2 Timothy 3:3
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New International Version
without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,

King James Bible
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Darby Bible Translation
without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,

World English Bible
without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

Young's Literal Translation
without natural affection, implacable, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, not lovers of those who are good,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Without natural affection - Αστοργοι· Without that affection which parents bear to their young, and which the young bear to their parents. An affection which is common to every class of animals; consequently, men without it are worse than brutes.

Truce-breakers - Ασπονδοι· From α, negative, and σπονδη, a libation, because in making treaties libations both of blood and wine were poured out. The word means those who are bound by no promise, held by no engagement, obliged by no oath; persons who readily promise any thing, because they never intend to perform.

False accusers - Διαβολοι· Devils; but properly enough rendered false accusers, for this is a principal work of the devil. Slanderers; striving ever to ruin the characters of others.

Incontinent - Ακρατεις· From α, negative, and κρατος, power. Those who, having sinned away their power of self-government, want strength to govern their appetites; especially those who are slaves to uncleanness.

Fierce - Ανημεροι· From α, negative, and ἡμερος, mild or gentle. Wild, impetuous, whatever is contrary to pliability and gentleness.

Despisers of those that are good - Αφιλαγαθοι· Not lovers of good men. Here is a remarkable advantage of the Greek over the English tongue, one word of the former expressing five or six of the latter. Those who do not love the good must be radically bad themselves.

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natural.

Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents...

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

trucebreakers.

2 Samuel 21:1-3 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

Ezekiel 17:15-19 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper...

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

*Gr:

false accusers. or, make-bates.

Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

See on

1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine...

All in Gr. incontinent.

1 Corinthians 7:5,9 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer...

2 Peter 2:14,19 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls...

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Jude 1:16,18 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words...

fierce.

Genesis 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance...

Revelation 13:15,17 And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak...

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her...

despisers.

Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending to you...

Luke 10:16 He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises him that sent me.

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given to us his holy Spirit.

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

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Fathers and Children'
Malachi iv. 5, 6. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. These words are especially solemn words. They stand in an especially solemn and important part of the Bible. They are the last words of the Old Testament. I cannot but think that it was God's will that they should stand
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Some Carriages of the Adversaries of God's Truth with Me at the Next Assizes, which was on the 19Th of the First Month, 1662.
I shall pass by what befell between these two assizes, how I had, by my jailor, some liberty granted me, more than at the first, and how I followed my wonted course of preaching, taking all occasions that were put into my hand to visit the people of God; exhorting them to be steadfast in the faith of Jesus Christ, and to take heed that they touched not the Common Prayer, etc., but to mind the Word of God, which giveth direction to Christians in every point, being able to make the man of God perfect
John Bunyan—Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Dread of Ridicule.
24th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. ix. 24. "And they laughed Him to scorn." INTRODUCTION.--"All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Tim. iii. 12.) This is what S. Paul says. This is what everyone of you must make up your mind to, if you intend to live godly lives, and, moreover, to live in Christ. Do you know what that meant to the early Christians? It meant that if they were going to be firm in their faith, live up to their profession, and eschew evil, they should
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

Of the Unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of Persons
Deut. vi. 4.--"Hear, O Israel The Lord our God is one Lord."--1 John v. 7 "There are three that bear record in heaven the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost and these three are one." "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness," 2 Tim. iii. 16. There is no refuse in it, no simple and plain history, but it tends to some edification, no profound or deep mystery, but it is profitable for salvation. Whatsoever
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Romans 1:29
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

Romans 1:31
they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.

1 Timothy 3:11
In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

Titus 1:8
Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

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