2 Timothy 3:15

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that from a childe thou hast knowen the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise vnto saluation through faith which is in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which [is] in Christ Jesus.
- Darby Bible

And that from a child thou hast known the sacred scriptures, which are able to make thee wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

and that from infancy you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to obtain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

for thou hast knowun hooli lettris fro thi youthe, whiche moun lerne thee to heelthe, bi feith that is in Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise -- to salvation, through faith that [is] in Christ Jesus;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:15


3:15 From an infant thou hast known the holy scriptures - Of the Old Testament. These only were extant when Timothy was an infant. Which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith in the Messiah that was to come. How much more are the Old and New Testament together able, in God's hand, to make us more abundantly wise unto salvation! Even such a measure of present salvation as was not known before Jesus was glorified.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:15


2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known. Taught by his grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice, he had learned to know the Scriptures from childhood (2Ti 1:5). The holy scriptures. The Books given by inspiration. The Jewish Scriptures are primarily meant, but a part of the New Testament was already written. Which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. Give thee the wisdom that leads to salvation. If the Old Testament could make him wise, how much more the New Testament! Through faith which is in Christ Jesus. This is essential. Unless the Scriptures lead to Christ, there is no salvation.

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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