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2 Timothy 3:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In order that, ready, may be the man, of God, unto every good work, being well-prepared.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that the man of God may be fitted—for every good work having been completed.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished vnto all good workes.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that the man of God may be perfect unto every good work, and completed.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— that the man of God may become perfect, and complete for every good work.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That 2443
{2443} Prime
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
man 444
{0444} Prime
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
may be 5600
{5600} Prime

Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
<5753> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 68
perfect, 739
{0739} Prime
From G0737; fresh, that is, (by implication) complete.
throughly furnished 1822
{1822} Prime
From G1537 and a derivative of G0739; to finish out (time); figuratively to equip fully (a teacher).
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
unto 4314
{4314} Prime
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
all 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
good 18
{0018} Prime
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
works. 2041
{2041} Prime
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Timothy 3:17

_ _ man of God — (See on 1 Timothy 6:11).

_ _ perfect, throughly furnishedGreek, “thoroughly perfected,” and so “perfect.” The man of God is perfectly accoutred out of Scripture for his work, whether he be a minister (compare 2 Timothy 4:2 with 2 Timothy 3:16) or a spiritual layman. No oral tradition is needed to be added.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Timothy 3:10-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Timothy 3:17

That the man of God — He that is united to and approved of God. May be perfect — Blameless himself, and throughly furnished — By the scripture, either to teach, reprove, correct, or train up others.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Timothy 3:17

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

(e) The Prophets and expounders of God's will are properly and distinctly called, men of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the man:

Psalms 119:98-100 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me. ... I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

thoroughly furnished:
or, perfected,
2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared unto every good work.
Nehemiah 2:18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for [this] good [work].
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
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