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

  • Iwillgo
    JUST REMEMBER THIS.....U CANT TEACH WHAT U DON'T KNOW
  • BSP
    Verse 4: As a soldier under Christ, we must be single-minded and avoid becoming tied up in unnecessary material pursuits that could prevent us from fully accomplishing our life-saving ministry.
  • 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.

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