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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Timothy 3



Verse 1

know. App-132.

in. Greek. en. App-104.

last days. See Acts 2:17.

perilous = hard, difficult, grievous. Greek. chelepos, Only here and Matthew 8:28.

times = seasons. App-196.

Verse 2

men. App-123.,

lovers, &c Greek. philautes. Only here.

covetous = lovers of money. Greek. philarguros. Only here and Luke 16:14.

boasters. Greek. alazon, See Romans 1:30.

proud. Greek. huperephanos. See 2 Timothy 1:30.

disobedient, &c. See Romans 1:30.

unthankful. Greek. acharistos. Only here and Luke 6:35.

unholy. See 1 Timothy 1:9.

Verse 3

Without, &c. See Romans 1:31.

trucebreakers. Greek. aspodos. See Romans 1:31, where it is rendered "implacable".

false accusers = slanderers. Greek. diabotos.

incontinent. Greek. akrates. Only here. Compare 1 Corinthians 7:5.

fierce. Greek anemeros, Only here.

despisers, &c. Literally not lovers of the good. Greek aphilagathos. Only here.

Verse 4

Traitors. Greek. prodotes. Only here; Luke 6:16. Acts 7:52.

heady = headstrong. See Acts 19:36,

highminded = puffedup. See 1 Timothy 3:6,

lovers, &c. Greek. philedonos. Only here,

lovers of God. Greek. philotheos. Only here.

Verse 5

form. Greek. morphosis. Only here and Romans 2:29.

godliness. See 1 Timothy 2:2.

power. App-172, L

from such = and from these.

turn away. Greek. apotrepomai. Only here.

Verse 6

of. App-104.

this sort = these.

creep. Greek. enduno Only here. Akin to enduo, to clothe, to put on. into. App-104.

houses = the houses.

lead captive. See Ephesians 4:8.

silly women. Greek. gunaikarion, neut. A diminutive form of geno, used as a term of contempt. Only here.

laden. Greek soreuo. See Romans 12:20.

sins. App-128.

Verse 7

Ever = Always. App-151.

never = not at any time. Greek. medepote. Only here

to. App-101.

knowledge. App-132.

Verse 8

as. Literally in the manner in which.

Jannes and Jambres. The names of the magicians of Exodus 7:11. Found in the Targum of Jonathan.

withstood. Greek. anthistemi. Translated nine times "resist", five times "withstand".

Moses. The tenth occurance of the name in the Epistles. See Romans 5:14.

resist. Same as "withstood".

of corrupt minds = utterly corrupted (Greek. kataphtheiro. Only here and 2 Peter 2:12) as to their mind.

reprobate. See Romans 1:28.

concerning. App-104.

faith. App-150.

Verse 9

proceed no = not (App-105) proceed. Greek. prokopto, as in Romans 13:12.

further. Literally to (App-101) more. The magicians were allowed to imitate Moses up to a certain point, and then God stopped them. Ex, 7, 11, 12, 22; 2 Timothy 8:7, 2 Timothy 8:18, 2 Timothy 8:19.

folly. Greek. anonia. Only here and Luke 6:11.

manifest = thoroughly manifest. Greek. ekdelos. Only here.

unto = to.

Verse 10

hast, &c. = didst follow up. See 1 Timothy 4:6.

manner of life. Greek agoge. Only here.

purpose. See 2 Timothy 1:9.

charity. See 2 Timothy 2:22,

Verse 11

afflictions. Greek. pathema. Generally transl suffering. See Romans 7:5.

at. App-104.

Antioch, &c. See Acts 13:50; Acts 14:5, Acts 14:19.

endured. See 1 Corinthians 10:13.

out of. App-104.

Lord. App-98.:2, A.

delivered, Compare 2 Corinthians 1:10.

Verse 12

will. App-102.

live. App-170.

godly Greek eusabos. Only here and Titus 2:12.

Christ Jesus. App-98.

suffer persecution = be persecuted.

Verse 13

evil. App-128.

seducers. Greek. goes. Only here.

wax. Same as "proceed", 2 Timothy 3:9.

worse, &c. -to (App-104.) the worse.

Verse 14

continue = abide. Greek meno. See p. 1511.

bast learned = didst learn.

hast been, &c. = west assured of. Greek. pistoemai. Only here.

knowing. App-182. Li,

of = from. App-101.

whom. App-124.

Verse 15

from. App-104.

child. App-108.

holy. Greek. hieras. Only here and 1 Corinthians 9:13.

Scriptures. Greek. Plural of gramma. See John 7:16. The usual word for the "Scriptures" is graphe, 2 Timothy 3:16 .

make . . . wise. Greek. sophizo. Only here and 2 Peter 1:16.

unto. App-104.

through. App-104. 2 Timothy 3:1.

Verse 16

All Scripture. Greek. pasagraphe (singular)

given by inspiration of God = God-inbreathed. Greek. theopneustos. Only here.

profitable. See 1 Timothy 4:8.

for. App-104.

reproof. Greek. elenchos. It means "proof" and so "conviction". Only here and Hebrews 11:1. The texts read elegmos.

correction. Greek. epanorthosis. Only here.

instruction. Greek. paideia. See Ephesians 6:4.

righteousness. App-191. It will be noticed that in the earlier part of the verse the word "is "appears in italics, showing that there is no word for it in the Greek and it has therefore to be supplied. The Revised Version omits" is" in the first case and reads, "Every Scripture inspired of God is also profitable", thus suggesting that some Scriptures are not inspired. There are eight other passages which present exactly the same construction, and not one of these has been altered by the Revisers. Had they done so in the same manner as they have done in this case, the result would have been as fol lows: Romans 7:12. The holy commandment is also just. 1 Corinthians 11:30. Many weak are also sickly. 2 Corinthians 10:10. His weighty letters are also powerful. Similarly with the other passages, which are 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:4, 1 Timothy 4:9. Hebrews 4:13. It is true the Authorized Version rendering is given in the margin of the Revised Version, but it is difficult to see why that should be disturbed.

Verse 17

That = In order that. Greek. hina.

the man of God. See App-49.

God. App-98.

perfect = fitted. Greek. artios. Only here. App-126.

throughly furnished = equipped. See Acts 21:5. App-126.

unto. App-104.

all. works = every work.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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