2 Timothy 3:16

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All Scripture is giuen by inspiration of God, & is profitable for doctrine, for reproofe, for correction, for instrution in righteousnesse,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every scripture inspired of God `is' also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:
- Basic English Bible

Every scripture [is] divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;
- Darby Bible

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
- Webster's Bible

Every Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for convincing, for correction of error, and for instruction in right doing;
- Weymouth Bible

Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,
- World English Bible

For al scripture inspirid of God is profitable to teche, to repreue, to chastice, to lerne in riytwisnes, that the man of God be parfit, lerud to al good werk.
- Wycliffe Bible

every Writing [is] God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright, for instruction that [is] in righteousness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:16


3:16 All scripture is inspired of God - The Spirit of God not only once inspired those who wrote it, but continually inspires, supernaturally assists, those that read it with earnest prayer. Hence it is so profitable for doctrine, for instruction of the ignorant, for the reproof or conviction of them that are in error or sin, for the correction or amendment of whatever is amiss, and for instructing or training up the children of God in all righteousness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:16


2Ti 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God. The Revised Version is much better: "Every Scripture inspired of God is also profitable", etc. Whether it is depends on its inspiration. For instance, the Apocrypha is called Scripture, but is not inspired. For doctrine. For teaching.

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.