2 Timothy 3:5
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New International Version
having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

New Living Translation
They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

English Standard Version
having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Berean Study Bible
having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!

Berean Literal Bible
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And turn away from these.

New American Standard Bible
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

King James Bible
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!

International Standard Version
They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.

NET Bible
They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these.

New Heart English Bible
holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who have a form of God-worship and are far from his power; remove from you those who are such.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people.

New American Standard 1977
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men as these.

Jubilee Bible 2000
having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

King James 2000 Bible
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

American King James Version
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

American Standard Version
holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. From these also turn away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.

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

English Revised Version
holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.

Webster's Bible Translation
Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from such turn away.

Weymouth New Testament
and will keep up a make-believe of piety and yet live in defiance of its power. Turn away from people of this sort.

World English Bible
holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also.

Young's Literal Translation
having a form of piety, and its power having denied; and from these be turning away,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-9 Even in gospel times there would be perilous times; on account of persecution from without, still more on account of corruptions within. Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and do their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get, and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men do not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedient to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy and without the fear of God, because unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God's gifts, if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts. Times are perilous also, when parents are without natural affection to children. And when men have no rule over their own spirits, but despise that which is good and to be honoured. God is to be loved above all; but a carnal mind, full of enmity against him, prefers any thing before him, especially carnal pleasure. A form of godliness is very different from the power; from such as are found to be hypocrites, real Christians must withdraw. Such persons have been found within the outward church, in every place, and at all times. There ever have been artful men, who, by pretences and flatteries, creep into the favour and confidence of those who are too easy of belief, ignorant, and fanciful. All must be ever learning to know the Lord; but these follow every new notion, yet never seek the truth as it is in Jesus. Like the Egyptian magicians, these were men of corrupt minds, prejudiced against the truth, and found to be quite without faith. Yet though the spirit of error may be let loose for a time, Satan can deceive the nations and the churches no further, and no longer, than God will permit.
Study Bible
Evil in the Last Days
4traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these! 6They are the kind who worm their way into households and captivate vulnerable women who are weighed down with sins and led astray by various passions,…
Cross References
Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who leads an undisciplined life that is not in keeping with the tradition you received from us.

1 Timothy 4:7
But reject irreverent and silly myths. Instead, train yourself for godliness.

1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

1 Timothy 5:8
If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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