2 Timothy 3:2

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Timothy 3:2

For men shall bee louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, vnthankfull, vnholy,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, uplifted in pride, given to bitter words, going against the authority of their fathers, never giving praise, having no religion,
- Basic English Bible

for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
- Darby Bible

For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
- Webster's Bible

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, profane. They will be disobedient to parents, thankless, irreligious,
- Weymouth Bible

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
- World English Bible

coueitouse, hiy of bering, proude, blasfemeris, not obedient to fadir and modir, vnkynde,
- Wycliffe Bible

for men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, evil-speakers, to parents disobedient, unthankful, unkind,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Timothy 3:2

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:2


3:2 For men - Even in the church. Will be - In great numbers, and to an higher degree than ever. Lovers of themselves - Only, not their neighbours, the first root of evil. Lovers of money - The second.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:2


2Ti 3:2 For men shall be. Some of the characteristics of men in that period are given. Such men probably exist in all ages, but at the time referred to by Paul they shall be in the predominance. Lovers of their own selves. Selfish.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3:2

  • Tina on 2 Timothy 3:2
    We are seeing all this happen and it's getting much worst than ever before. I go out and all I see is vileness and ungodliness everywhere I look. People have absolutely no respect or compassion for others. Dignity is dead and morals have been tossed out the window. People especially the young generation think they're above the laws and want to do whatever they want with no consequences or accountability. The amount of wickedness and disrespect I see is terrible. People in this world have chosen not to obey God and his commandments and as a result are walking in spiritual darkness. Turn on the news and all you see is too much violence and killing going on. It's getting impossible to find people who are holy and walking with God. We should be following God and obeying him. Please everybody turn back to God and repent. Stop sinning and start living holy now! We are living in the end times.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Timothy 3:2
    Tina, God will always have a remnant that will follow Him, strive to be holy & be faithful to Him even unto death. Luke 9:23, 14:27, 1 Corinthians 1:18. These are those who take up their cross daily & have their eyes & hearts constantly focused on their Saviour. We see all that's happening in the world with sadness & horror, but we know that the work of Satan has been going on since Eden & has been increasing ever since. I sometimes wonder what state the world would be in had Christ not come & the Gospel not gone out into all the world. Of course, had that happened, God would probably have closed the curtains of this corrupted creation as it was only the coming of our Lord at the appointed time that spared the Arm of the Lord from destroying the world. His mercies to us were great, without which we would indeed be consumed.

    Yet, even though we are quick to accuse people for their ungodliness, immorality & rampant sin, we see a lot of contributing factors, to which Satan has a foothold. A baby is born in innocence, with a sin nature, but with no knowledge of error. Bad parenting, atheistic misguided governments & disregard to the Holy Scriptures have majorly contributed to our grievous immorality. Not that we would have been freed from the things that you speak of, but godliness would have been the order of the day, clear moral directives & boundaries set & crimes against God & society would be dealt with correctly. All this of course, will never happen as Satan has full control of the minds & lives of the majority.

    Yet the Gospel of Jesus has gone out & many lives have been saved & turned towards holy living, yet I have this nagging thought, was the Gospel only meant to be the means for a personal life turnaround, or to also strongly influence society with the requirements of God? Some have attempted to do so, but as a whole, we have failed as Christians. We have failed to stand for Truth & Righteousness & thus have to bear some responsibility for our lot.
  • Cecelia Graves - in Reply on 2 Timothy 3:2
    Amen Amen Amen !!!!!!!
  • Ephrem on 2 Timothy 3:2
    What does it mean when it says "Men "? All Humans or Mens in Church?
  • Annett - in Reply on 2 Timothy 3:2
    All men(kind), people outside of Christ.


 

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