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2 Timothy 3

 

 

Introduction
1He advertises him of the times to come;
6describes the enemies of the truth;
10propounds unto him his own example;
16and commends the holy scriptures;

Verse 1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
in
4:3; Genesis 49:1; Isaiah 2:2; Jeremiah 48:47; 49:39; Ezekiel 38:16; Daniel 10:14; Hosea 3:5; Micah 4:1; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Peter 3:3; 1 John 2:18; Jude 1:17
perilous
Daniel 7:8,20-25; 8:8-14; 11:36-45; 12:1,7,11; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; Revelation 8:1-17

Verse 2
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
lovers
4; Romans 15:1-3; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Philippians 2:21; James 2:8
covetous
Luke 12:15; Romans 1:29; Colossians 3:5; 2 Peter 2:3,14,15; Jude 1:11,16; Revelation 18:12,13
boasters
Psalms 10:3; 49:6; 52:1; Isaiah 10:15; Acts 5:36; Romans 1:29-31; 11:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; James 4:16; 2 Peter 2:18; Jude 1:16
proud
Proverbs 6:17; 1 Timothy 6:4; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5
blasphemers
Daniel 7:25; 11:36; 1 Timothy 1:20; 2 Peter 2:12; Jude 1:10; Revelation 13:1,5,6; 16:9,11,21
disobedient
Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:11,12; Romans 1:30

Verse 3
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
natural
Matthew 10:21; Romans 1:31
trucebreakers
2 Samuel 21:1-3; Psalms 15:4; Ezekiel 17:15-19; Romans 1:31; *Gr:
false accusers
or, make-bates.
Matthew 4:1; John 6:70; 1 Timothy 3:11; Titus 2:3
All in Gr
incontinent.
1 Corinthians 7:5,9; 2 Peter 2:14,19; 3:3; Jude 1:16,18
fierce
Genesis 49:7; Daniel 8:23; Revelation 13:15,17; 16:6; 17:6
despisers
Psalms 22:6; Isaiah 53:3; 60:14; Luke 10:16; 16:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; James 2:6

Verse 4
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Traitors
2 Peter 2:10-22; Jude 1:8,9
high-minded
Romans 11:20; 1 Timothy 6:17
lovers of God
Romans 16:18; Philippians 3:18,19; 1 Timothy 5:6; 2 Peter 2:13,15; Jude 1:4,19

Verse 5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
a form
Isaiah 29:13; 48:1,2; 58:1-3; Ezekiel 33:30-32; Matthew 7:15; 23:27,28; Romans 2:20-24; 1 Timothy 5:8; Titus 1:16
from
2:16,23; Romans 16:17,18; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14; 1 Timothy 6:5; Titus 3:10; 2 John 1:10-12

Verse 6
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
of this
Matthew 23:14; Titus 1:11; Jude 1:4
laden
Psalms 38:4; Isaiah 1:4; Matthew 11:28
led
1 Corinthians 12:2; 2 Peter 3:17
divers
Mark 4:19; 1 Timothy 6:9; Titus 3:3; 2 Peter 2:18; Jude 1:16,18

Verse 7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
learning
4:3,4; Deuteronomy 29:4; Proverbs 14:6; Isaiah 30:10,11; Ezekiel 14:4-10; Matthew 13:11; John 3:20,21; 5:44; 12:42,43; 1 Corinthians 3:1-4; Ephesians 4:14; Hebrews 5:11
never
1 Timothy 2:4
the knowledge
2:25

Verse 8
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
as
Exodus 7:11,22; 8:7,18
resist
4:15; 1 Kings 22:22-24; Jeremiah 28:1-17; Acts 13:8-11; 15:24; Galatians 1:7-9; 2:4,5; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; Titus 1:10; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:18; 4:1; Revelation 2:6,14,15,20
men
Acts 8:21,22; Romans 1:28; 16:18; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 Timothy 1:19; 4:2; 6:5; Titus 1:16; 2 Peter 2:14; Jude 1:18,19
reprobate
or, of no judgment.
2 Corinthians 13:5,6

Verse 9
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
their
8; Exodus 7:12; 8:18,19; 9:11; 1 Kings 22:25; Psalms 76:10; Jeremiah 28:15-17; Jeremiah 29:21-23,31,32; 37:19; Acts 13:11; 19:15-17

Verse 10
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
thou hast fully known
or, thou hast been a diligent follower of.
Luke 1:3; Philippians 2:22; 1 Timothy 4:6; *Gr:
my
16,17; 4:3; Acts 2:42; Romans 16:17; Ephesians 4:14; 1 Timothy 1:3; 4:12,13; Titus 2:7; Hebrews 13:9; 2 John 1:9,10
manner
Acts 20:18; 26:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 2 Peter 3:11
purpose
Daniel 1:8; Acts 11:23; 2 Corinthians 1:17
faith
2:22; 2 Corinthians 6:4-10; 1 Timothy 4:12; 6:11; 2 Peter 1:5-7

Verse 11
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Persecutions
Acts 9:16; 20:19,23,24; Romans 8:35-37; 1 Corinthians 4:9-11; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 4:8-11; 2 Corinthians 11:23-28; Hebrews 10:33-34
at Antioch
Acts 13:45,50,51; 14:2,5,6,19-21
but
4:7,17,18; Genesis 48:16; 2 Samuel 22:1,49; Job 5:19,20; Psalms 34:19; 37:40; Psalms 91:2-6,14; Isaiah 41:10,14; 43:2; Jeremiah 1:19; Daniel 6:27; Acts 9:23-25; Acts 21:32,33; 23:10,12-24; 25:3,4; 26:17,22; 2 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Peter 2:9

Verse 12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
live
2 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Timothy 2:2; 3:16; 6:3; Titus 1:1; 2:12; 2 Peter 3:11
shall
Joshua 17:14; Psalms 37:12-15; Matthew 5:10-12; 10:22-25; 16:24; 23:34; Mark 10:30; Luke 14:26,27; John 15:19-21; 16:2,33; 17:14; Acts 14:22; 1 Corinthians 15:19; 1 Thessalonians 3:3,4; Hebrews 11:32-38; 1 Peter 2:20,21; 3:14; 4:12-16; 5:9,10; Revelation 1:9,10; 7:14; 12:4,7-10

Verse 13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
evil
8; 2:16,17; 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Peter 2:20; 3:3; Revelation 12:9; 13:14; 18:23
being
Job 12:16; Isaiah 44:20; Ezekiel 14:9,10; 2 Thessalonians 2:11

Verse 14
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
continue
1:13; 2:2; 1 Timothy 4:16
assured
Acts 17:31; Romans 14:5; *marg:; Colossians 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Hebrews 6:11; 10:22
knowing
15; 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Verse 15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
from
1:5; 1 Samuel 2:18; 2 Chronicles 34:3; Psalms 71:17; Proverbs 8:17; 22:6; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Luke 1:15; Luke 2:40
the holy
Daniel 10:21; Matthew 22:29; Luke 24:27,32,45; Acts 17:2; Romans 1:2; 16:26; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 3:16
which
Psalms 19:7; John 5:39,40; Acts 10:43; 13:29,38,39; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 1 John 5:11,12; Revelation 19:10

Verse 16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
All
2 Samuel 23:2; Matthew 21:42; 22:31,32,43; 26:54,56; Mark 12:24,36; John 10:35; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Romans 3:2; 15:4; Galatians 3:8; Hebrews 3:7; 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21
and is
Psalms 19:7-11; 119:97-104,130; Micah 2:7; Acts 20:20,27; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:11-16
for doctrine
for reproof
4:2; Proverbs 6:23; 15:10,31; John 3:20; Ephesians 5:11-13; Hebrews 11:1; *Gr:
for instruction
2:25; Deuteronomy 4:36; Nehemiah 9:20; Psalms 119:9,11; Matthew 13:52; Acts 18:25; Romans 2:20

Verse 17
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
the man
Psalms 119:98-100; 1 Timothy 6:11
throughly furnished
or, perfected.
2:21; Nehemiah 2:18; Acts 9:36; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14; 3:1; Hebrews 10:24

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-timothy-3.html.

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