2 Timothy 2:16

“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But shun profane and vaine bablings, for they will increase vnto more vngodlinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But avoid worldly {and} empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But take no part in wrong and foolish talk, for those who do so will go farther into evil,
- Basic English Bible

But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,
- Darby Bible

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.
- Webster's Bible

But from irreligious and frivolous talk hold aloof, for those who indulge in it will proceed from bad to worse in impiety,
- Weymouth Bible

But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,
- World English Bible

But eschewe thou vnhooli and veyn spechis, for whi tho profiten myche to vnfeithfulnesse,
- Wycliffe Bible

and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:16


2:16 They - Who babble thus will grow worse and worse.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:16


2Ti 2:16 But shun. Preach the truth. Shun foolish speculations. Profane. Unholy.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • Irene123
    Rom. 2:6 - "Your fruitfulness in God will always be directly proportionate to your rootfullness in God"
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:3 THOU THEREFORE ENDURE HARDNESS AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST 2:4 NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE THAT HE MAY PLEASE HIM WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH GALATIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HEMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • Brianna vs. 24
    What timely advice! We live in very upsetting times, and violence is being conducted as never before. So many use violence as a means to get "justice". Violence only begets violence. If cultivate the fruitage of the spirit we will be able to be restrained when wronged, and fully trust in Jehovah God to administer justice, not our fist ( or gun).
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY ROMANS 10:13 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED
  • Elizabeth Ryder
    Rightly dividing is knowing the Word of God in Context (what it saying), who is directed to (Jews(Israel), Gentiles, or the Church) and Time Frame (Past, Present, or Future). O.T.(Past-mankind, Israel), Church Age(Present, saved(Faith alone in Jesus)
  • Ledua koro
    Yes indeeed God's word is the only solution to our problems, if we continue to read, meditate and study his word and seek God with our whole heart then we will understand him and how he works. If we understand his word then we can apply it to our lives and this will surely bring about changes. With the things that are happening around us we need to study God's word more and seek him diligently as in him are answers and promises.

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