2 Timothy 2:18
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New International Version
who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.

New Living Translation
They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith.

English Standard Version
who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some.

New American Standard Bible
men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.

King James Bible
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and are overturning the faith of some.

International Standard Version
They have abandoned the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already taken place, and so they destroy the faith of others.

NET Bible
They have strayed from the truth by saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and they are undermining some people's faith.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These who have wandered from the truth, while saying that the resurrection of the dead has occurred, and overthrow the faith of some.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have abandoned the truth. They are destroying the faith of others by saying that people who have died have already come back to life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who have erred from the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past and have overthrown the faith of some.

King James 2000 Bible
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

American King James Version
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

American Standard Version
men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who have erred from the truth, saying, that the resurrection is past already, and have subverted the faith of some.

Darby Bible Translation
[men] who as to the truth have gone astray, saying that the resurrection has taken place already; and overthrow the faith of some.

English Revised Version
men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

Weymouth New Testament
In the matter of the truth they have gone astray, saying that the Resurrection is already past, and so they are overthrowing the faith of some.

World English Bible
men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some.

Young's Literal Translation
who concerning the truth did swerve, saying the rising again to have already been, and do overthrow the faith of some;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:14-21 Those disposed to strive, commonly strive about matters of small moment. But strifes of words destroy the things of God. The apostle mentions some who erred. They did not deny the resurrection, but they corrupted that true doctrine. Yet nothing can be so foolish or erroneous, but it will overturn the temporary faith of some professors. This foundation has two writings on it. One speaks our comfort. None can overthrow the faith of any whom God hath chosen. The other speaks our duty. Those who would have the comfort of the privilege, must make conscience of the duty Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, Tit 2:14. The church of Christ is like a dwelling: some furniture is of great value; some of smaller value, and put to meaner uses. Some professors of religion are like vessels of wood and earth. When the vessels of dishonour are cast out to be destroyed, the others will be filled with all the fulness of God. We must see to it that we are holy vessels. Every one in the church whom God approves, will be devoted to his Master's service, and thus fitted for his use.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Men who for who, A.V. Have erred (ἠστόχησαν); see 1 Timothy 1:6 (note) and 1 Tim 6:21. In Matthew 22:29 and in Mark 12:24 our Lord's word for "erring" is πλανᾶσθε. It is remarkable that it was the subject of the resurrection which was so misunderstood in both cases. The heretics to whom St. Paul here alludes probably explained away the resurrection, as the Gnostics in the time of Irenaeus and Tertullian did (Huther), by spiritualizing it in the sense of Romans 6:4; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:12; Colossians 3:1, etc. It is the usual way with heresy to corrupt and destroy the gospel, under pretence of improving it. And there are always some weak brethren ready to be deceived and misled. Overthrow (ἀνατρέπουσί); elsewhere in the New Testament only in Titus 1:11; but common in LXX. and in classical Greek.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who concerning the truth have erred,.... That is, the two persons just mentioned; they fell from the truth, wandered and departed from it; they did not keep to the Scriptures of truth, but deviated from them; they missed that mark, and went astray into gross errors and mistakes; rejected the Gospel, the word of truth, in general, and particularly in

saying, that the resurrection is past already; and no other is to be expected; or that there was no future resurrection of the dead: their error was, as some think, that there is no other resurrection than that of parents in their children, who, though they die, live in their posterity; or than the resurrection of Christ, and of the saints, that rose at the same time; or rather, that there is no other resurrection than the spiritual one, or regeneration, which is a quickening of dead sinners, or the resurrection of them from the death of sin, to a life of grace; which seems to be the truest account of their principle, seeing this is what has been received and propagated by others since; though some have thought that they gave into the Palingenesia of the Pythagoreans, who supposed that when men die, their souls go into other bodies; and that these men imagined, that this is all the resurrection that will be: and others have been of opinion, that their notion was, that whereas the deliverance of the Jews out of the Babylonish captivity is signified by a resurrection of them, in Ezekiel 37:1 that this is the resurrection they meant was past, and no other to be looked for; but that which has been fixed upon seems to be the truest account:

and overthrow the faith of some; the Ethiopic version reads, "of many"; that is, of nominal professors of religion; not of true believers, for true faith cannot be overthrown. Hence it follows,

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. erred—Greek, "missed the aim" (see 1Ti 6:21).

is past already—has already taken place. The beginnings of the subsequent Gnostic heresy already existed. They "wrested" (2Pe 3:16) Paul's own words (Ro 6:4; Eph 2:6; Col 2:12) "to their own destruction," as though the resurrection was merely the spiritual raising of souls from the death of sin. Compare 1Co 15:12, where he shows all our hopes of future glory rest on the literal reality of the resurrection. To believe it past (as the Seleucians or Hermians did, according to Augustine [Epistles, 119.55, To Januarius, 4]), is to deny it in its true sense.

overthrow—trying to subvert "the foundation" on which alone faith can rest secure (2Ti 2:19; compare Tit 1:11).

2 Timothy 2:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord's Approved Workman
17and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some. 19Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:12
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.

1 Timothy 6:21
which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. Grace be with you all.

Titus 1:11
They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
Treasury of Scripture

Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

concerning.

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, …

1 Timothy 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away …

1 Timothy 6:10,21 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted …

Hebrews 3:10 Why I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always …

James 5:19 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

that.

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some …

Colossians 3:1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

overthrow.

2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the …

Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has …

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word …

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have …

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found …

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved …

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …

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