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

  • 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 !
  • Mirjam
    The Word to consider first and foremost is Strong. I looked up adjectives for the opposite and came up with so many but will list a few: weak, indifferent,feeble, ineffective inactive, sluggish, Moderate, unhealthy, impotent, etc. Paul is encouraging young Timothy to be strong grounded, effective, immovable, able, fixed, trustworthy etc but not in his own strength or abilities, but in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Grace has to do with the finished work of God through Christ. This Grace is free and makes us victorious. We see the same in Ephesians 6:10 where as believers we are encouraged to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might to be able to withstand any form of opposition in the physical and spiritual realm. Hence, Timothy was to rely on the finished work of Christ whereby every enemy of the gospel has been defeated through the sacrifice of the lamb. Grace in this context is relying on what has already been done in order not to waiver or be discouraged.
  • Norm
    But thou hast mercy upon all; for thou canst do all things, and winkest at the sins of men, because they should amend. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) (for he is faithful that promised;) (by grace ye are saved;) The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: (he is Lord of all:)
  • Norm
    For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
  • Plummer harris
    I like this chapter,I had no understanding of what GOD GRACE was about now I know what GOD GRACE is and I will live my life according to it.

Bible Options