2 Tim. 3:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
o men
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
shall be
esomai (Greek #2071)
will be
KJV usage: shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), X may have, X fall, what would follow, X live long, X sojourn.
Pronounce: es'-om-ahee
Origin: future of 1510
lovers of their own selves
philautos (Greek #5367)
fond of self, i.e. selfish
KJV usage: lover of own self.
Pronounce: fil'-ow-tos
Origin: from 5384 and 846
, covetous
philarguros (Greek #5366)
fond of silver (money), i.e. avaricious
KJV usage: covetous.
Pronounce: fil-ar'-goo-ros
Origin: from 5384 and 696
, boasters
alazon (Greek #213)
KJV usage: boaster.
Pronounce: al-ad-zone'
Origin: from ἄλη (vagrancy)
, proud
huperephanos (Greek #5244)
appearing above others (conspicuous), i.e. (figuratively) haughty
KJV usage: proud.
Pronounce: hoop-er-ay'-fan-os
Origin: from 5228 and 5316
, blasphemers
blasphemos (Greek #989)
scurrilious, i.e. calumnious (against men), or (specially) impious (against God)
KJV usage: blasphemer(-mous), railing.
Pronounce: blas'-fay-mos
Origin: from a derivative of 984 and 5345
, disobedient
apeithes (Greek #545)
unpersuadable, i.e. contumacious
KJV usage: disobedient.
Pronounce: ap-i-thace'
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3982
to parents
goneus (Greek #1118)
a parent
KJV usage: parent.
Pronounce: gon-yooce'
Origin: from the base of 1096
, unthankful
acharistos (Greek #884)
thankless, i.e. ungrateful
KJV usage: unthankful.
Pronounce: ach-ar'-is-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of 5483
, unholy
anosios (Greek #462)
KJV usage: unholy.
Pronounce: an-os'-ee-os
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3741

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

Luke 12:15• 15And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (Luke 12:15)
Rom. 1:29• 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (Rom. 1:29)
Col. 3:5• 5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (Col. 3:5)
2 Peter 2:3,14‑15• 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
14Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
(2 Peter 2:3,14‑15)
Jude 11,16• 11Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
16These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
(Jude 11,16)
Rev. 18:12‑13• 12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
(Rev. 18:12‑13)
Psa. 10:3• 3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth. (Psa. 10:3)
Psa. 49:6• 6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; (Psa. 49:6)
Psa. 52:1• 1<<To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.>> Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. (Psa. 52:1)
Isa. 10:15• 15Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. (Isa. 10:15)
Acts 5:36• 36For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. (Acts 5:36)
Rom. 1:29‑31• 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
(Rom. 1:29‑31)
Rom. 11:18• 18Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. (Rom. 11:18)
2 Thess. 2:4• 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (2 Thess. 2:4)
James 4:16• 16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. (James 4:16)
2 Peter 2:18• 18For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. (2 Peter 2:18)
Jude 16• 16These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. (Jude 16)
Dan. 7:25• 25And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Dan. 7:25)
Dan. 11:36• 36And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. (Dan. 11:36)
1 Tim. 1:20• 20Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. (1 Tim. 1:20)
2 Peter 2:12• 12But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (2 Peter 2:12)
Jude 10• 10But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. (Jude 10)
Rev. 13:1,5‑6• 1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
(Rev. 13:1,5‑6)
Rev. 16:9,11,21• 9And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
11And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
21And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
(Rev. 16:9,11,21)
 It is no small consolation to remember that He who has forewarned us of these things is Himself all-sufficient to sustain, and to enable us to walk in His ways in the midst of surrounding and growing dangers. (2 Timothy 3:1-9)
 If we compare the list of sins and abominations which Paul gives at the beginning of the epistle to the Romans, as characterizing heathen life, and the moral degradation of men during those times of darkness and demon-worship, with the catalog of sins that characterize those who have the form of godliness, we shall find that it is nearly the same, and morally quite the same (2 Timothy 3 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungratefulh, profane,

JND Translation Notes

Or "ungracious." Cf. Luke 6.35.

W. Kelly Translation

For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy1,

WK Translation Notes

unholy: not ἄγιος (separate from evil to God), but ὄσιος (holy in the sense of gracious and merciful) (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p. 266)