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

  • 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.

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