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

  • 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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