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

  • 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)
  • Irene123
    I'm referring to a 'back pgs.' comment here; There are comments that call satan names - such as 'stupid' and 'pipsqueak'. Even Jesus, who is God Almighty, didn't lower His standard to do this. In Lk. 4:4,8,12, He said only - "It is written" and "It is said". Even in the O.T. Michael the Archangel said only, "The Lord rebuke thee" - Zech. 3:2; Jude v. 9. Name calling can get to be a habit ........

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