2 Timothy 3:13

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But euill men and seducers shall waxe worse and worse, deceiuing, and being deceiued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But evil men and impostors will proceed {from bad} to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But evil men and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Evil and false men will become worse and worse, using deceit and themselves overcome by deceit.
- Basic English Bible

But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray.
- Darby Bible

But evil men and seducers will become worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
- Webster's Bible

But bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, misleading and being misled.
- Weymouth Bible

But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
- World English Bible

But yuele men and disseyueris schulen encreese in to worse, errynge, and sendinge in to errour.
- Wycliffe Bible

and evil men and impostors shall advance to the worse, leading astray and being led astray.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:13


3:13 Deceiving and being deceived - He who has once begun to deceive others is both the less likely to recover from his own error, and the more ready to embrace the errors of other men.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:13


2Ti 3:13 Evil men. The men who hate the church shall become worse and worse. Seducers. Enchanters, men who lead astray.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3:13

  • I believe Brianna 's comments are right on target!
  • Brianna for verse 13
    Interesting point I got from this verse and verse 12. Jesus never said things would go from good to bad, but from bad to worse. As we draw closer to the end of this system, there is no doubt that people are seeing this world change as never before. Some say that things have always been this way. Yes, but they indeed have gone from bad to worse.

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