2 Timothy 2:17
New International Version
Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

New Living Translation
This kind of talk spreads like cancer, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus.

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

Berean Study Bible
and the talk of such men will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

Berean Literal Bible
and their talk will have pasture to grow like gangrene, among whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

New American Standard Bible
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;

Christian Standard Bible
and their teaching will spread like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are among them.

Contemporary English Version
That sort of talk is like a sore that won't heal. And Hymenaeus and Philetus have been talking this way

Good News Translation
Such teaching is like an open sore that eats away the flesh. Two men who have taught such things are Hymenaeus and Philetus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And their word will spread like gangrene; Hymenaeus and Philetus are among them.

International Standard Version
and what they say will spread everywhere like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that.

NET Bible
and their message will spread its infection like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are in this group.

New Heart English Bible
and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their speech will seize many like a consuming cancer, and one of them is Humenayus, and another, Philetus,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and what they say will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that.

New American Standard 1977
and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And that word will eat away as gangrene, of whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

King James 2000 Bible
And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

American King James Version
And their word will eat as does 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:

Darby Bible Translation
and their word will spread as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus 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.

World English Bible
and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

Young's Literal Translation
and their word as a gangrene will have pasture, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Lord's Approved Workman
16But avoid irreverent and empty chatter, which will only lead to more ungodliness, 17and the talk of such men will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18who have deviated from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already occurred, and they undermine the faith of some.…
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 them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Treasury of Scripture

And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

their word.

Nahum 3:15 There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it …

James 5:3 Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a …

canker. or, gangrene. Hymenaeus.

1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, …







Lexicon
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

talk
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of [such men]
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will
ἕξει (hexei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

spread
νομὴν (nomēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3542: (a) pasture, pasturage, (b) met: growth, increase. Feminine from the same as nomos; pasture, i.e. feeding, or pasturage.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

gangrene.
γάγγραινα (gangraina)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1044: Gangrene, mortification. From graino; an ulcer.

Among [them]
ὧν (hōn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

are
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Hymenaeus
Ὑμέναιος (Hymenaios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5211: Hymenaeus. From Humen; 'hymeneal'; Hymeneus, an opponent of Christianity.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Philetus,
Φιλητός (Philētos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5372: Philetus, a Christian at Rome. From phileo; amiable; Philetus, an opposer of Christianity.
(17) And their word will eat as doth a canker.--Better rendered, as in the margin of the English translation, as doth a gangrene, the usual rendering of the various English versions. "Cancer," which is adopted also by Luther--krebs--fails to express the terrible and deathly nature of the "word" of these false teachers. The life of the sufferer afflicted with cancer may be prolonged for many years; a few hours, however, is sufficient to put a term to the life of the patient attacked with "gangrene," unless the limb affected be at once cut away. To translate this Greek word here by "cancer" is to water down the original, in which St. Paul expresses his dread of the fatal influence of the words of these teachers on the lives of many of the flock of Christ. Perhaps Jerome's words, "a perverse doctrine, beginning with one, at the commencement scarcely finds two or three listeners; but little by little the cancer creeps through the body" (Jerome. in Epist. ad Gal.), has suggested the rendering of the English Version.

Of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus.--Of these false teachers nothing is known beyond the mention, in the First Epistle to Timothy, of Hymenaeus, who, regardless of the severe action which had been taken against him (1Timothy 1:20), was apparently still continuing in his error. Vitringa thinks they were Jews, and probably Samaritans. Their names are simply given as examples of the teachers of error to whom St. Paul was referring--famous leaders, no doubt, in their cheerless school of doctrine.

Verse 17. - Gangrene for canker, A.V. Their word; as opposed to "the Word of truth" in ver. 15. Will eat (νομὴν ἕξει); i.e. spread, like a gangrene, which gradually enlarges its area, corrupting the flesh that was sound before. So these heretical opinions spread in the body of the Church which is affected by them. Νομή is literally "pasture" (John 10:9), "grazing of flocks," and hence is applied to fire (Polybius), which as it were feeds upon all around it, and, in medical language (Hippocrates), to sores and gangrenes, which grow larger and depasture the flesh. Of whom; of the number of those pointed at in the phrase, "their word." Hymenaeus; probably the same person as is mentioned as a blasphemer in 1 Timothy 1:20. Philetus. Nothing is known of him. 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.
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