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

  • Ann
    There is only one verse in the Bible that tells you how to study: 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Rightly dividing means to divide Israel's prophetic program from the mystery program given to Paul. The Gospel of grace is to believe in Jesus' death, burial, resurrection all by grace through faith!
  • BSP
    Paul delegated responsibility to Timothy in verse 2. Sharing responsibility can help to lighten our load.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    True and accurate amen. Shalom yedda dim !
  • Abi
    As a follower of Christ, we will have hardship but we must endure it as 2 Timothy 2:3 encourages us to be
  • Lilian
    By the BLOOD OF JESUS OUR SINS and our UNRIGHTEOUSNESS ARE CLEANSED and FORGIVEN. Gods grace are sufficient enough all battles belongs to JESUS and Victory is OURS since the defeated devil is always defeated. We must fix our eyes to Jesus meditate his words everyday and obey them. We need to avoid the old sin and turn away from it. Its only by the help of the Holy spirit .amen
  • Godfrey kaaya
    The hardness referred to in this verse is one to sharpen. Remember even Jesus before he started his ministry had to go through the hardness in the desert when fasting.
    The good news is that we our already conquerors because the bible says there is no temptation that has taken you which is not common to man, but God is very faithful that He will not let you be tempted beyond your capacity.

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