3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Which are able to make thee wise unto salvation. If God is all-wise and all-powerful, if everything that He does is in love, and if He is working out a purpose that is in our best interest (that we might live forever with Him), why would God even give a body of laws—which Jesus said would never pass away until all is fulfilled (Matthew 5:18), and which Paul wrote is spiritual, holy, just, and good (Romans 7:12)—if God did not intend that its letter and/or spirit should be used for all time? WHAT IS THE BIBLE? Proud member (, The King James Version is in the public domain. This is essential. Which best represents the problem with the comment. Nothing has contributed more to falsify and undermine faith in the Scripture and the orthodox view concerning it than the unhistoric and unnatural practise of considering the Scripture of the Old and the New Testament at the same time. Salem Media Group. Paul had reason to entrust Timothy with the church's doctrine: He had been trained in the scriptures, in a Christian way of life, by his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. John W. Ritenbaugh It is a maxim with the Jews, that when a child was five years of age, it was proper to teach him the Scriptures. The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Sixteen). It is easy for us to think of the Old Testament as the book of Judaism, and that Christianity's roots are in Judaism. 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Amplified® Through faith which is in Christ Jesus; - see the Mark 16:16 note; Romans 1:17 note. The mother of Timothy was a pious Hebrewess, and regarded it as one of the duties of her religion to train her son in the careful knowledge of the word of God. 2 Timothy 3:15, KJV: "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." Paul has just given Timothy a heads up on how he would be able to face the things that would come upon him. The King James Version is in the public domain. Able to make thee wise unto salvation - The apostle is here evidently speaking of the Jewish Scriptures; and he tells us that they are able to make us wise unto salvation provided we have faith in Jesus Christ. Men are not wise of themselves; they are naturally without an understanding of spiritual things; and the things of the Spirit of God cannot be known by natural men, because they are spiritually discerned; particularly they are not wise in the business of salvation, of which either they are insensible themselves, and negligent; or foolishly build their hopes of it upon their civility, morality, legal righteousness, or an outward profession of religion: but the Scriptures are able to make men wise and knowing in this respect; for the Gospel is one part of the Scriptures, which is the Gospel of salvation, and shows unto men the way of salvation. The Jew, then, has no excuse if he is not saved. Through faith which is in Christ Jesus. At its worst, saying that the law—or any portion of the Bible—is "done away" could be spiritually suicidal. He said directly that they had rejected God's commandments in order to keep their own traditions. It is only possible in this brief study, of a great subject, to indicate the line of some of the answers. VIII, Dread of Ridicule. "And they laughed Him to scorn." 2 Timothy 3:15 KJV 2 Timothy 3:15 Bible Apps 2 Timothy 3:15 Biblia Paralela 2 Timothy 3:15 Chinese Bible 2 Timothy 3:15 French Bible 2 Timothy 3:15 German Bible 2 Timothy 3:15 Commentaries 12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. King James Version (KJV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, 2 Timothy 3:15 in all English translations, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. Go to. Obviously, God would be with him if he would do these things, but the constant inspiration and help that he would need would come out of Scripture. 6. (3) it is proper to teach the “Old” Testament to children - since this was all that Timothy had, and this was made the means of his salvation. - Webster's Bibleand that from infancy you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to obtain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.- Weymouth BibleFrom infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.- World English Biblefor thou hast knowun hooli lettris fro thi youthe, whiche moun lerne thee to heelthe, bi feith that is in Crist Jhesu.- Wycliffe Bibleand because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise -- to salvation, through faith that [is] in Christ Jesus;- Youngs Literal Bible. The Old Testament appears first; then came the Word in the flesh; and only after that the Scripture. There is no book that has so much “power” as the Bible; none that is so efficient in moving the hearts, and consciences, and intellects of mankind. Yea, the sweetest song for the redeemed soul is the outburst of praise, which we find on the threshold of His own Revelation. In fact, this idea is readily accepted in the "Christian world," but it is not true—not true in the least, except that there are some shared beliefs.