2 Timothy 3:12
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New International Version
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

New Living Translation
Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

English Standard Version
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

New American Standard Bible
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

King James Bible
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

International Standard Version
Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with the Messiah Jesus will be persecuted.

NET Bible
Now in fact all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But also, all those who choose to live in the worship of God in Yeshua The Messiah are persecuted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who try to live a godly life because they believe in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all that desire to live godly in Christ Jesus shall also suffer persecution.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

American King James Version
Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

American Standard Version
Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.

Darby Bible Translation
And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

English Revised Version
Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Weymouth New Testament
And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

World English Bible
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Young's Literal Translation
and all also who will to live piously in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:10-13 The more fully we know the doctrine of Christ, as taught by the apostles, the more closely we shall cleave to it. When we know the afflictions of believers only in part, they tempt us to decline the cause for which they suffer. A form of godliness, a profession of Christian faith without a godly life, often is allowed to pass, while open profession of the truth as it is in Jesus, and resolute attention to the duties of godliness, stir up the scorn and enmity of the world. As good men, by the grace of God, grow better, so bad men, through the craft of Satan, and the power of their own corruptions, grow worse. The way of sin is down-hill; such go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. Those who deceive others, deceive themselves, as they will find at last, to their cost. The history of the outward church, awfully shows that the apostle spake this as he was moved by the Holy Ghost.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Would for will, A.V. Yea and all (καὶ πάντες δὲ). As though he had said. "Mine is not a solitary example of a servant of God being persecuted; it is the common lot of all who will live godly in Christ Jesus" (comp. John 15:20 and 1 Peter 4:1, 12, 13).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus,.... All that live according to the will of God revealed in his word; and to the glory of God, as the end of all their actions; and which the grace of God in the Gospel, and in their own hearts, teaches them; and who have the principles of a godly life from Christ, and derive the fresh supplies of grace and life from him, to maintain it; in whom their life is hid, and who live by faith upon him; all such that live, and that will live so, are desirous of living after this manner; in whom God has wrought in them both to will and to do, and are concerned when it is otherwise with them: these

shall suffer persecution; it is the will of God, and the appointment of heaven; Christ has foretold it, that so it shall be; and he the head has suffered it himself, and it is necessary that his members should, that they may be conformed unto him; it is the way Christ himself went to glory, and through many tribulations his people must enter the kingdom; and this is the common lot and certain case of all the saints, in one shape or another; for though all do not suffer confiscation of goods, beating, scourging, imprisonment, or a violent death; yet all are more or less afflicted and distressed by wicked men, and are subject to their reproaches and revilings, which are a branch of persecution; and that for professing Christ, and living a godly life in him and under his influence: and since such suffer as Christians, and not as evildoers; and this is the common condition of the people of God, in this world, it should not be thought strange, but be cheerfully endured; to encourage to which is the apostle's view in this passage.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Yea, and—an additional consideration for Timothy: if he wishes to live godly in Christ, he must make up his mind to encounter persecution.

that will, &c.—Greek, "all whose will is to live," &c. So far should persecution be from being a stumbling-block to Timothy, he should consider it a mark of the pious. So the same Greek is used of the same thing, Lu 14:28, 33, "intending (Greek, 'wishing') to build a tower … counteth the cost."

live godly in Christ—(Ga 2:20; Php 1:21). There is no godliness (Greek, "piously") or piety out of Christ. The world easily puts up with the mask of a religion which depends on itself, but the piety which derives its vigor directly from Christ is as odious to modern Christians as it was to the ancient Jews [Bengel].

shall suffer persecution—and will not decline it (Ga 5:11). Bishop Pearson proves the divine origination of Christianity from its success being inexplicable on the supposition of its being of human origin. The nature of its doctrine was no way likely to command success: (1) it condemns all other religions, some established for ages; (2) it enjoins precepts ungrateful to flesh and blood, the mortifying of the flesh, the love of enemies, and the bearing of the cross; (3) it enforces these seemingly unreasonable precepts by promises seemingly incredible; not good things such as afford complacency to our senses, but such as cannot be obtained till after this life, and presuppose what then seemed impossible, the resurrection; (4) it predicts to its followers what would seem sure to keep most of the world from embracing it, persecutions.

2 Timothy 3:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
All Scripture is God-Breathed
11persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 12Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.…
Cross References
John 15:20
Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

1 Corinthians 15:19
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Titus 2:12
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
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