Titus 3:9

“But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Titus 3:9

But auoyd foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and striuings about the lawe; for they are vnprofitable and vaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But have nothing to do with foolish questionings, and lists of generations, and fights and arguments about the law; for they are of no profit and foolish.
- Basic English Bible

But foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and contentions about the law, shun; for they are unprofitable and vain.
- Darby Bible

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
- Webster's Bible

But hold yourself aloof from foolish controversies and pedigrees and discussions and wrangling about the Law, for they are useless and vain.
- Weymouth Bible

but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
- World English Bible

And eschewe thou foltische questiouns, and genologies, and stryues, and fiytyngis of the lawe; for tho ben vnprofitable and veyn.
- Wycliffe Bible

and foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about law, stand away from -- for they are unprofitable and vain.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Titus 3:9

Wesley's Notes for Titus 3:9


3:8 Be careful to excel in good works - Though the apostle does not lay these for the foundation, yet he brings them in at their proper place, and then mentions them, not slightly, but as affairs of great importance. He desires that all believers should be careful - Have their thoughts upon them: use their best contrivance, their utmost endeavours, not barely to practise, but to excel, to be eminent and distinguished in them: because, though they are not the ground of our reconciliation with God, yet they are amiable and honourable to the Christian profession. And profitable to men - Means of increasing the everlasting happiness both of ourselves and others.

3:10 An heretic (after a first and second admonition) reject - Avoid, leave to himself. This is the only place, in the whole scripture, where this word heretic occurs; and here it evidently means, a man that obstinately persists in contending about foolish questions, and thereby occasions strife and animosities, schisms and parties in the church. This, and this alone, is an heretic in the scripture sense; and his punishment likewise is here fixed. Shun, avoid him, leave him to himself. As for the Popish sense, A man that errs in fundamentals, although it crept, with many other things, early into the church, yet it has no shadow of foundation either in the Old or New Testament.

3:11 Such an one is perverted - In his heart, at least. And sinneth, being self - condemned - Being convinced in his own conscience that he acts wrong.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 3:9


Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish questions. How often this admonition! And genealogies. See PNT "1Ti 1:4". And strivings about the law. Disputes over points connected with the Jewish law.

Discussion for Titus 3:9

  • Rick on Titus 3:9
    I think the reference of genealogies is very interesting There are certain people of good Stock or privilege that feel they have the right to step on people they feel are beneath them or in certain religious circles Make you to feel guilty But in the kingdom of heaven those of the lowest perceived stature will hold the highest position at the right hand of Jesus Christ
  • Albert Quartey on Titus 3:9
    it is true we have to avoid asking foolish question because that will not lead us to the truth. As mortals, the most important and the most glorious thing to do is to gain the mind of Jesus Christ, to believe what he believed, to do what he did, to say what he said and to be as he is then we can exercise faith in God and to life and salvation.
  • Ingrid on Titus 3:9
    it is not for us to question what god has done, why and how. we are to walk in faith. e.g. the church long ago has corrupted herself by claims that are untrue and unfounded. in this, xmas and easter celebration have nothing to do with god. to question what day and details about jesus' life is irrelevant to the fact we are to love and obey god and follow his way. our reasonings are feeble and faulty at best, and god specifically told man not to question what he does not understand. look at the division between church institutions in this world,self righteousness is not righteousness! christianity as it was in the beginning is long extinct. if we lived by the word nobody would be without!


 

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