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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Timothy 3:17

    CHAPTERS: 2 Timothy 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17




    King James Bible - 2 Timothy 3:17

    That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    World English Bible

    that the man of God may be
    complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Timothy 3:17

    That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good

    Webster's Bible Translation

    That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (17) -
    Ps 119:98-100 1Ti 6:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:17

    para que el hombre de Dios sea perfecto, perfectamente equipado para toda buena obra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Timothy 3:17

    Verse 17. That the man of
    God] The preacher of righteousness, the minister of the Gospel, the person who derives his commission from God, and always appears as his herald and servant.

    May be perfect] artiov? From arw, to fit or adapt. It properly signifies an integer or whole number in arithmetic, to which nothing needs to be added to make it complete.

    Throughly furnished] exhrtismenov? From ex, intensive, and artiov, complete; see above. Not only complete in himself as to his integrity, religious knowledge, faith in Jesus, and love to God and man, but that he should have all those qualifications which are necessary to complete the character, and insure the success of a preacher, of the Gospel. Timothy was to teach, reprove, correct, and instruct others; and was to be to them a pattern of good works.

    From what the apostle says here concerning the qualifications of a Christian minister, we may well exclaim: Who is capable of these things? Is it such a person as has not intellect sufficient for a common trade or calling? No. A preacher of the Gospel should be a man of the soundest sense, the most cultivated mind, the most extensive experience, one who is deeply taught of God, and who has deeply studied man; one who has prayed much, read much, and studied much; one who takes up his work as from God, does it as before God, and refers all to the glory of God; one who abides under the inspiration of the Almighty, and who has hidden the word of God in his heart, that he might not sin against him. No minister formed by man can ever be such as is required here. The school of Christ, and that alone, can ever form such a preacher.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. That the man of God may be perfect , etc.] By the man of God may be meant everyone that in a special relation belongs to God; who is chosen by God the Father, redeemed by the Son, and called by the Spirit; but more especially a minister of the Gospel; for as it was usual to call a prophet under the Old Testament by this name, it seems to be transferred from thence to a minister of the New Testament, (see 1 Timothy 6:11) and the design of the Scriptures and the end of writing them are, that both preachers of the word, and hearers of it, might have a perfect knowledge of the will of God; that the former might be a complete minister of the Gospel, and that nothing might be wanting for the information of the latter: thoroughly furnished unto all good works , or every good work; particularly to the work of the ministry, which is a good one; and to every part and branch of it, a thorough furniture for which lies in the holy Scriptures; from whence, as scribes well instructed in the kingdom of heaven, do Gospel ministers bring forth things new and old, both for delight and profit: though this may be also applied to all good works in common, which the Scriptures point unto, give directions about, as well as show where strength is to be had to perform them.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 14-17 - Those who would
    learn the things of God, and be assured of them, mus know the Holy Scriptures, for they are the Divine revelation. The ag of children is the age to learn; and those who would get true learning must get it out of the Scriptures. They must not lie by us neglected seldom or never looked into. The Bible is a sure guide to eternal life The prophets and apostles did not speak from themselves, but delivere what they received of God, 2Pe 1:21. It is profitable for all purpose of the Christian life. It is of use to all, for all need to be taught corrected, and reproved. There is something in the Scriptures suitabl for every case. Oh that we may love our Bibles more, and keep closer to them! then shall we find benefit, and at last gain the happines therein promised by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the mai subject of both Testaments. We best oppose error by promoting a soli knowledge of the word of truth; and the greatest kindness we can do to children, is to make them early to know the Bible __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    Perfect (artiov). N.T.o . LXX. Rev. complete; but the idea is rather that of mutual, symmetrical adjustment of all that goes to make the man: harmonious combination of different qualities and powers. Comp. katartisiv perfecting, 2 Cor. xiii. 9: katartismov perfecting (as accomplished), Eph. iv. 12: katartisai make perfect or bring into complete adjustment, Heb. xiii. 21.

    Thoroughly furnished (exhrtismenov). The same root as artiov. It fills out the idea artiov; fitted out. Only here and Acts xi. 5 (note). o Class.

    Unto all good works (prov pan ergon agaqon). More correctly, every good work. Any writing which can produce such profitable results vindicates itself as inspired of God. It is to be noted that the test of the divine inspiration of Scripture is here placed in its practical usefulness.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:17 {The man of God} (ho tou qeou anqrwpos). See #1Ti 6:11. {May be complete} (hina ei artios). Final clause with hina and present subjunctive of eimi. artios is old word (from root arw, to fit), specially adapted, here only in N.T. {Furnished completely} (exertismenos). Perfect passive participle of exartizw, rare verb, to furnish (fit) fully (perfective use of ex), in N.T. only here and #Ac 21:5. In Josephus. For katartizw, see #Lu 6:40; 2Co 13:11.

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