2 Timothy 2:17

“And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And their word will eate as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: or whom is Hymenaeus an Philetus;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And their words will be like poisoned wounds in the flesh: such are Hymenaeus and Philetus;
- Basic English Bible

and their word will spread as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
- Darby Bible

And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;
- Webster's Bible

and their teaching will spread like a running sore. Hymenaeus and Philetus are men of that stamp.
- Weymouth Bible

and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
- World English Bible

and the word of hem crepith as a canker. Of whiche Filete is, and Ymeneus,
- Wycliffe Bible

and their word as a gangrene will have pasture, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:17

2:17 And their word - If they go on, will be mischievous as well as vain, and will eat as a gangrene.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:17

2Ti 2:17 And their word. The profane and vain babblings. Will eat as doth a canker. Eat deeper and deeper, like a gangrene. Of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus. Heretical teachers. See 1Ti 1:20.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • X
    This is about rightly deviding Gods Words..
    Isreal Time.. outime Despensation of Grace Law..Faith ..Belief...
    Not Works.. sealed by the Holy Spirit In The Body Of Christ
  • Olga
    The instructions are that Timothy is to share with people Paul's demeanor, actions, and's were the other accounts that faithful person telling about his ministry, the hardships, miracles, and his change from persecutor to follower of Christ so others not saved could also be saved.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: This verse urges us to flee from youthful desires. When we are young, we may want to do many things and some bad things can look enticing, but we don't want to give into wrong desires.
  • BSP
    Verse 25: There is no need to fight or be hostile when preaching to others. It is important to maintain a mild and respectful attitude towards all.
  • Iwillgo
  • BSP
    Verse 4: As a soldier under Christ, we must be single-minded and avoid becoming tied up in unnecessary material pursuits that could prevent us from fully accomplishing our life-saving ministry.

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