2 Timothy 3:4

4 treacherous, reckless, 1swollen with conceit, 2lovers 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 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,
4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 Timothy 6:4
  • 2. Philippians 3:19