2 Timothy 3:17

“That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished vnto all good workes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.
- Basic English Bible

that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.
- Darby Bible

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.
- Webster's Bible

so that the man of God may himself be complete and may be perfectly equipped for every good work.
- Weymouth Bible

that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
- World English Bible

that the man of God may be fitted -- for every good work having been completed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:17


3:17 That the man of God - He that is united to and approved of God. May be perfect - Blameless himself, and throughly furnished - By the scripture, either to teach, reprove, correct, or train up others.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:17


2Ti 3:17 That the man of God. The preacher. See 1Ti 6:11 1Ki 13:1 2Ki 6:6. May be perfect. Fully fitted for his work. The sense is "complete" (Revised Version). Thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Fully equipped. If he is master of the Holy Scriptures, he is so equipped. If this was true when Paul wrote, with only a part of the New Testament written, with what emphasis may it be said now when we have both the Old Testament and New Testament in full!

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • A disciple
    BSP; In seeing all these things coming to pass, and threatening more and more; we find ourselves like Habakkuk the Prophet; crying to the Lord in anguish over the unbelievable perversion and lawlessness consuming the earth all around us. Habakkuk 1:1-4 All the words and experiences in God of the Saints and Prophets who went before us, and the good examples of their lives, are all for our support!
  • BSP
    Verse 1: The last days are described as perilous or dangerous. We are surrounded by dangerous conditions and this indicates that this system is in its "last days" before it is adversely judged by Jehovah God.
  • Steve morrow
    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 --- 2 TIMOTHY 4:2 PREACH THE WORD BE INSTANT IN SEASON OUT OF SEASON REPROVE REBUKE EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE --- PROVERBS 15:10 CORRECTION IS GRIEVOUS UNTO HIM THAT FORSAKETH THE WAY AND HE THAT HATETH REPROOF SHALL DIE
  • Ray321
    Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Glory be to God to cleanse us with his Holy Word so we can grow in Love.
  • BSP
    Verse 12: All who choose to imitate Jesus with godly devotion will be persecuted.
  • Hannah
    I know it is all truth and awesome to know!! Praise YHWH and Yahshua Messiah!!! FOREVER!!

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