2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God

Steven Avery

2 Timothy 3:16 (AV)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof,
for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

Steven Avery


Given by Inspiration: A Multifaceted Study on the A.V. 1611 with Contemporary Analysis (2010)
William P. Grady

p. 67-68
.... the modem Bible critic insists on blatantly changing an “is” to a “was.” The Holy Spirit wrote: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” If inspiration was something that related only to the originals, you would expect the text to read exactly as it appeared in Kenneth Taylor’s perverted Living Bible: “All scripture was given by inspiration of God.” While past action may sometimes be described with present tense usage (“All construction is done according to a blueprint,” etc.), and while some New Testament autographs had yet to be penned at the time of Paul’s death, the fact is that “is” is the normal meaning for “is.” (David declared in Psalm 119:89, “For ever, O Lord , thy word is settled in heaven. ”) Thus, whatever inspiration “is,” it is certainly a process that appears to include the present. ... Thus, it is inspiration that makes Scripture profitable, so “That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." Like I said, too much time in the Hebrew and Greek will mess up one’s English. For instance, every opponent of the King James Bible will eventually jump from II Timothy 3:16 to II Peter 1:20-21.