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

  • Keith Stewart
    Inspite of how dangerous a time we are living in, the word of God becomes necessary to teach and preach and we must be made aware of it importance, regardless of the oppositions. Let us see it as the voice of God speaking to us, and not the voice of man. We are God mouthpiece to evangelize the world with the living anointed word of God. Just as he used Paul to instruct young Timothy.
  • 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.
  • Rebecca Dove
    Timothy chapter 3 is all true. And there are so many children going up against their parents. A d the Bible speaks of honoring your parents, especially your mother. I am not where I need to be, but I am not where I used to be. By the Loving Grace of my God I will get to be with Him in Heaven end when my time comes. And I know that God is getting tired of the way His children are acting. We all need to Pray for eachother and our country. And please let people know about God, and please love your parents.
  • Anne
    Paul is warning Timothy of what is to come but encourages him to stay in the Word of God, the holy scriptures, which will sustain him.
  • Geraldine
    On Aug 31, 2015 I was praying in the Spirit when 2 Timothy 3 ch , was given to me. In the 12:00 am hour last night. The lord spoke to in the Spirit. I hear the Lord saying , This is where we at in the world. This is happen. saith The Lord. I'm coming in a day they know not of, I'm angry because of they sins , They sins are heavy, upon the earth. I sent u do my work my child. U must not be Afraid to speak. The Lord is telling me to minister to the people about 2 Timothy 3 ch . I'm prepared my self to bring this message from the Lord MAY THE BLESS EACH EVERY WHO READ THIS AND TAKE HEED. BLESSINGS , A SERVANT OF THE LORD

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