“Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:9 They shall proceed no farther - In gaining proselytes.
3:12 All that are resolved to live godly - Therefore count the cost. Art thou resolved? In Christ - Out of Christ there is no godliness. Shall suffer persecution - More or less. There is no exception. Either the truth of scripture fails, or those that think they are religious, and are not persecuted, in some shape or other, on that very account, deceive themselves.
3:13 Deceiving and being deceived - He who has once begun to deceive others is both the less likely to recover from his own error, and the more ready to embrace the errors of other men.
2Ti 3:11 Persecutions . . . at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra. See Ac 13:14,50 on Antioch of Pisidia, Ac 14:1,5 on Iconium, Ac 14:6,19. These persecutions befell Paul in the part of Asia where Timothy was reared, and hence he would be familiar with all. Out of [them] all the Lord delivered me. Hence, let Timothy cheerfully suffer, if need be, and trust the Lord.