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

  • Darrien DeFederico
    Cathy Cooper, strive lawfully means to compete according to the rules. Paul here is comparing the Christian walk to a race. If you cheat in a race, you are disqualified. If you sin, cheat others, etc. without repenting you will be disqualified from Heaven.
  • Cathy Cooper
    What does verse 5 mean except he strive lawfully
  • 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 EPHESIANS 6:20 FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. We must keep the Faith in Christ Jesus to run the RACE.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: Just as the organizer of a race has the right to set rules, the organizer in the race for life, Jehovah God, has the right to set rules for mankind.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 2:6 - "Your fruitfulness in God will always be directly proportionate to your rootfullness in God"

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