2 Timothy 3:16

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All Scripture is giuen by inspiration of God, & is profitable for doctrine, for reproofe, for correction, for instrution in righteousnesse,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every scripture inspired of God `is' also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:
- Basic English Bible

Every scripture [is] divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;
- Darby Bible

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
- Webster's Bible

Every Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for convincing, for correction of error, and for instruction in right doing;
- Weymouth Bible

Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,
- World English Bible

For al scripture inspirid of God is profitable to teche, to repreue, to chastice, to lerne in riytwisnes, that the man of God be parfit, lerud to al good werk.
- Wycliffe Bible

every Writing [is] God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright, for instruction that [is] in righteousness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:16


3:16 All scripture is inspired of God - The Spirit of God not only once inspired those who wrote it, but continually inspires, supernaturally assists, those that read it with earnest prayer. Hence it is so profitable for doctrine, for instruction of the ignorant, for the reproof or conviction of them that are in error or sin, for the correction or amendment of whatever is amiss, and for instructing or training up the children of God in all righteousness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:16


2Ti 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God. The Revised Version is much better: "Every Scripture inspired of God is also profitable", etc. Whether it is depends on its inspiration. For instance, the Apocrypha is called Scripture, but is not inspired. For doctrine. For teaching.

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 !!!