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2 Timothy 3

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Overview

2 Timothy 3:1, He advertises him of the times to come; 2 Timothy 3:6, describes the enemies of the truth; 2 Timothy 3:10, propounds unto him his own example; 2 Timothy 3:16, and commends the holy scriptures;

Verse 1

in: 2 Timothy 4:3, Genesis 49:1, Isaiah 2:2, Jeremiah 48:47, Jeremiah 49:39, Ezekiel 38:16, Daniel 10:14, Hosea 3:5, Micah 4:1, 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Peter 3:3, 1 John 2:18, Jude 1:17

perilous: Daniel 7:8, Daniel 7:20-25, Daniel 8:8-14, Daniel 11:36-45, Daniel 12:1, Daniel 12:7, Daniel 12:11, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, 1 Timothy 4:1-3, Revelation 8:1 - Revelation 17:18

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:14 - the latter Deuteronomy 31:29 - corrupt yourselves Psalms 37:18 - the days Psalms 102:23 - He weakened Isaiah 5:20 - them Ezekiel 18:24 - and doeth Daniel 2:28 - in the Daniel 11:34 - cleave Amos 5:13 - an evil Matthew 18:7 - for John 16:13 - he will show Acts 1:7 - It 2 Corinthians 11:3 - so Philippians 3:2 - evil 1 Timothy 1:19 - which 2 Peter 2:1 - even Revelation 9:1 - a star Revelation 11:2 - it is Revelation 16:13 - three Revelation 17:5 - mystery

Verse 2

lovers: 2 Timothy 3:4, Romans 15:1-3, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Philippians 2:21, James 2:8

covetous: Luke 12:15, Romans 1:29, Colossians 3:5, 2 Peter 2:3, 2 Peter 2:14, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11, Jude 1:16, Revelation 18:12, Revelation 18:13

boasters: Psalms 10:3, Psalms 49:6, Psalms 52:1, Isaiah 10:15, Acts 5:36, Romans 1:29-31, Romans 11:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, James 4:16, 2 Peter 2:18, Jude 1:16

proud: Proverbs 6:17, 1 Timothy 6:4, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5

blasphemers: Daniel 7:25, Daniel 11:36, 1 Timothy 1:20, 2 Peter 2:12, Jude 1:10, Revelation 13:1, Revelation 13:5, Revelation 13:6, Revelation 16:9, Revelation 16:11, Revelation 16:21

disobedient: Matthew 15:6, Mark 7:11, Mark 7:12, Romans 1:30

Reciprocal: Leviticus 11:29 - creeping things that creep Psalms 107:31 - Oh that men Proverbs 14:2 - but Proverbs 24:19 - Fret Isaiah 48:1 - not in truth Jeremiah 7:9 - steal Daniel 7:8 - a mouth Micah 7:6 - son Matthew 13:47 - and gathered Luke 10:32 - General Luke 20:47 - for Acts 8:9 - giving Acts 17:17 - daily Romans 1:21 - they glorified Romans 3:10 - none Romans 16:18 - by Ephesians 5:3 - covetousness Titus 3:3 - living

Verse 3

natural: Matthew 10:21, Romans 1:31

trucebreakers: 2 Samuel 21:1-3, Psalms 15:4, Ezekiel 17:15-19, Romans 1:31,*Gr.

false accusers: or, make-bates, Matthew 4:1, John 6:70, 1 Timothy 3:11, Titus 2:3, All in Gr

incontinent: 1 Corinthians 7:5, 1 Corinthians 7:9, 2 Peter 2:14, 2 Peter 2:19, 2 Peter 3:3, Jude 1:16, Jude 1:18

fierce: Genesis 49:7, Daniel 8:23, Revelation 13:15, Revelation 13:17, Revelation 16:6, Revelation 17:6

despisers: Psalms 22:6, Isaiah 53:3, Isaiah 60:14, Luke 10:16, Luke 16:14, 1 Thessalonians 4:8, James 2:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:16 - General Exodus 23:1 - an unrighteous witness Leviticus 19:16 - talebearer 1 Kings 3:26 - give her 2 Chronicles 16:3 - break Proverbs 14:2 - but Ezekiel 17:16 - whose oath Hosea 10:4 - swearing Micah 3:2 - hate Micah 7:6 - son Romans 11:20 - Be Ephesians 4:31 - evil speaking Titus 3:3 - living James 4:11 - Speak

Verse 4

Traitors: 2 Peter 2:10-22, Jude 1:8, Jude 1:9

highminded: Romans 11:20, 1 Timothy 6:17

lovers of God: Romans 16:18, Philippians 3:18, Philippians 3:19, 1 Timothy 5:6, 2 Peter 2:13, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:4, Jude 1:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:41 - them that hate Psalms 52:3 - lovest Proverbs 21:17 - loveth Matthew 22:5 - one Luke 12:19 - take John 15:24 - hated Romans 1:25 - the creature Romans 8:7 - the carnal mind 1 Timothy 6:4 - He 2 Timothy 3:2 - lovers James 5:5 - have lived

Verse 5

a form: Isaiah 29:13, Isaiah 48:1, Isaiah 48:2, Isaiah 58:1-3, Ezekiel 33:30-32, Matthew 7:15, Matthew 23:27, Matthew 23:28, Romans 2:20-24, 1 Timothy 5:8, Titus 1:16

from: 2 Timothy 2:16, 2 Timothy 2:23, Romans 16:17, Romans 16:18, Ephesians 4:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:14, 1 Timothy 6:5, Titus 3:10, 2 John 1:10-12

Reciprocal: Leviticus 11:5 - but divideth Deuteronomy 14:7 - General 1 Samuel 4:3 - it may save 1 Samuel 14:35 - built 1 Samuel 15:30 - that I may worship Proverbs 30:12 - that are Jeremiah 5:2 - though Micah 2:7 - named Matthew 21:19 - and found Matthew 23:3 - for Matthew 25:3 - foolish Mark 7:6 - honoureth Mark 10:20 - General Luke 11:39 - Now Luke 13:26 - We John 10:5 - General Acts 8:9 - giving Acts 17:17 - daily Acts 19:9 - he departed 2 Corinthians 11:13 - false Ephesians 5:11 - no 1 Timothy 4:2 - lies 2 Peter 1:6 - godliness 2 Peter 3:16 - unstable

Verse 6

of this: Matthew 23:14, Titus 1:11, Jude 1:4

laden: Psalms 38:4, Isaiah 1:4, Matthew 11:28

led: 1 Corinthians 12:2, 2 Peter 3:17

divers: Mark 4:19, 1 Timothy 6:9, Titus 3:3, 2 Peter 2:18, Jude 1:16, Jude 1:18

Reciprocal: Job 5:2 - one Jeremiah 23:27 - think Amos 8:12 - shall run Mark 12:40 - devour Luke 20:47 - devour Galatians 2:4 - unawares Ephesians 4:14 - tossed 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold 2 Timothy 4:3 - but 2 John 1:10 - come

Verse 7

learning: 2 Timothy 4:3, 2 Timothy 4:4, Deuteronomy 29:4, Proverbs 14:6, Isaiah 30:10, Isaiah 30:11, Ezekiel 14:4-10, Matthew 13:11, John 3:20, John 3:21, John 5:44, John 12:42, John 12:43, 1 Corinthians 3:1-4, Ephesians 4:14, Hebrews 5:11

never: 1 Timothy 2:4

the knowledge: 2 Timothy 2:25

Reciprocal: Isaiah 28:10 - For precept Amos 8:12 - shall run John 8:32 - ye shall 1 Corinthians 3:12 - wood 1 Timothy 1:7 - understanding

Verse 8

as: Exodus 7:11, Exodus 7:22, Exodus 8:7, Exodus 8:18

resist: 2 Timothy 4:15, 1 Kings 22:22-24, Jeremiah 28:1-17, Acts 13:8-11, Acts 15:24, Galatians 1:7-9, Galatians 2:4, Galatians 2:5, Ephesians 4:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, Titus 1:10, 2 Peter 2:1-3, 1 John 2:18, 1 John 4:1, Revelation 2:6, Revelation 2:14, Revelation 2:15, Revelation 2:20

men: Acts 8:21, Acts 8:22, Romans 1:28, Romans 16:18, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 1 Timothy 1:19, 1 Timothy 4:2, 1 Timothy 6:5, Titus 1:16, 2 Peter 2:14, Jude 1:18, Jude 1:19

reprobate: or, of no judgment, 2 Corinthians 13:5, 2 Corinthians 13:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:11 - General 1 Kings 18:29 - voice 1 Kings 22:11 - horns of iron 2 Chronicles 18:10 - horns of iron Ezra 4:2 - Let us Nehemiah 6:14 - on the prophetess Proverbs 22:12 - he Ecclesiastes 1:10 - it hath Ecclesiastes 9:18 - sinner Jeremiah 29:27 - which Ezekiel 13:20 - and will Daniel 1:20 - the magicians Daniel 4:7 - but Micah 3:7 - the seers Matthew 23:13 - for ye shut Luke 20:7 - that Luke 20:26 - they could Acts 8:9 - used Acts 13:6 - a false Acts 16:16 - possessed 1 Corinthians 8:13 - if meat 2 Timothy 3:9 - their 2 Timothy 3:13 - evil Revelation 9:4 - that they Revelation 13:13 - he maketh Revelation 13:16 - or

Verse 9

their: 2 Timothy 3:8, Exodus 7:12, Exodus 8:18, Exodus 8:19, Exodus 9:11, 1 Kings 22:25, Psalms 76:10, Jeremiah 28:15-17, Jeremiah 29:21-23, Jeremiah 29:31, Jeremiah 29:32, Jeremiah 37:19, Acts 13:11, Acts 19:15-17

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:29 - voice Proverbs 22:12 - he Ezekiel 13:3 - foolish Ezekiel 13:20 - and will Ezekiel 13:23 - ye shall see Daniel 1:20 - the magicians Daniel 4:7 - but Micah 3:7 - the seers Luke 13:17 - all his Luke 20:7 - that Luke 20:26 - they could Acts 8:9 - used 1 Corinthians 3:13 - man's 1 Corinthians 8:13 - if meat Galatians 1:7 - pervert 1 John 2:19 - they might Revelation 9:4 - that they

Verse 10

thou hast fully known: or, thou hast been a diligent follower of, Luke 1:3, Philippians 2:22, 1 Timothy 4:6,*Gr.

my: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:17, 2 Timothy 4:3, Acts 2:42, Romans 16:17, Ephesians 4:14, 1 Timothy 1:3, 1 Timothy 4:12, 1 Timothy 4:13, Titus 2:7, Hebrews 13:9, 2 John 1:9, 2 John 1:10

manner: Acts 20:18, Acts 26:4, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 2 Peter 3:11

purpose: Daniel 1:8, Acts 11:23, 2 Corinthians 1:17

faith: 2 Timothy 2:22, 2 Corinthians 6:4-10, 1 Timothy 4:12, 1 Timothy 6:11, 2 Peter 1:5-7

Reciprocal: Romans 12:12 - patient 1 Corinthians 4:17 - my ways 1 Corinthians 13:4 - suffereth 1 Corinthians 14:6 - doctrine 2 Corinthians 6:6 - knowledge 1 Thessalonians 2:10 - how 1 Thessalonians 3:7 - in all 1 Timothy 4:10 - therefore 2 Timothy 1:12 - the which 2 Timothy 4:2 - all 2 Timothy 4:5 - endure 3 John 1:11 - follow

Verse 11

Persecutions: Acts 9:16, Acts 20:19, Acts 20:23, Acts 20:24, Romans 8:35-37, 1 Corinthians 4:9-11, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, 2 Corinthians 4:8-11, 2 Corinthians 11:23-28, Hebrews 10:33-34

at Antioch: Acts 13:45, Acts 13:50, Acts 13:51, Acts 14:2, Acts 14:5, Acts 14:6, Acts 14:19-21

but: 2 Timothy 4:7, 2 Timothy 4:17, 2 Timothy 4:18, Genesis 48:16, 2 Samuel 22:1, 2 Samuel 22:49, Job 5:19, Job 5:20, Psalms 34:19, Psalms 37:40, Psalms 91:2-6, Psalms 91:14, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 41:14, Isaiah 43:2, Jeremiah 1:19, Daniel 6:27, Acts 9:23-25, Acts 21:32, Acts 21:33, Acts 23:10, Acts 23:12-24, Acts 25:3, Acts 25:4, Acts 26:17, Acts 26:22, 2 Corinthians 1:10, 2 Peter 2:9

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:14 - but God Psalms 107:6 - he delivered Isaiah 33:18 - heart Jeremiah 38:28 - General Matthew 5:10 - are Luke 6:22 - when men Acts 14:21 - Lystra Acts 16:1 - to Derbe Acts 16:2 - Iconium 1 Corinthians 4:11 - and are buffeted 1 Corinthians 13:7 - endureth 2 Corinthians 6:4 - afflictions 1 Thessalonians 3:3 - we are 2 Timothy 2:3 - endure Hebrews 11:25 - Choosing

Verse 12

live: 2 Corinthians 1:12, 1 Timothy 2:2, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 Timothy 6:3, Titus 1:1, Titus 2:12, 2 Peter 3:11

shall: Joshua 17:14, Psalms 37:12-15, Matthew 5:10-12, Matthew 10:22-25, Matthew 16:24, Matthew 23:34, Mark 10:30, Luke 14:26, Luke 14:27, John 15:19-21, John 16:2, John 16:33, John 17:14, Acts 14:22, 1 Corinthians 15:19, 1 Thessalonians 3:3, 1 Thessalonians 3:4, Hebrews 11:32-38, 1 Peter 2:20, 1 Peter 2:21, 1 Peter 3:14, 1 Peter 4:12-16, 1 Peter 5:9, 1 Peter 5:10, Revelation 1:9, Revelation 1:10, Revelation 7:14, Revelation 12:4, Revelation 12:7-10

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:7 - greatly Joshua 10:4 - we may Psalms 34:19 - Many Mark 10:21 - take Luke 6:22 - when men Luke 9:23 - If 2 Corinthians 6:4 - afflictions 1 Timothy 4:7 - exercise Hebrews 11:25 - Choosing 2 Peter 2:9 - the godly 1 John 3:13 - if

Verse 13

evil: 2 Timothy 3:8, 2 Timothy 2:16, 2 Timothy 2:17, 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10, 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Peter 2:20, 2 Peter 3:3, Revelation 12:9, Revelation 13:14, Revelation 18:23

being: Job 12:16, Isaiah 44:20, Ezekiel 14:9, Ezekiel 14:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:5 - General Leviticus 13:3 - deeper Leviticus 13:35 - General 1 Samuel 19:1 - And Saul 1 Kings 13:33 - made again 2 Chronicles 33:23 - trespassed more and more Psalms 119:118 - their deceit Proverbs 10:16 - the fruit Proverbs 14:8 - folly Isaiah 30:1 - add Jeremiah 9:3 - for they Jeremiah 16:12 - worse Jeremiah 29:8 - Let Ezekiel 8:13 - greater Ezekiel 8:15 - Hast Ezekiel 13:10 - seduced Hosea 13:2 - now Malachi 2:12 - the master and the scholar Matthew 7:15 - which Luke 6:39 - Can Luke 21:8 - Take 1 Corinthians 3:12 - wood 1 Corinthians 3:18 - deceive 2 Corinthians 11:3 - so Galatians 6:3 - he deceiveth Ephesians 4:14 - tossed Colossians 2:4 - lest Colossians 2:8 - philosophy Titus 1:10 - there James 1:22 - deceiving 1 John 1:8 - we deceive 1 John 2:26 - concerning 1 John 4:1 - many Revelation 16:11 - and repented not Revelation 22:11 - that is unjust

Verse 14

continue: 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 Timothy 2:2, 1 Timothy 4:16

assured: Acts 17:31, Romans 14:5, *marg. Colossians 2:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, Hebrews 6:11, Hebrews 10:22

knowing: 2 Timothy 3:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Reciprocal: John 5:39 - Search John 8:31 - If Acts 2:42 - they 1 Timothy 4:6 - nourished 1 Timothy 6:20 - keep

Verse 15

from: 2 Timothy 1:5, 1 Samuel 2:18, 2 Chronicles 34:3, Psalms 71:17, Proverbs 8:17, Proverbs 22:6, Ecclesiastes 12:1, Luke 1:15, Luke 2:40

the holy: Daniel 10:21, Matthew 22:29, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:32, Luke 24:45, Acts 17:2, Romans 1:2, Romans 16:26, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Corinthians 15:4, 2 Peter 1:20, 2 Peter 1:21, 2 Peter 3:16

which: Psalms 19:7, John 5:39, John 5:40, Acts 10:43, Acts 13:29, Acts 13:38, Acts 13:39, 1 Peter 1:10-12, 1 John 5:11, 1 John 5:12, Revelation 19:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - command Exodus 35:29 - the Lord Numbers 3:15 - General Deuteronomy 4:6 - this is your Deuteronomy 17:19 - General Deuteronomy 31:12 - men 1 Samuel 1:28 - he worshipped 1 Kings 18:12 - from my youth Psalms 34:11 - Come Psalms 49:3 - mouth Psalms 71:5 - my trust Psalms 111:10 - a good understanding Psalms 119:9 - by taking Psalms 119:24 - my counsellors Psalms 119:99 - for thy Psalms 119:130 - it giveth Psalms 147:19 - showeth Proverbs 1:2 - General Proverbs 2:7 - layeth Proverbs 4:4 - He Proverbs 14:8 - wisdom Proverbs 18:15 - General Proverbs 22:20 - General Proverbs 28:26 - but Proverbs 31:1 - his Proverbs 31:28 - children Song of Solomon 8:2 - who Isaiah 8:20 - the law Jeremiah 8:9 - lo Daniel 9:2 - understood Matthew 19:15 - General Matthew 20:2 - he sent Mark 10:14 - Suffer Mark 12:24 - Do Luke 11:36 - the whole Luke 16:29 - have John 15:16 - that your John 20:30 - General Acts 8:28 - and sitting Acts 16:1 - which Acts 16:2 - was Acts 17:11 - and searched Romans 2:18 - being instructed Romans 3:2 - because Romans 16:19 - yet 1 Corinthians 1:30 - wisdom Galatians 3:8 - the scripture Ephesians 1:13 - the gospel Ephesians 6:4 - but Colossians 2:3 - In whom Colossians 3:16 - the word 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - belief 1 Timothy 5:10 - if she have brought 2 Timothy 1:3 - whom 2 Timothy 3:14 - knowing James 1:21 - which 1 Peter 1:5 - through

Verse 16

All: 2 Samuel 23:2, Matthew 21:42, Matthew 22:31, Matthew 22:32, Matthew 22:43, Matthew 26:54, Matthew 26:56, Mark 12:24, Mark 12:36, John 10:35, Acts 1:16, Acts 28:25, Romans 3:2, Romans 15:4, Galatians 3:8, Hebrews 3:7, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:19-21

and is: Psalms 19:7-11, Psalms 119:97-104, Psalms 119:130, Micah 2:7, Acts 20:20, Acts 20:27, 1 Corinthians 12:7, Ephesians 4:11-16

for doctrine: 2 Timothy 3:10

for reproof: 2 Timothy 4:2, Proverbs 6:23, Proverbs 15:10, Proverbs 15:31, John 3:20, Ephesians 5:11-13, Hebrews 11:1,*Gr.

for instruction: 2 Timothy 2:25, Deuteronomy 4:36, Nehemiah 9:20, Psalms 119:9, Psalms 119:11, Matthew 13:52, Acts 18:25, Romans 2:20

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:8 - General Deuteronomy 29:29 - revealed Job 32:8 - the inspiration Job 36:4 - perfect Psalms 102:18 - This Psalms 119:160 - Thy word is true from the beginning Zephaniah 1:1 - word Acts 16:1 - which Romans 4:23 - General Romans 12:2 - good 1 Corinthians 14:6 - doctrine Hebrews 5:13 - the word James 2:23 - the scripture 1 Peter 2:6 - it 2 Peter 1:21 - the prophecy

Verse 17

the man: Psalms 119:98-100, 1 Timothy 6:11

thoroughly furnished: or, perfected, 2 Timothy 2:21, Nehemiah 2:18, Acts 9:36, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Ephesians 2:10, Titus 2:14, Titus 3:1, Hebrews 10:24

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:8 - General Deuteronomy 33:1 - the man Joshua 14:6 - the man 2 Chronicles 25:7 - a man of God Nehemiah 12:24 - the man Job 36:4 - perfect Psalms 102:18 - This Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Matthew 13:52 - scribe Mark 14:6 - a good Acts 20:20 - profitable Romans 4:23 - General Romans 12:2 - good Romans 15:4 - whatsoever 2 Corinthians 13:9 - even Philippians 3:15 - as 1 Timothy 5:10 - good 2 Timothy 3:10 - my James 1:4 - perfect and

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-timothy-3.html.
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