2 Timothy 2:20

“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But in a great house, there are not onely vessels of gold, and of siluer, but also a wood, & of earth: and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honor, and some unto dishonor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but others of wood and earth, and some which are honoured and some without honour.
- Basic English Bible

But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
- Darby Bible

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
- Webster's Bible

Now in a great house there are not only articles of gold and silver, but also others of wood and of earthenware; and some are for specially honourable, and others for common use.
- Weymouth Bible

Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor.
- World English Bible

But in a greet hous ben not oneli vessels of gold and of siluer, but also of tree and of erthe; and so summen ben in to onour, and summe in to dispit.
- Wycliffe Bible

And in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honour, and some to dishonour:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:20


2:20 But in a great house - Such as the church, it is not strange that there are not only vessels of gold and silver, designed for honourable uses, but also of wood and of earth - For less honourable purposes. Yet a vessel even of gold may be put to the vilest use, though it was not the design of him that made it.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:20


2Ti 2:20 But in a great house, etc. As in a house there are vessels of honor and dishonor, gold and earthen, so in the house of God, the church, there are even some earthly materials.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2:20

  • Grace Emmanuel for verse 20
    in the house of God church there are different talent some for common and some for special purposes but if a man clean itself he shall be use be meet for masters ues
  • Jaime andres for verse 20
    2 timothy 2 20 tells about the members of a church as vessels there is a broken vessel a vessel with a hole a disposable vessel plastic vessel ornamental vessel and there is a vessel that has a great use for the service of the Lord Jesus and God
  • Benedita obazee for verse 20
    in the church there are diferent personality of different characters.,some are of the best behaviour,why some are there for an entertainment,why some are for destrutive purposes.

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