2 Timothy 2:23

“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But foolish and vnlearned questions auoid, knowing that they doe gender strifes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And put away foolish and uncontrolled questionings, seeing that they are a cause of trouble.
- Basic English Bible

But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions.
- Darby Bible

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they gender contentions.
- Webster's Bible

But avoid foolish discussions with ignorant men, knowing--as you do--that these lead to quarrels;
- Weymouth Bible

But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
- World English Bible

And eschewe thou foltische questiouns, and without kunnyng, wytynge that tho gendren chidyngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they beget strife,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:23


2Ti 2:23 Foolish and unlearned questions avoid. Such unprofitable questions and speculations as the false teachers raise.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • Jim mccoy
    The real mystery are in verses 5-6. The word masteries represent areas of total control eg: the tongue thought life passions etc. The text goes on to say victories are accomplished only by adhering to biblical principals. Ver. 6 says the worker in the kingdom must first be in possession of the fruits of the Spirit. These verses reveal the qualifications of the man of god in service to the lord.
  • Pamela roberson
    I feel that 2Timothy2 give a clear understanding to the believer as to how we are to live our lives knowing that as a worker .. solder ... Christian ...we must suffer with Christ to live with him .. it's a great chapter on instruction for the believer Awesome!!!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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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