2 Timothy 3:4

“Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Traitours, heady, high minded, louers of pleasures more then louers of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

False to their friends, acting without thought, lifted up in mind, loving pleasure more than God;
- Basic English Bible

traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
- Darby Bible

Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
- Webster's Bible

treacherous, headstrong, self-important. They will love pleasure instead of loving God,
- Weymouth Bible

traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
- World English Bible

with out benygnyte, traitouris, ouerthwert, bollun with proude thouytis, blynde, loueris of lustis more than of God,
- Wycliffe Bible

traitors, heady, lofty, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:4


3:4 Lovers of sensual pleasure - Which naturally extinguishes all love and sense of God.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:4


2Ti 3:4 Heady. Headstrong. Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3

  • Zannah
    I was thinking of those who search for God but the natural desires of humankind wants to see and hold on to physical attachment to a God whom they thought is carnal like us. Therefore, resulted in chasing not the true spiritual knowledge of God but after their own weakneses.
  • 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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