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

  • 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.
  • 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.