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

  • Irene123
    V. 6 - We all have friends like this - men like this also. We can witness to them but only for a short time because they don't want to hear it; they have their own way; we can PRAY for them tho' and that is more powerful in the long run; just our lives of holiness will be a witness to them. But we have to be CONSISTENT because they are watching us.
  • Ostain
    The word of God is the only answer for human direction,understanding,knowledge,wisdom correction and counselling as verse 16 states,so in other word lets keep studying and praying God will keep revealing the right ways for the saved saints
  • Zannah
    I was thinking of those who search for God but the natural desires of humankind wants to see and hold on to physical attachment to a God whom they thought is carnal like us. Therefore, resulted in chasing not the true spiritual knowledge of God but after their own weakneses.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that education of the Bible should began as soon as a child is born.
  • 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.
  • Wayne
    Hey Irene, dont be changing the scriptures! The Word is written as the Lord desires.

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