2 Timothy 3:12
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,

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Berean Literal Bible
And all also desiring to live piously 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
In fact, anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others.

Good News Translation
Everyone who wants to live a godly life in union with Christ Jesus will be persecuted;

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.

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

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.

New American Standard 1977
And indeed, all who desire to live godly 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,
Study Bible
All Scripture is God-Breathed
11my persecutions, and the sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13while evil men and imposters go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.…
Cross References
John 15:20
Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

1 Corinthians 15:19
If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men.

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

Titus 2:12
It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Treasury of Scripture

Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

live.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

1 Timothy 2:2
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

shall.

Joshua 17:14
And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?

Psalm 37:12-15
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth…

Matthew 5:10-12
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…







Lexicon
Indeed,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

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

desire
θέλοντες (thelontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to live
ζῆν (zēn)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

godly [lives]
εὐσεβῶς (eusebōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2153: Piously, religiously. Adverb from eusebes; piously.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

will be persecuted,
διωχθήσονται (diōchthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.
(12) Yea, and all that will live godly.--But St. Paul would not allow it to be thought for a moment that in the fact of his enduring persecution and suffering there was anything remarkable or singular; so he adds the words of this verse, which repeat in a peculiarly solemn way the great Christian truth that eternal glory was only to be reached by man through an avenue of sufferings. "No cross, no crown," is one of the watchwords of the faith. To the statement, "all that will live godly," it is noticeable that the Apostle adds "in Christ Jesus:" thus telling us there can be no true piety except in communion with Him. So Bengel: "Extra Jesum Christum nulla pietas." And piety, adds St. Paul, will ever suffer persecution; for the world is at enmity with the kingdom of God. "Because ye are not of the world . . . therefore the world hateth you" (John 15:19; so, too, Matthew 10:22; Matthew 10:38-39).

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). 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.
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