New American Standard Bible
treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
King James Bible
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Darby Bible Translation
traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
World English Bible
traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
Young's Literal Translation
traitors, heady, lofty, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Traitors - This word is used in the New Testament only here and in Luke 6:16; Acts 7:52. It means any one who betrays - whether it be a friend or his country. Treason has been in all ages regarded as one of the worst crimes that man can commit.
Heady - The same word in Acts 19:36, is rendered rashly. It occurs only there and in this place in the New Testament. It properly means "falling forwards; prone, inclined, ready to do anything; then precipitate, headlong, rash." It is opposed to that which is deliberate and calm, and here means that men would be ready to do anything without deliberation, or concern for the consequences. They would engage in enterprises which would only disturb society, or prove their own ruin.
High-minded - Literally, "puffed up;" compare the notes at 1 Timothy 3:6, where the same word is rendered "lifted up with pride." The meaning is, that they would be inflated with pride or self-conceit.
Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God - That is, of sensual pleasures, or vain amusements. This has been, and is, the characteristic of a great part of the world, and has often distinguished even many who profess religion. Of a large portion of mankind it may be said that this is their characteristic, that they live for pleasure; they have no serious pursuits; they brook no restraints which interfere with their amusements, and they greatly prefer the pleasures to be found in the gay assembly, in the ball-room, or in the place of low dissipation, to the friendship of their Creator.
LibraryThe Author to the Reader.
CHRISTIAN READER,--After the foregoing address, I need not put thee to much more trouble: only I shall say, that he must needs be a great stranger in our Israel, or sadly smitten with that epidemic plague of indifferency, which hath infected many of this generation, to a benumbing of them, and rendering them insensible and unconcerned in the matters of God, and of their own souls, and sunk deep in the gulf of dreadful inconsideration, who seeth not, or taketh no notice of, nor is troubled at the …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Appendix i. Pseudepigraphic Writings
Enmity Between Man and Satan
Letter xxii (Circa A. D. 1129) to Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas
"Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
"So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do nothing rash.
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;
whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
1 Timothy 3:6
and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
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