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.

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

New King James Version
but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

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

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
But they will not get very far, for their meaningless nonsense and ignorance will become obvious to everyone, as was that of Jannes and Jambres.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
but they will not advance any further, for their folly will be evident to all, as theirs also became.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 perseverance,…

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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 4298: From pro and kopto; to drive forward, i.e. to advance.

much
πλεῖον (pleion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 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 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

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

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

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 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 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 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 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 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 1552: Perfectly evident, manifest. From ek and delos; wholly evident.

to everyone.
πᾶσιν (pasin)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.


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