2 Timothy 3:4
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English Standard Version
treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

King James Bible
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

American Standard Version
traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God:

English Revised Version
traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

Webster's Bible Translation
Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Weymouth New Testament
treacherous, headstrong, self-important. They will love pleasure instead of loving God,

2 Timothy 3:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Traitors (προδόται)

Or betrayers. Only here, Luke 6:16; Acts 7:52.

Heady (προπετεῖς)

Precipitate, reckless, headstrong in the pursuit of a bad end under the influence of passion. Only here and Acts 19:36. In lxx, slack, loose, hence foolish, Proverbs 10:14, and dividing or parting asunder, as the lips; of one who opens his lips and speaks hastily or thoughtlessly, Proverbs 13:3. Comp. Sir. 9:18.

High-minded (τετυφωμένοι)

Better, besotted or clouded with pride. See on 1 Timothy 3:6, and comp. 1 Timothy 6:4.

Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God (φιλήδονοι μᾶλλον ἢφιλόθεοι)

Pleasure-lovers rather than God-lovers. Both words N.T.o. olxx.

2 Timothy 3:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Traitors.

2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed...

*etc:

Jude 1:8,9 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities...

high-minded.

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

lovers of God.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

Philippians 3:18,19 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ...

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

2 Peter 2:13,15 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes...

Jude 1:4,19 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

Cross References
Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered,

Acts 19:36
Seeing then that these things cannot be denied, you ought to be quiet and do nothing rash.

Romans 11:20
That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.

Philippians 3:19
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

1 Timothy 3:6
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

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