2 Timothy 3:15

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that from a childe thou hast knowen the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise vnto saluation through faith which is in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which [is] in Christ Jesus.
- Darby Bible

And that from a child thou hast known the sacred scriptures, which are able to make thee wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

and that from infancy you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to obtain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

for thou hast knowun hooli lettris fro thi youthe, whiche moun lerne thee to heelthe, bi feith that is in Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise -- to salvation, through faith that [is] in Christ Jesus;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:15


3:15 From an infant thou hast known the holy scriptures - Of the Old Testament. These only were extant when Timothy was an infant. Which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith in the Messiah that was to come. How much more are the Old and New Testament together able, in God's hand, to make us more abundantly wise unto salvation! Even such a measure of present salvation as was not known before Jesus was glorified.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:15


2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known. Taught by his grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice, he had learned to know the Scriptures from childhood (2Ti 1:5). The holy scriptures. The Books given by inspiration. The Jewish Scriptures are primarily meant, but a part of the New Testament was already written. Which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. Give thee the wisdom that leads to salvation. If the Old Testament could make him wise, how much more the New Testament! Through faith which is in Christ Jesus. This is essential. Unless the Scriptures lead to Christ, there is no salvation.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • Irene123
    V.7 - I must be very careful here - to not be seen in this as one of the 'silly women'. First of all - ALL Paul's writings come from God; so why God stipulated silly 'women' - only, is confusing to me. I accept it - without question. There are, indeed, silly women and men - ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH - of His WORD.
  • Jennifer Harvey
    We must line up with the word of God! Or else we can not see the kingdom of God! God word is true!
  • GREVILLE G. LIBURD
    "....As personal, esoteric visions reveal life s foibles, So moral vision must then come from God, and not from human source, As human standards change, and are problematic to enforce. Or, tell me then, man s moral wisdom comes from whence?" What is the Source of Wisdom and Moral Judgement? "GOD KNOWS There is absolutely nothing that God does not know, Within every nook and cranny of this tainted earth below. And every star, and every heavenly acre, and every angel and heavenly host, And every whisper of Creation must honor the Holy Ghost. God is good, and His mercies endure forever, God is slow to wrath, more kindness He will deliver. God is gracious and kind and merciful, even in righteous anger His longsuffering shields earthly ingrates from danger. Shall man by searching find God? No, God is unsearchable, His absolute goodness is not carnally discernible. Can man find redemption through research or reason? No, Faith in Jesus Christ, God s Son is the only way to go. But this is not a task that Christ-less minds can do, It happens only when Christ s Spirit dwells within you."
  • Vincent palmer
    The text is warming and makes my soul so great an wonderful I feel free to serve our living god
  • Louisbrown
    Don't add on are take way .what is to said nothing. U got to line up with bible .not going line up with you ok..we are sinner. Not the bible. It the living word of God. Lol
  • MockingBird
    The entire Bible is profitable unto all that will read , hear and obey : God's word ,all of it . is profitable for doctrine ,for reproof , for correction and for instruction in His righteousness .It would profit me exceedingly to be a doer of God's word. I Praise God I have a copy of His word !!!

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