2 Timothy 3:12
New International Version
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

New Living Translation
Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

English Standard Version
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Berean Literal Bible
And all also desiring to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

King James Bible
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

New King James Version
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

New American Standard Bible
Indeed, all who want to live in a godly way in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

NASB 1995
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

NASB 1977
And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Amplified Bible
Indeed, all who delight in pursuing righteousness and are determined to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be hunted and persecuted [because of their faith].

Christian Standard Bible
In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

American Standard Version
Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But also, all those who choose to live in the worship of God in Yeshua The Messiah are persecuted.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.

English Revised Version
Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Good News Translation
Everyone who wants to live a godly life in union with Christ Jesus will be persecuted;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who try to live a godly life because they believe in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

International Standard Version
Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with the Messiah Jesus will be persecuted.

Literal Standard Version
And all who will to live piously in Christ Jesus will also be persecuted,

NET Bible
Now in fact all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Weymouth New Testament
And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

World English Bible
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Young's Literal Translation
and all also who will to live piously in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted,

Additional Translations ...
Context
All Scripture is God-Breathed
11my persecutions, and the sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13while evil men and imposters go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.…

Cross References
John 15:20
Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

1 Corinthians 15:19
If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men.

2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

Titus 2:12
It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age,


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

live.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

1 Timothy 2:2
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

shall.

Joshua 17:14
And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?

Psalm 37:12-15
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth…

Matthew 5:10-12
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…









(12) Yea, and all that will live godly.--But St. Paul would not allow it to be thought for a moment that in the fact of his enduring persecution and suffering there was anything remarkable or singular; so he adds the words of this verse, which repeat in a peculiarly solemn way the great Christian truth that eternal glory was only to be reached by man through an avenue of sufferings. "No cross, no crown," is one of the watchwords of the faith. To the statement, "all that will live godly," it is noticeable that the Apostle adds "in Christ Jesus:" thus telling us there can be no true piety except in communion with Him. So Bengel: "Extra Jesum Christum nulla pietas." And piety, adds St. Paul, will ever suffer persecution; for the world is at enmity with the kingdom of God. "Because ye are not of the world . . . therefore the world hateth you" (John 15:19; so, too, Matthew 10:22; Matthew 10:38-39).

Verse 12. - Would for will, A.V. Yea and all (καὶ πάντες δὲ). As though he had said. "Mine is not a solitary example of a servant of God being persecuted; it is the common lot of all who will live godly in Christ Jesus" (comp. John 15:20 and 1 Peter 4:1, 12, 13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Indeed,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

desire
θέλοντες (thelontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to live
ζῆν (zēn)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

godly [lives]
εὐσεβῶς (eusebōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2153: Piously, religiously. Adverb from eusebes; piously.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

will be persecuted,
διωχθήσονται (diōchthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.


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