2 Timothy 3:17

“That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished vnto all good workes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.
- Basic English Bible

that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.
- Darby Bible

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.
- Webster's Bible

so that the man of God may himself be complete and may be perfectly equipped for every good work.
- Weymouth Bible

that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
- World English Bible

that the man of God may be fitted -- for every good work having been completed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:17


3:17 That the man of God - He that is united to and approved of God. May be perfect - Blameless himself, and throughly furnished - By the scripture, either to teach, reprove, correct, or train up others.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:17


2Ti 3:17 That the man of God. The preacher. See 1Ti 6:11 1Ki 13:1 2Ki 6:6. May be perfect. Fully fitted for his work. The sense is "complete" (Revised Version). Thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Fully equipped. If he is master of the Holy Scriptures, he is so equipped. If this was true when Paul wrote, with only a part of the New Testament written, with what emphasis may it be said now when we have both the Old Testament and New Testament in full!

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • GeeCee
    The word of God is true and should not be taken for granted...it's like a mirror that shows you exactly how you look...you must find areas of your life that needs to be adjusted after going through this particular passage. excuses aren't necessary nor helpful, just ask for God's mercy and grace and turn around for good. You will be happier. God's faithful.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Zeb*C
    God Said It ... That Settles It ...

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