2 Timothy 2:17
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English Standard Version
and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

King James Bible
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

American Standard Version
and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: or whom is Hymenaeus an Philetus;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus:

English Revised Version
and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

Webster's Bible Translation
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;

Weymouth New Testament
and their teaching will spread like a running sore. Hymenaeus and Philetus are men of that stamp.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Will eat (νομὴν ἕξει)

Lit. will have pasturage, and so grow. Νομὴ πυρός a spreading of fire: a sore is said νομὴν ποιεῖσθαι to spread. Comp. Acts 4:17, διανεμηθῇ spread, of the influence of the miracle of Peter, from the same root, νέμειν to distribute or divide; often of herdsmen, to pasture. Νομὴ only here and John 10:9

Canker (γάγγραινα)

Transliterated into gangrene. An eating sore; a cancer. N.T.o. olxx. Comp. Ovid:

"Solet immedicabile cancer

Serpere, et illaesas vitiatis addere partes."

Metam. ii. 826

2 Timothy 2:17 Parallel Commentaries

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their word.

Nahum 3:15 There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the cankerworm...

James 5:3 Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire...

canker. or, gangrene. Hymenaeus.

1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Cross References
Acts 14:2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

1 Timothy 1:20
among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

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