2 Timothy 2:25

“In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In meekenesse instructing those that oppose themselues, if God peraduenture will giue them repentance to the acknowledging of the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Gently guiding those who go against the teaching; if by chance God may give them a change of heart and true knowledge,
- Basic English Bible

in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of [the] truth,
- Darby Bible

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth:
- Webster's Bible

He must speak in a gentle tone when correcting the errors of opponents, in the hope that God will at last give them repentance, for them to come to a full knowledge of the truth
- Weymouth Bible

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,
- World English Bible

paciente, with temperaunce repreuynge hem that ayenstonden the treuthe, that sum tyme God yyue to hem forthenkyng, that thei knowen the treuthe,
- Wycliffe Bible

in meekness instructing those opposing -- if perhaps God may give to them repentance to an acknowledging of the truth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:25


2:25 In meekness - He has often need of zeal, always of meekness. If haply God - For it is wholly his work. May give them repentance - The acknowledging of the truth would then quickly follow.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:25


2Ti 2:25 In meekness instructing them that oppose themselves. Opposers must be corrected, but not rudely; rather gently, kindly, humbly. If God peradventure will give them repentance. God gives repentance often by providences which lead to repentance.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • A disciple
    Why do you leave out Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Book of Revelation? And why do you leave out the Books of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms, and the Writings? They were not complete without us; and we are not complete without them! "The SUM of thy word is truth." We are not allowed to omit or add to anything that God has said!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    When Gods Word is wrongly divided you've got a disaster and its called religion which is still and remains to this day in the Kingdom of God. The Word of God always refers back too and interprets itself. We all have to come back to what the Word itself says to do and how to go about it. Its all still their and God bless all those who verily do find it amen. Acts through Jude amen. Shalom beloved.
  • BSP
    In our spiritual warfare we have to fight many external and internal forces. We have the help of God and his many heavenly forces on our side.
  • A disciple
    "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 2 Timothy 2:3 As we get ready this morning to go forth to our day's work, we first must sit down at the Lord's feet and hear His Word, and present ourselves to God. Searching the Scriptures and examining ourselves to set in order before Him reading and praying in order to work out what we are learning in our behavior and character all the day. Besides the inward struggles and difficulties of our yet undisciplined nature, there is the world of people among whom we live and work, for whose sake also we take care to walk uprightly and in holiness and truth. "We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us" is not merely for our inspiration but the High Calling of God upon us.
  • X
    This is about rightly deviding Gods Words..
    Isreal Time.. outime Despensation of Grace Law..Faith ..Belief...
    Not Works.. sealed by the Holy Spirit In The Body Of Christ
  • Olga
    The instructions are that Timothy is to share with people Paul's demeanor, actions, and's were the other accounts that faithful person telling about his ministry, the hardships, miracles, and his change from persecutor to follower of Christ so others not saved could also be saved.

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