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

  • BSP
    Verses 14 and 15 show the importance of teaching children Bible truth as early as possible.
  • Cynthia
    Saints of God be strong and endure through these perilous times: We DONNOT think it strange when fiery trials come against us for we are children of the Most High God..Let our light shine unto those who are still in darkness so perhaps they too may see and come to Jesus; Amen
  • Stephen Sanders
    This chapter is a perfect example of what I'm sure my Bible class on Wednesday nights is tired of hearing me say. I always tell them that these people who say "I can't relate to the Bible, that stuff was written 2000 years ago and has no bearing on what's going on today" couldn't be any more wrong and are just looking for an excuse. If this chapter doesn't scream the World today...
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is God-Breathed
  • Mrs Perkins
    Peace has been taken from the world through the sin of iniquity and the love of so many people are wax cold as jesus said it would be,
    anytime God is taken out of the world you can look for sin to self destruct in a persons life .
  • Karla
    One of my very favorites. After our talk I wanted to share.

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