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

  • 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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