2 Timothy 3:2

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For men shall bee louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, vnthankfull, vnholy,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, uplifted in pride, given to bitter words, going against the authority of their fathers, never giving praise, having no religion,
- Basic English Bible

for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
- Darby Bible

For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
- Webster's Bible

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, profane. They will be disobedient to parents, thankless, irreligious,
- Weymouth Bible

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
- World English Bible

coueitouse, hiy of bering, proude, blasfemeris, not obedient to fadir and modir, vnkynde,
- Wycliffe Bible

for men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, evil-speakers, to parents disobedient, unthankful, unkind,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:2


3:2 For men - Even in the church. Will be - In great numbers, and to an higher degree than ever. Lovers of themselves - Only, not their neighbours, the first root of evil. Lovers of money - The second.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:2


2Ti 3:2 For men shall be. Some of the characteristics of men in that period are given. Such men probably exist in all ages, but at the time referred to by Paul they shall be in the predominance. Lovers of their own selves. Selfish.

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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