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2 Timothy 3:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from such turn away.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— having a form of godliness, but, the power thereof, denying! and, from these, turn away;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— having a form of piety, and its power having denied; and from these be turning away,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Having an appearance indeed of godliness but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hauing a forme of godlinesse, but denying the power thereof: from such turne away.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— having a form of the worship of Aloha, but from the power of Aloha afar off: (them) who are such put from thee.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— having a form of respect for God, but wide from the power of God. Them who are such, repel from thee.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Having 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
a form 3446
{3446} Prime
From G3445; formation, that is, (by implication) appearance (semblance or [concretely] formula).
of godliness, 2150
{2150} Prime
From G2152; piety; specifically the gospel scheme.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
denying 720
{0720} Prime
Perhaps from G0001 (as a negative particle) and the middle of G4483; to contradict, that is, disavow, reject, abnegate.
<5768> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 4
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).
power 1411
{1411} Prime
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
thereof: 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
from y2532
[2532] Standard
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
such y5128
[5128] Standard
Accusative plural masculine of G3778; these (persons, as object of verb or preposition).
turn away. 665
{0665} Prime
From G0575 and the base of G5157; to deflect, that is, (reflexively) avoid.
<5732> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 41
(5128) Complement
Accusative plural masculine of G3778; these (persons, as object of verb or preposition).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Timothy 3:5

_ _ form — outward semblance.

_ _ godliness — piety.

_ _ denying — rather as Greek,having denied,” that is, renounced.

_ _ the power — the living, regenerating, sanctifying influence of it.

_ _ turn away — implying that some of such characters, forerunners of the last days, were already in the Church.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Timothy 3:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Timothy 3:5

Having a form — An appearance of godliness, but not regarding, nay, even denying and blaspheming, the inward power and reality of it. Is not this eminently fulfilled at this day?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Timothy 3:5

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: (2) from such turn away.

(2) We must not tarry with those men who resist the truth not from simple ignorance, but from a perverse mind, (which thing appears by their fruits which he graphically displays here); rather, we must turn away from them.

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Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Isaiah 48:1-2 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness. ... For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Isaiah 58:1-3 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. ... Wherefore have we fasted, [say they], and thou seest not? [wherefore] have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Ezekiel 33:30-32 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD. ... And, lo, thou [art] unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 23:27-28 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleanness. ... Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Romans 2:20-24 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. ... For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.


2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. ... For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
2 John 1:10-12 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: ... Having many things to write unto you, I would not [write] with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
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