2 Timothy 3:9
New International Version
But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

New Living Translation
But they won't get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are, just as with Jannes and Jambres.

English Standard Version
But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

Berean Study Bible
But they will not advance much further. For just like Jannes and Jambres, their folly will be plain to everyone.

Berean Literal Bible
But they will not advance much further, for their folly will be plain to all, as also that of those two became.

New American Standard Bible
But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes's and Jambres's folly was also.

King James Bible
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

Christian Standard Bible
But they will not make further progress, for their foolishness will be clear to all, as was the foolishness of Jannes and Jambres.

Contemporary English Version
But they won't get very far with their foolishness. Soon everyone will know the truth about them, just as Jannes and Jambres were found out.

Good News Translation
But they will not get very far, because everyone will see how stupid they are. That is just what happened to Jannes and Jambres.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also.

International Standard Version
But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.

NET Bible
But they will not go much further, for their foolishness will be obvious to everyone, just like it was with Jannes and Jambres.

New Heart English Bible
But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all, as theirs also was.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they will not proceed to their advancement, for their madness is known to every person, just as theirs was also known.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, they won't get very far. Like the stupidity of Jannes and Jambres, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.

New American Standard 1977
But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, as also that of those two came to be.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they shall not prevail, for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as that of those also was.

King James 2000 Bible
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

American King James Version
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.

American Standard Version
But they shall proceed no further. For their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they shall proceed no farther; for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.

Darby Bible Translation
But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became.

English Revised Version
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be.

Webster's Bible Translation
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly will be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.

Weymouth New Testament
But they will have no further success; for their folly will be as clearly manifest to all men, as that of the opponents of Moses came to be.

World English Bible
But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.

Young's Literal Translation
but they shall not advance any further, for their folly shall be manifest to all, as theirs also did become.
Study Bible
Evil in the Last Days
8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and disqualified from the faith. 9But they will not advance much further. For just like Jannes and Jambres, their folly will be plain to everyone. 10You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,…
Cross References
Exodus 7:11
But Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers and magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same things by their magic arts.

Exodus 7:12
Each one threw down his staff, and it became a serpent. But Aaron's staff swallowed up the other staffs.

Exodus 8:18
The magicians tried to produce gnats using their magic arts, but they could not. And the gnats remained on man and beast.

Exodus 9:11
The magicians could not stand before Moses, because the boils had broken out on them and on all the Egyptians.

Luke 6:11
But the scribes and Pharisees were filled with rage and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.

Treasury of Scripture

But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as their's also was.

their.

2 Timothy 3:8
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

Exodus 7:12
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Exodus 8:18,19
And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast…







Lexicon
But
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

they will not advance
προκόψουσιν (prokopsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4298: From pro and kopto; to drive forward, i.e. to advance.

much
πλεῖον (pleion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

further.
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

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

[Jannes and Jambres],
ἐκείνων (ekeinōn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

their
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.

folly
ἄνοια (anoia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 454: Folly, madness, foolishness. From a compound of a and nous; stupidity; by implication, rage.

will be
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 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.

plain
ἔκδηλος (ekdēlos)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1552: Perfectly evident, manifest. From ek and delos; wholly evident.

to everyone.
πᾶσιν (pasin)
Adjective - Dative 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.
(9) But they shall proceed no further.--After that St. Paul, with no gentle hand, had torn aside the veil which was hiding apparently from Timothy the real state of his great charge at Ephesus, and had pointed out what fearful ravages among his flock had been committed by these ambitious and evil men, the Apostle proceeds to comfort his friend and disciple with the assurance that, great though the mischief already accomplished was, still it should proceed no further. To human eyes, such a state of things as here pictured by the Apostle would appear desperate. It would seem as though a deadly and incurable cancer was eating away the whole life of the community; but Timothy need not despair: the evil would only be allowed to advance to a certain point; and since St. Paul thus wrote, the same prophecy, not only in Ephesus but in a thousand churches, has been fulfilled to the very letter. Still, the same old foes under new faces make havoc of the Church. But they never seem to advance beyond a certain point, and after all these centuries the Church is still full of faith and life, bright, too, in spite of discouragements, in spite of the perpetual presence of these treacherous, deceitful men, with promise for the future.

For their folly shall be manifest.--Men and women would be led away for a season by the plausible words of such deceivers, but one school of error after another would fall into disrepute, then into neglect, then into the silent darkness of utter oblivion (the event in numberless instances has shown the truth of this prophecy); and Timothy might take comfort, by considering what Holy Scripture had placed on record respecting the Egyptian sorcerers, whose folly was manifest unto all men (Exodus 8:18-19; Exodus 9:11). Their folly was yet more manifest when men considered their latter end. (See Note above on Jannes and Jambres, 2Timothy 3:8.)

Verse 9. - Evident for manifest, A.V.; came to be for was, A.V. Shall proceed (proko/yousin); as ch. 2:16 (where see note) and ver. 13. The apostle's meaning here is, as explained by the example of the magicians, that heresies shall not prevail against the truth. Απὶ πλεῖον means beyond the point indicated in his description of their future progressive evil. They would "proceed further in ungodliness," as he said in 2 Timothy 2:16, but not up to the point of destroying the gospel, as history has shown. The various forms of Gnosticism have perished. The gospel remains. As theirs also came to be (Exodus 8:18, 19). Surely the A.V. "was" is better. 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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