2 Timothy 3:3
New International Version
without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,

New Living Translation
They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.

English Standard Version
heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,

Berean Study Bible
unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good,

Berean Literal Bible
unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, savage, haters of good,

New American Standard Bible
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,

King James Bible
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Christian Standard Bible
unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,

Contemporary English Version
heartless, and hateful. Their words will be cruel, and they will have no self-control or pity. These people will hate everything good.

Good News Translation
they will be unkind, merciless, slanderers, violent, and fierce; they will hate the good;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,

International Standard Version
unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good,

NET Bible
unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, savage, opposed to what is good,

New Heart English Bible
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, hateful of good,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Slanderers, captives to desire, cruel, haters of the good,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good.

New American Standard 1977
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,

Jubilee Bible 2000
without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without temperance, without meekness, without goodness,

King James 2000 Bible
Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

American King James Version
Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

American Standard Version
without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,

Darby Bible Translation
without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,

English Revised Version
without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

Webster's Bible Translation
Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Weymouth New Testament
destitute of natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers. They will have no self-control, but will be brutal, opposed to goodness,

World English Bible
without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

Young's Literal Translation
without natural affection, implacable, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, not lovers of those who are good,
Study Bible
Evil in the Last Days
2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good, 4traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,…
Cross References
Romans 1:29
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and hatred. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips,

Romans 1:31
They are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless.

1 Timothy 3:11
In the same way, the women must be dignified, not slanderers, but temperate and faithful in all things.

Titus 1:8
Instead, he must be hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

Treasury of Scripture

Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

natural.

Matthew 10:21
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

Romans 1:31
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

trucebreakers.

2 Samuel 21:1-3
Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites…

Psalm 15:4
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

Ezekiel 17:15-19
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered? …

false accusers.

Matthew 4:1
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

John 6:70
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

See on

1 Timothy 3:11
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

Titus 2:3
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

All in Gr.

1 Corinthians 7:5,9
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency…

2 Peter 2:14,19
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: …

2 Peter 3:3
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

fierce.

Genesis 49:7
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Daniel 8:23
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.







Lexicon
unloving,
ἄστοργοι (astorgoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 794: Unloving, devoid of affection. Hard-hearted towards kindred.

unforgiving,
ἄσπονδοι (aspondoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 786: Implacable, not to be bound by truce. Literally, without libation, i.e. truceless.

slanderous,
διάβολοι (diaboloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1228: From diaballo; a traducer; specially, Satan.

without self-control,
ἀκρατεῖς (akrateis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 193: Lacking self-control, powerless, inclined to excess. Powerless, i.e. Without self-control.

brutal,
ἀνήμεροι (anēmeroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 434: Not tame, fierce, savage. Savage.

without love of good,
ἀφιλάγαθοι (aphilagathoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 865: Not loving that which is good. Hostile to virtue.
(3) Without natural affection.--Careless and regardless of the welfare of those connected with them by ties of blood.

Trucebreakers.--Better rendered, implacable.

False-accusers.--Or, slanderers. (See 1Timothy 3:11.)

Incontinent.--Having no control over the passions.

Fierce.--Inhuman, savage, or merciless.

Despisers of those that are good.--Better rendered, no lovers of good--that is, hostile to every good thought and work.

Verse 3. - Implacable for truce breakers, A.V.; slanderers for false accusers, A.V.; without self-control for incontinent, A.V.; no lovers of good for despisers of those that are good, A.V. Without natural affection (ἄστοργοι); as in Romans 1:31, where in the T.R. it is coupled with ἄσπονδοι, as here. The verb στέργω is "to love," used primarily of the natural affection of parents to their children and children to their parents. And στοργή is that natural love. These persons were without this στοργή, of which Plato says, "A child loves his parents, and is loved by them;" and so, according to St. Paul's judgment in 1 Timothy 5:8, were "worse than infidels." Implacable (ἄσπονδοι); only here according to the R.T., not at all in the LXX., but frequent in classical Greek. Σπονδή was a solemn truce made over a libation to the gods. 'Ασπονδος at first merely expresses that anything was done, or any person was left, without such a truce. But, in a secondary sense, applied to a war, it meant an internecine war admitting of no truce; and thence, as here, applied to a person, it means "implacable," one who will make no truce or treaty with his enemy. The sense "truce breakers" is not justified by any example. Slanderers (διάβολοι); as 1 Timothy 3:11 and Titus 2:3. The arch-slanderer is ὁ διάβολος, the devil, "the accuser of the brethren (ὁ κατήγορυς τῶν ἀδελφῶν)" (Revelation 12:10; see John 6:70). Without self-control (ἀκρατεῖς); here only in the New Testament, not in the LXX. but frequent in classical Greek, in the sense of intemperate in the pursuit or use of anything, e.g., money, the tongue, pleasure, the appetite, etc., which are put in the genitive case. Used absolutely it means generally "without self-control, as here rendered in the R.V. The A.V. "incontinent" (comp. 1 Corinthians 7:5) expresses only one part of the meaning (see ἀκρασία, Matthew 23:25). Fierce (from ferns, wild, savage); ἀνήμεροι; only here in the New Testament, and not found in the LXX., but frequent in the Greek tragedians and others, of persons, countries, plants, etc.; e.g., "Beware of the Chalubes, for they are savage (ἀνήμεροι), and cannot be approached by strangers" (AEschylus, 'Prom. Vinct.,' 734, edit. Scholef.). It corresponds with ἀνελεήμονες, unmerciful (Romans 1:31). No lovers of good (ἀφιλάγαθοι); only here in the New Testament, and not at all in the LXX. or in classical Greek. But φιλάγαθος is found in Wisd. 7:22, and in Aristotle, in the sense of "lovers of that which is good;" and in Titus 1:8. The R.V. seems therefore to be right in rendering here "no lovers of good," rather than as the A.V. "despisers of those which are good," after the Vulgate and the new version of Sanctes Pagninus. 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.
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