2 Timothy 2:22

“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Flie also youthfull lusts: but follow righteousnesse, faith, charitie, peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love {and} peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

after righteousness, faith, love, pace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But keep yourself from those desires of the flesh which are strong when the body is young, and go after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those whose prayers go up to the Lord from a clean heart.
- Basic English Bible

But youthful lusts flee, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those that call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.
- Darby Bible

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
- Webster's Bible

Keep a strong curb, however, on your youthful cravings; and strive for integrity, good faith, love, peace, in company with all who pray to the Lord with pure hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
- World English Bible

And fle thou desiris of yongthe, but sue thou riytwisnesse, feith, charite, pees, with hem that inwardli clepen the Lord of a clene herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the youthful lusts flee thou, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those calling upon the Lord out of a pure heart;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:22

2:22 Flee youthful desires - Those peculiarly incident to youth. Follow peace with them - Unity with all true believers. Out of a pure heart - Youthful desires, destroy this purity: righteousness, faith, love, peace, accompany it.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:22

2Ti 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts. Hence, let youthful passions be controlled. Flee these, and follow righteousness, etc. See PNT "1Ti 4:12".

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • MockingBird
    I believe this passage is telling me to be in God's word daily : to study and meditate in it day and night to let it not depart from mine eyes : To know what God is saying for each and every situation and or circumstance I face rightly dividing the Truth : Then shall I make my way prosperous and then shall I have good success !!! I will not be ashamed at His coming !!! I will be approved of God . to be approved of God , there will be a time of testing !!
  • MockingBird
    The foundation of God is sure : Which is Jesus Christ : His Word : I that have received Jesus as my Lord and Savior : The Lord knows me as His own .He will not tolerate sin in my life : Sin breaks my fellowship with God although it does not sever me from being His child : If I want a clear channel between me and my Lord I must keep myself clean and resist any temptation to sin. But if I sin , I have an advocate with my Father : Jesus Christ : If I confess and forsake the sin : He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse me from all unrighteousness !!!! Praise God !!!
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie
    for the same bible says that for whosoever that shall call on the name of the lord shall be saved. and it is only the righteous that will be saved. this verse is telling us that God knows his children and the salvation that he promised us is sealed by the resurrection of his son. so in other for us to inherit this we should move away from sin.
  • Solomon B. Smith
    Indeed the foundation of God is Christ Jesus. Therefore, those of us that have Christ should know that God knows us even by name and base upon this we must be percuelar and not confirming to evil because the that a man does live after him. We have account to give to our maker who is the God Almighty. Having the seal which is the holy spirit is vital and we guided by that in our spiritual walk with God.
  • Lilian
    We are saved by God's grace. God's grace are sufficient enough for us as Jesus shed his blood for us to be saved and to have life in abundance. Keep thanking and Praising Jesus for everything he have done into our lives. There is no other above name and there is no other Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Rapha and Jehovah Shalom its only Jesus. Thanks be to God. Amen
  • Bekezela Dube
    We absolutely ought to die in flesh and grow in Spirit for carnal mind is death and Spiritual mind is Life. The Word of God states it clearly that unless you are in Spirit you will not understand the things of the Spirit and The Spirit of the Lord will not dwell where there is darkness for darkness and light shall not meet. As God knows us, each by our names and before we were created in our mom's wombs, we therefore need to pray for the Spirit of Truth. For the truth shall set us free from sin and bondage. For 1 John1v 9-10 says, If you say you have not sinned you are a liar and verse 10 has a promise there " If u confess your sins I Am Just to forgive you" says the Lord. Isaiah says he was bruised for our transgressions. Say no to sin!!!!!!!

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