2 Timothy 3:12

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea, and all that will liue godly in Christ Iesus, shall suffer persecution.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes, and all whose purpose is to be living in the knowledge of God in Christ Jesus, will be cruelly attacked.
- Basic English Bible

And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- Darby Bible

And all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
- Webster's Bible

And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
- World English Bible

And alle men that wolen lyue feithfuli in Crist Jhesu, schulen suffre persecucioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all also who will to live piously in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:12


3:12 All that are resolved to live godly - Therefore count the cost. Art thou resolved? In Christ - Out of Christ there is no godliness. Shall suffer persecution - More or less. There is no exception. Either the truth of scripture fails, or those that think they are religious, and are not persecuted, in some shape or other, on that very account, deceive themselves.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:12


2Ti 3:12 And all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. In that age persecution was inseparable from a devoted Christian life. The same has been true, to a certain extent, in all ages. If the church was less worldly it would be more persecuted.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • Wayne
    Yes, that is true. I started our 2 year old grandaughter on childrens christian songs. At 4 years old now she can sing them all. Jesus Loves The Little Children Of The World, Give Said The Little Stream, etc. As she plays, she can be heard humming those songs. Start young!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that education of the Bible should began as soon as a child is born.
  • Wayne
    Irene, good to hear from you. You had stated that you did not want to appear to b one of those silly women led astray by deceitful worker. The word is not mentioning godly women, born again, washed in the blood of the Lamb by faith, such as you. It may be that i stated changing the scriptures to b able to converse with you on that subject. God Bless

  • Irene123
    To Wayne, month ago - I'm sorry; what scriptures did I change? Whatever I said isn't on here anymore. I have made some mistakes on here so I am serious in this request.
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIM 3:15 AND THAT FROM A CHILD THOU HAST KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE FOR REPROOF FOR CORRECTION FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS 3:17 THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT THROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO GOOD WORKS
  • Wayne
    Irene, do u not understand who he is talking about? Not you or any believing woman. Those who are laden with sins and diverse lusts. Ever learning but not coming to the truth and being saved. The preceding verses tells us who those people are. And with history and traditions of men, we understand. Its not a gender thing. Just factual.

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