2 Timothy 3:8

“Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now as Iannes and Iambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the trueth: men of corrupt mindes, reprobate concerning the faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these {men} also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as James and Jambres went against Moses, so do these go against what is true: men of evil minds, who, tested by faith, are seen to be false.
- Basic English Bible

Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith.
- Darby Bible

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
- Webster's Bible

And just as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so also these false teachers withstand the truth--being, as they are, men of debased intellects, and of no real worth so far as faith is concerned.
- Weymouth Bible

Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, who concerning the faith, are rejected.
- World English Bible

And as Jannes and Mambres ayenstoden Moises, so these ayenstonden treuthe, men corrupt in vndirstonding, repreuyd aboute the feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, even as Jannes and Jambres stood against Moses, so also these do stand against the truth, men corrupted in mind, disapproved concerning the faith;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 3:8


3:8 Several ancient writers speak of Jannes and Jambres, as the chief of the Egyptian magicians. Men of corrupt minds - Impure notions and wicked inclinations. Void of judgment - Quite ignorant, as well as careless, of true, spiritual religion.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 3:8


2Ti 3:8 As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses. These were the traditional names of the Egyptian magicians who opposed Moses. See Ex 7:11. Paul adopts these names in referring to them. As these opposed Moses, so do the false teachers just described oppose the truth. These names are found in a Jewish Targum on Ex 7:11 22:11. Reprobate concerning the faith. Have abandoned the faith.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 3:8

  • Billy J Manuel for verse 8
    Just as truth with always have lies at opposite end of the continuum to have to contend with, so also those who love the truth in Christ Jesus will have those who want to make them suffer and will resist their best efforts. Jesus once said in John 15:18, "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you."

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