“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,”
King James Version (KJV)
2:24 A servant of the Lord must not - Eagerly or passionately. Strive - As do the vain wranglers spoken of, verse 23. But be apt to teach - Chiefly by patience and unwearied assiduity.
2Ti 2:24 The servant of the Lord must not strive. Hence, should not engage in these profitless discussions.