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

  • Busisiwe
    Man will be lovers of pleasure than the lovers of God and love money.We are more into entertainment than worshippers, the dance moves and attireis disgusting!!!! The materialism has taken over, the word of God has no effect in the church today. Money has became a god in the church, money demanded by force. The poor and the needy are rejected and dispised, The book of Mica 3 is clear on this matte
  • Irene123
    S. Whitten - I know a Sharon Whitten in my church; do you know if you are related? I live in San Bdno., Ca.
  • Sarah whitten
    Irene123 I AGREE WITH YOU..
  • Steve morrow
    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
  • Steve morrow
    2 timothy 3:7 ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth romans 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal of god but not according to knowledge 1 timothy 6:5 perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth supposing that gain is godliness from such withdraw thyself JOHN 3:30 HE MUST INCREASE BUT I MUST DECREASE
  • 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.

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