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

  • 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"
  • 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

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