2 Timothy 2:16
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

New Living Translation
Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.

English Standard Version
But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

Berean Study Bible
But avoid irreverent and empty chatter, which will only lead to more ungodliness,

Berean Literal Bible
But avoid worldly, empty babblings, for they will lead on to more ungodliness,

New American Standard Bible
But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

King James Bible
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.

International Standard Version
However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

NET Bible
But avoid profane chatter, because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness,

New Heart English Bible
But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And avoid empty words in which there is no benefit, for they will all the more add to the wickedness of those who converse in them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Avoid pointless discussions. People who [pay attention to these pointless discussions] will become more ungodly,

New American Standard 1977
But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But avoid profane and vain wordiness, for it will develop into ungodliness.

King James 2000 Bible
But shun profane and vain utterances: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

American King James Version
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

American Standard Version
But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness.

Darby Bible Translation
But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,

English Revised Version
But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Webster's Bible Translation
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

Weymouth New Testament
But from irreligious and frivolous talk hold aloof, for those who indulge in it will proceed from bad to worse in impiety,

World English Bible
But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Young's Literal Translation
and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:14-21 Those disposed to strive, commonly strive about matters of small moment. But strifes of words destroy the things of God. The apostle mentions some who erred. They did not deny the resurrection, but they corrupted that true doctrine. Yet nothing can be so foolish or erroneous, but it will overturn the temporary faith of some professors. This foundation has two writings on it. One speaks our comfort. None can overthrow the faith of any whom God hath chosen. The other speaks our duty. Those who would have the comfort of the privilege, must make conscience of the duty Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, Tit 2:14. The church of Christ is like a dwelling: some furniture is of great value; some of smaller value, and put to meaner uses. Some professors of religion are like vessels of wood and earth. When the vessels of dishonour are cast out to be destroyed, the others will be filled with all the fulness of God. We must see to it that we are holy vessels. Every one in the church whom God approves, will be devoted to his Master's service, and thus fitted for his use.
Study Bible
The Lord's Approved Workman
15Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth. 16But avoid irreverent and empty chatter, which will only lead to more ungodliness, 17and the talk of such men will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,…
Cross References
1 Timothy 1:9
We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers,

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid irreverent chatter and the opposing arguments of so-called "knowledge,"

2 Timothy 2:21
So if anyone cleanses himself of what is unfit, he will be a vessel for honor: sanctified, useful to the Master, and prepared for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:13
while evil men and impostors go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these things are pointless and worthless.
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