2 Timothy 3:2
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English Standard Version
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

King James Bible
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

American Standard Version
For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,

English Revised Version
For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Webster's Bible Translation
For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Weymouth New Testament
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, profane. They will be disobedient to parents, thankless, irreligious,

2 Timothy 3:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Lovers of their own selves (φίλαυτοι)

Better, lovers of self. N.T.o. lxx. Aristotle, De Repub. ii. 5, says: "It is not loving one's self, but loving it unduly, just as the love of possessions."

Covetous (φιλάργυροι)

Better, lovers of money. Only here and Luke 16:14. For the noun φιλαργυρία love of money, see on 1 Timothy 6:10. Love of money and covetousness are not synonymous. Covetous is πλεονέκτης; see 1 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 5:11; Ephesians 5:6. See on Romans 1:29.

Boasters (ἀλαζόνες)

Or swaggerers. Only here and Romans 1:30. See on ἀλαζονείαις boastings, James 4:16.

Proud (ὑπερήφανοι)

Or haughty. See on ὑπερηφανία pride, Mark 7:22.

Blasphemers (βλάσφημοι)

See on 1 Timothy 1:13. Better, railers. See also on, βλασφημία blasphemy, Mark 7:22.

Unthankful (ἀχάριστοι)

Only here and Luke 6:35.

Unholy (ἀνόσιοι)

Only here and 1 Timothy 1:9 (note).

2 Timothy 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lovers.

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, 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...

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not from now on live to themselves, but to him which died for them...

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

covetous.

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

Jude 1:11,16 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

Revelation 18:12,13 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk...

boasters.

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalm 52:1 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Isaiah 10:15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shakes it?...

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...

Romans 1:29-31 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

Romans 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bore not the root, but the root you.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God...

James 4:16 But now you 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...

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words...

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 comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

blasphemers.

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High...

Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god...

1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to 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...

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

Revelation 13:1,5,6 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns...

Revelation 16:9,11,21 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues...

disobedient.

Matthew 15:6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Mark 7:11,12 But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me...

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Cross References
Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 16:14
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

Romans 1:30
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

Philippians 2:21
For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:9
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

1 Timothy 3:3
not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

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