churches; having the form of godliness but denying the power thereof.
    we can no longer be content with just saying we believe in the Lord.
    Jesus gave us the power to say NO to sin; Daily we have to become less of our old self and more like Christ.
    Don't go to church to just hear a feel good message ! Go for support and strength;
    GROW SPIRITUALY ( He loved you first)
  • Karla
    One of my very favorites. After our talk I wanted to share.
  • Zeb*C
    God Said It ... That Settles It ...
  • Jim
    Darlene, you are so right! The light is fading fast in the world, but ever growing in the true child of God. It is no wonder the world hates us so!
  • ABailey
    We must understand that in no wise anyone that refrain from the truth can be considered a product of righteousness for many have said Lord Lord and have been rejected. Let no one be under the understanding that God is not in control for all things are known of him whether disobedience or ungodlyness, therefore may all be confident that He will deliver His people. In the abundance of HIs love let us draw even closer to Him.

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