2 Timothy 3:5

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing a forme of godlinesse, but denying the power thereof: from such turne away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these.
- Basic English Bible

having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.
- Darby Bible

Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from such turn away.
- Webster's Bible

and will keep up a make-believe of piety and yet live in defiance of its power. Turn away from people of this sort.
- Weymouth Bible

holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also.
- World English Bible

hauynge the licknesse of pitee, but denyynge the vertu of it. And eschewe thou these men.
- Wycliffe Bible

having a form of piety, and its power having denied; and from these be turning away,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:5


3:5 Having a form - An appearance of godliness, but not regarding, nay, even denying and blaspheming, the inward power and reality of it. Is not this eminently fulfilled at this day?


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:5


2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness. This implies that the persons described professed to be religious, worshipers of God in outward form. A godless church is described. But denying the power thereof. Rejecting its power. Their lives are not molded by it. From such turn away. This implies that some of this formal, godless religion had begun to show itself even at that time.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • 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
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is God-Breathed
  • 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 ...
  • 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!

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