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

  • Irene123
    Acts 2:38 comes before 3:26; Matt. 28:19; Lk. 24:47 ( in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses) comes before Jn. 20:28 (My Lord AND My God); then Acts 2:38, 4:12; Rom.10:13, to 'call' on the name is when one is baptized using the name of (not titles) of Jesus.
  • Lilian
    Jesus is a good Shepherd who laid down his life for us the Sheep. We as a sheep we must live and follow Jesus by obeying his words. Jesus knows who are for him and only the Sheeps who follow Jesus can hear his voice. Jesus came for the losts and the sinners by his blood we are redeemed our prayers must be praising and thanking Jesus for everything
  • Jay
    "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us...." Titus 3:5
  • BSP
    God knows those who truly belong to him. If we want to belong to God we must renounce unrighteousness and strive to do what is right in God's eyes.
  • Jan
    Yes I agree that we must depart from iniquity and all wrong doing..As human beings we are weak and we fall but with Gods help we get back up to serve Him..If we are in close relationship with Jesus then we surrender ourselves daily to be changed and used by God..If we could change ourselves we wouldn't need a savior but we can't so we need to know He loves us and wants to prepare us for His return!
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES----ROMANS 10:13 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED----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---- PROVERBS 16:6 BY MERCY AND TRUTH INIQUITY IS PURGED AND BY THE FEAR OF THE LORD MEN DEPART FROM EVIL----LUKE 13:27 BUT HE SHALL SAY I TELL YOU I KNOW YOU NOT WHENCE YOU ARE DEPART FROM ME YOU WORKERS OF INIQUITY

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