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2 Timothy 3:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For men will be—fond of themselves, fond of money, ostentatious, arrogant, defamers, to parents, unyielding, unthankful, unkind,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, evil-speakers, to parents disobedient, unthankful, unkind,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For men shall bee louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, vnthankfull, vnholy,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and men will be lovers of themselves, and lovers of money, boastful, lofty, blasphemous, to their men not obedient, deniers of grace, impious,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and men will be lovers of themselves, and lovers of money, boasters, proud, censorious, unyielding towards their own people, denyers of grace, wicked,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
men 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
shall be 2071
{2071} Prime
ἔσομαι
esomai
{es'-om-ahee}
Future tense of G1510; will be.
z5704
<5704> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 188
lovers of their own selves, 5367
{5367} Prime
φίλαυτος
philautos
{fil'-ow-tos}
From G5384 and G0846; fond of self, that is, selfish.
covetous, 5366
{5366} Prime
φιλάργυρος
philarguros
{fil-ar'-goo-ros}
From G5384 and G0696; fond of silver (money), that is, avaricious.
boasters, 213
{0213} Prime
ἀλαζών
alazon
{al-ad-zone'}
From ἄλη [[ale]] (vagrancy); braggart.
proud, 5244
{5244} Prime
ὑπερήφανος
huperephanos
{hoop-er-ay'-fan-os}
From G5228 and G5316; appearing above others (conspicuous), that is, (figuratively) haughty.
blasphemers, 989
{0989} Prime
βλάσφημος
blasphemos
{blas'-fay-mos}
From a derivative of G0984 and G5345; scurrilous, that is, calumnious (against man), or (specifically) impious (against God).
disobedient 545
{0545} Prime
ἀπειθής
apeithes
{ap-i-thace'}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G3982; unpersuadable, that is, contumacious.
to parents, 1118
{1118} Prime
γονεύς
goneus
{gon-yooce'}
From the base of G1096; a parent.
unthankful, 884
{0884} Prime
ἀχάριστος
acharistos
{ach-ar'-is-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G5483; thankless, that is, ungrateful.
unholy, 462
{0462} Prime
ἀνόσιος
anosios
{an-os'-ee-os}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G3741; wicked.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Timothy 3:2

_ _ men — in the professing Church. Compare the catalogue, Romans 1:29, etc., where much the same sins are attributed to heathen men; it shall be a relapse into virtual heathendom, with all its beast-like propensities, whence the symbol of it is “a beast” (Revelation 13:1, Revelation 13:11, Revelation 13:12, etc.; Revelation 17:3, Revelation 17:8, Revelation 17:11).

_ _ covetous — Translate, “money-loving,” a distinct Greek word from that for “covetous” (see on Colossians 3:5). The cognate Greek substantive (1 Timothy 6:10) is so translated, “the love of money is a (Greek, not ‘the’) root of all evil.”

_ _ boasters — empty boasters [Alford]; boasting of having what they have not.

_ _ proud — overweening: literally, showing themselves above their fellows.

_ _ blasphemous — rather, “evil-speakers,” revilers.

_ _ disobedient to parents — The character of the times is even to be gathered especially from the manners of the young [Bengel].

_ _ unthankful — The obligation to gratitude is next to that of obedience to parents.

_ _ unholy — irreligious [Alford]; inobservant of the offices of piety.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Timothy 3:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Timothy 3:2

For men — Even in the church. Will be — In great numbers, and to an higher degree than ever. Lovers of themselves — Only, not their neighbours, the first root of evil. Lovers of money — The second.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Timothy 3:2

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, (a) unholy,

(a) Who make no account, either of right or honesty.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
lovers:

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Romans 15:1-3 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. ... For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
2 Corinthians 5:15 And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

covetous:

Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:14-15 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: ... Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
Revelation 18:12-13 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, ... And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

boasters:

Psalms 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
Psalms 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
Psalms 52:1 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
Isaiah 10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? [or] shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake [itself] against them that lift it up, [or] as if the staff should lift up [itself, as if it were] no wood.
Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
Romans 1:29-31 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, ... Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Romans 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
James 4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

proud:

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

blasphemers:

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Revelation 13:5-6 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months. ... And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

disobedient:

Matthew 15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Mark 7:11-12 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free]. ... And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
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