2 Timothy 2:24

“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the seruant of the Lord must not striue: but bee gentle vnto all men, apt to teach, patient,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is not right for the Lord's servant to make trouble, but he is to be gentle to all, ready in teaching, putting up with wrong,
- Basic English Bible

And a bondman of [the] Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;
- Darby Bible

And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,
- Webster's Bible

and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs.
- Weymouth Bible

The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,
- World English Bible

But it bihoueth the seruaunt of the Lord to chide not; but to be mylde to alle men, able to teche,
- Wycliffe Bible

and a servant of the Lord it behoveth not to strive, but to be gentle unto all, apt to teach, patient under evil,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:24


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.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:24


2Ti 2:24 The servant of the Lord must not strive. Hence, should not engage in these profitless discussions.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2:24

  • Jumaima inalegwu for verse 24
    the servant of the lord should show good example so that those that do not know the lord would be encouraged by his life style, strive is of the world and the lord condems it but patience is of God and he wants his servant to have patience.

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