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2 Timothy 3

2 Tim. 3:5 KJV (With Strong’s)

kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
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
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
w a form
morphosis (Greek #3446)
formation, i.e. (by implication), appearance (semblance or (concretely) formula)
KJV usage: form.
Pronounce: mor'-fo-sis
Origin: from 3445
of godliness
eusebeia (Greek #2150)
piety; specially, the gospel scheme
KJV usage: godliness, holiness.
Pronounce: yoo-seb'-i-ah
Origin: from 2152
, but
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
arneomai (Greek #720)
to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate
KJV usage: deny, refuse.
Pronounce: ar-neh'-om-ahee
Origin: perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of 4483
the power
dunamis (Greek #1411)
force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself)
KJV usage: ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-is
Origin: from 1410
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
: from
apotrepo (Greek #665)
to deflect, i.e. (reflexively) avoid
KJV usage: turn away.
Pronounce: ap-ot-rep'-o
Origin: from 575 and the base of 5157
toutous (Greek #5128)
these (persons, as objective of verb or preposition)
KJV usage: such, them, these, this.
Pronounce: too'-tooce
Origin: accusative case plural masculine of 3778
turn away
apotrepo (Greek #665)
to deflect, i.e. (reflexively) avoid
KJV usage: turn away.
Pronounce: ap-ot-rep'-o
Origin: from 575 and the base of 5157

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a form.
Isa. 29:13• 13Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isa. 29:13)
Isa. 48:1‑2• 1Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
2For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The Lord of hosts is his name.
(Isa. 48:1‑2)
Isa. 58:1‑3• 1Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labors.
(Isa. 58:1‑3)
Ezek. 33:30‑32• 30Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.
31And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
32And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
(Ezek. 33:30‑32)
Matt. 7:15• 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matt. 7:15)
Matt. 23:27‑28• 27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
(Matt. 23:27‑28)
Rom. 2:20‑24• 20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
21Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonorest thou God?
24For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
(Rom. 2:20‑24)
1 Tim. 5:8• 8But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (1 Tim. 5:8)
Titus 1:16• 16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. (Titus 1:16)
2 Tim. 2:16,23• 16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
23But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
(2 Tim. 2:16,23)
Rom. 16:17‑18• 17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
(Rom. 16:17‑18)
Eph. 4:14• 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Eph. 4:14)
2 Thess. 3:6,14• 6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
14And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
(2 Thess. 3:6,14)
1 Tim. 6:5• 5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. (1 Tim. 6:5)
Titus 3:10• 10A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; (Titus 3:10)
2 John 10‑12• 10If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
12Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
(2 John 10‑12)
 {Satan} deceives souls by the specious appearances of which the Apostle here speaks-that which bears the name of Christianity, that which before men has the character of godliness, and which the flesh will accept as such much more readily than that which, because it is true godliness, is contrary to the flesh. (2 Timothy 3 by J.N. Darby)
 it is the responsibility of the believer to discern the evil, indeed the persons involved in it, and to walk apart from them, whatever their pretensions or forms of godliness. (article #86520)
 these abominations are concealed under a form of godliness, and that it is the Spirit of God who, through the apostle, drags them here out into the light for our warning and guidance. Under such a cloak these men might outwardly pass, as the Pharisees of old did, for pious and devoted men (article #86520)

J. N. Darby Translation

having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.

W. Kelly Translation

having a form of pietya, but having denied the power thereof; and from these turn away.

WK Translation Notes

Or, "godliness."