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

  • Keith Stewart
    Inspite of how dangerous a time we are living in, the word of God becomes necessary to teach and preach and we must be made aware of it importance, regardless of the oppositions. Let us see it as the voice of God speaking to us, and not the voice of man. We are God mouthpiece to evangelize the world with the living anointed word of God. Just as he used Paul to instruct young Timothy.
  • 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.
  • Anne
    Paul is warning Timothy of what is to come but encourages him to stay in the Word of God, the holy scriptures, which will sustain him.
  • Geraldine
    On Aug 31, 2015 I was praying in the Spirit when 2 Timothy 3 ch , was given to me. In the 12:00 am hour last night. The lord spoke to in the Spirit. I hear the Lord saying , This is where we at in the world. This is happen. saith The Lord. I'm coming in a day they know not of, I'm angry because of they sins , They sins are heavy, upon the earth. I sent u do my work my child. U must not be Afraid to speak. The Lord is telling me to minister to the people about 2 Timothy 3 ch . I'm prepared my self to bring this message from the Lord MAY THE BLESS EACH EVERY WHO READ THIS AND TAKE HEED. BLESSINGS , A SERVANT OF THE LORD

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