2 Timothy 3:4

4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—

2 Timothy 3:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
ESV
4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
NLT
4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.
MSG
4 treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God.
CSB
4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

2 Timothy 3:4 Meaning and Commentary

2 Timothy 3:4

Traitors
To their princes and sovereigns, whose deaths they have contrived and compassed, and whom they have assassinated and murdered; and have been betrayers of the secrets of persons, which they have come at by auricular confession to them; and of their best and nearest friends, to preserve and secure themselves.

Heady;
rash, daring, bold, and impudent, fit to say and do any thing, though ever so vile and wicked.

High, minded;
puffed and swelled up with a vain conceit of themselves, and speaking great swelling words of vanity;

lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God;
lovers of sinful pleasures, or the pleasures of sin, which are but for a season, and not God; serving divers lusts and pleasures, and not God; making a god of their belly; sensual idolaters, delighting themselves in their carnal lusts, and not in the service of God.

2 Timothy 3:4 In-Context

2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 25:3
  • 2. 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 Timothy 6:4