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

  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:3 THOU THEREFORE ENDURE HARDNESS AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST --2:4--NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE THAT HE MAY --- PLEASE HIM --- WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER EPHESIANS 6:20 FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. We must keep the Faith in Christ Jesus to run the RACE.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: Just as the organizer of a race has the right to set rules, the organizer in the race for life, Jehovah God, has the right to set rules for mankind.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 2:6 - "Your fruitfulness in God will always be directly proportionate to your rootfullness in God"
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:3 THOU THEREFORE ENDURE HARDNESS AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST 2:4 NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE THAT HE MAY PLEASE HIM WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH GALATIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HEMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • Brianna vs. 24
    What timely advice! We live in very upsetting times, and violence is being conducted as never before. So many use violence as a means to get "justice". Violence only begets violence. If cultivate the fruitage of the spirit we will be able to be restrained when wronged, and fully trust in Jehovah God to administer justice, not our fist ( or gun).

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