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

  • 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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