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

  • BSP
    Verse 26~We have to be on guard constantly because the Devil is out to catch us and use us.
  • A disciple
    Why do you leave out Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Book of Revelation? And why do you leave out the Books of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms, and the Writings? They were not complete without us; and we are not complete without them! "The SUM of thy word is truth." We are not allowed to omit or add to anything that God has said!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    When Gods Word is wrongly divided you've got a disaster and its called religion which is still and remains to this day in the Kingdom of God. The Word of God always refers back too and interprets itself. We all have to come back to what the Word itself says to do and how to go about it. Its all still their and God bless all those who verily do find it amen. Acts through Jude amen. Shalom beloved.
  • A disciple
    "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:3 As we get ready this morning to go forth to our day's work, we first must sit down at the Lord's feet and hear His Word, and present ourselves to God. Searching the Scriptures and examining ourselves to set in order before Him reading and praying in order to work out what we are learning in our behavior and character all the day. Besides the inward struggles and difficulties of our yet undisciplined nature, there is the world of people among whom we live and work, for whose sake also we take care to walk uprightly and in holiness and truth. "We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us" is not merely for our inspiration but the High Calling of God upon us.
  • 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.

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