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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Timothy 3:3

    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 3:3

    Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    World English Bible

    without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Timothy 3:3

    Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    Greek Textus Receptus

    794 ασπονδοι 786 διαβολοι 1228 ακρατεις 193 ανημεροι 434 αφιλαγαθοι 865

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (3) -
    Mt 10:21 Ro 1:31

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:3

    Sin afecto natural, desleales, calumniadores, sin templanza, sin mansedumbre, sin bondad,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Timothy 3:3

    Verse 3. Without
    natural affection] astorgoi? Without that affection which parents bear to their young, and which the young bear to their parents. An affection which is common to every class of animals; consequently, men without it are worse than brutes.

    Truce-breakers] aspondoi? From a, negative, and spondh, a libation, because in making treaties libations both of blood and wine were poured out. The word means those who are bound by no promise, held by no engagement, obliged by no oath; persons who readily promise any thing, because they never intend to perform.

    False accusers] diaboloi? Devils; but properly enough rendered false accusers, for this is a principal work of the devil. Slanderers; striving ever to ruin the characters of others.

    Incontinent] akrateiv? From a, negative, and kratov, power. Those who, having sinned away their power of self-government, want strength to govern their appetites; especially those who are slaves to uncleanness.

    Fierce] anhmeroi? From a, negative, and hmerov, mild or gentle. Wild, impetuous, whatever is contrary to pliability and gentleness.

    Despisers of those that are good] afilagaqoi? Not lovers of good men.

    Here is a remarkable advantage of the Greek over the English tongue, one word of the former expressing five or six of the latter. Those who do not love the good must be radically bad themselves.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 3. Without natural affection , etc.] To parents, or children, or wife; parents thrusting their children into religious houses, cloisters, etc. against their wills; children leaving their parents without their knowledge or consent; married bishops and priests being obliged to quit their wives, and declare their children spurious; with many other such unnatural actions. Trucebreakers ; or covenant breakers; stirring up princes to break through their treaties and covenants with one another; dissolving the allegiance of subjects to their sovereigns, and moving them to rebellion against them; loosing the marriage bond between husband and wife; making void all oaths, contracts, and agreements, among men, which stand in the way of their designs; teaching that no faith is to be kept with heretics. False accusers ; or devils, being like Satan, the accuser of the brethren, charging all that depart from their communion with schism and heresy. Incontinent ; though they pretend to the gift of continency, yet give themselves up to all lasciviousness, and work all uncleanness with greediness; or intemperate in eating and drinking, indulging themselves in rioting and drunkenness: she hath lived deliciously, ( Revelation 18:7). Fierce ; like beasts of prey; such was Rome Pagan, in the times of the ten persecutions; and such has been Rome Papal, exercising the greatest cruelties and barbarities on the saints, being drunk with their blood. Despisers of those that are good ; or without love to good; both to good works, to which they are reprobate, notwithstanding all their pretensions to them, and bluster about them; and to good men, whom they hate.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-9 - Even in
    gospel times there would be perilous times; on account of persecution from without, still more on account of corruptions within Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and d their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get, and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men d not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedien to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy an without the fear of God, because unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God's gifts, if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts Times are perilous also, when parents are without natural affection to children. And when men have no rule over their own spirits, but despis that which is good and to be honoured. God is to be loved above all but a carnal mind, full of enmity against him, prefers any thing befor him, especially carnal pleasure. A form of godliness is very differen from the power; from such as are found to be hypocrites, rea Christians must withdraw. Such persons have been found within the outward church, in every place, and at all times. There ever have bee artful men, who, by pretences and flatteries, creep into the favour an confidence of those who are too easy of belief, ignorant, and fanciful All must be ever learning to know the Lord; but these follow every ne notion, yet never seek the truth as it is in Jesus. Like the Egyptia magicians, these were men of corrupt minds, prejudiced against the truth, and found to be quite without faith. Yet though the spirit of error may be let loose for a time, Satan can deceive the nations an the churches no further, and no longer, than God will permit.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    794 ασπονδοι 786 διαβολοι 1228 ακρατεις 193 ανημεροι 434 αφιλαγαθοι 865

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    3. Without
    natural affection (astorgoi). Only here and Rom. i. 31. o LXX. See on ajgaph love, Gal. v. 22, under stergein to love with a natural affection.

    Truce-breakers (aspondoi). N.T.o . o LXX. Rend. implacable. From aj not, and spondai a treaty or truce. The meaning is, refusing to enter into treaty, irreconcilable. 140 Incontinent (akrateiv). Or intemperate, without self-control. N.T.o . Once in LXX, Prov. xxvii. 20. Akrasia incontinence, Matt. xxiii. 25; 1 Corinthians vii. 5; 1 Macc. vi. 26; Ps. of Solomon. iv. 3.

    Fierce (anhmeroi). Or savage. N.T.o . o LXX. Comp. ajnelehmonev merciless, Rom. i. 31.

    Despisers of those that are good (afilagaqoi). Better, haters of good. N.T.o . o LXX, o Class. Comp. the opposite, filagaqon lover of good, Tit. i. 8.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:3 {Implacable} (aspondoi). Truce-breakers. Old word, only here in N.T. though in MSS. in #Ro 1:31 (from a privative and sponde, a libation).

    {Slanderers} (diaboloi). See #1Ti 3:11; Tit 2:3. {Without self-control} (akrateis). Old word (a privative and kratos), here only in N.T. {Fierce} (anemeroi). Old word (a privative and hemeros, tame), only here in N.T. {No lovers of good} (afilagaqoi). Found only here (a privative and filagaqos, for which see #Tit 1:8). See also #Php 4:8. A papyrus describes Antoninus as filagaqos and has afilokagaqia.

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


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