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

  • Mohammed
    Can someone please explain to me the relationship between (2 Timothy 3:16) and (Ezekiel 23)?
  • Mike
    In verse 14, Timothy was convinced that the truth could be found in the Scriptures because he reasoned on what he had learned and was persuaded. The same should be with us, rather than believing anything we want to reason on answers for ourselves.
  • 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.

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