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2 Timothy 3:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— without natural affection, accepting no truce, given to intrigue, without self-control, uncivilized, unfriendly to good men,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— without natural affection, implacable, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, not lovers of those who are good,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Without naturall affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— calumniators, subjected to lust, brutal, haters of the good,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— calumniators, addicted to concupiscence, ferocious, haters of the good,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Without natural affection, 794
{0794} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of στέργω [[stergo]] (to cherish affectionately); hard hearted towards kindred.
trucebreakers, 786
{0786} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G4689; literally without libation (which usually accompanied a treaty), that is, (by implication) truceless.
false accusers, 1228
{1228} Prime
From G1225; a traducer; specifically Satan (compare [H7854]).
incontinent, 193
{0193} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G2904; powerless, that is, without self control.
fierce, 434
{0434} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and ἥμερος [[hemeros]] (lame); savage.
despisers of those that are good, 865
{0865} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G5358; hostile to virtue.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Timothy 3:3

_ _ truce-breakers — rather as the Greek is translated in Romans 1:31, “implacable.”

_ _ false accusers — slanderers (1 Timothy 3:11; Titus 2:3).

_ _ incontinent, fierce — at once both soft and hard: incontinently indulging themselves, and inhuman to others.

_ _ despisers, etc. — “no lovers of good” [Alford]; the opposite of “a lover of good” (Titus 1:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Timothy 3:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Timothy 3:3

Without natural affection — To their own children. Intemperate, fierce — Both too soft, and too hard.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against [their] parents, and cause them to be put to death.
Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:


2 Samuel 21:1-3 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, [It is] for Saul, and for [his] bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. ... Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?
Psalms 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. [He that] sweareth to [his own] hurt, and changeth not.
Ezekiel 17:15-19 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such [things]? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered? ... Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; [As] I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head.
Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

false accusers:
or, make-bates,
Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
1 Timothy 3:11 Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
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1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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.
Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.


Genesis 49:7 Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.


Psalms 22:6 But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
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Gn 49:7. 2S 21:1. Ps 15:4; 22:6. Is 53:3; 60:14. Ezk 17:15. Dn 8:23. Mt 4:1; 10:21. Lk 10:16; 16:14. Jn 6:70. Ro 1:31. 1Co 7:5, 9. 1Th 4:8. 1Ti 3:11. Tit 2:3. Jm 2:6. 2P 2:14, 19; 3:3. Jde 1:16, 18. Rv 13:15, 17; 16:6; 17:6.

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