2 Timothy 2:22
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New International Version
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

New Living Translation
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

English Standard Version
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Berean Study Bible
Flee from youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Berean Literal Bible
Now flee youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those calling on the Lord out of pure a heart.

New American Standard Bible
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

King James Bible
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

International Standard Version
Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.

NET Bible
But keep away from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace, in company with others who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Escape from all lusts of youth and run after righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on our Lord with a pure heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stay away from lusts which tempt young people. Pursue what has God's approval. Pursue faith, love, and peace together with those who worship the Lord with a pure heart.

New American Standard 1977
Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Flee also youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with those that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

American King James Version
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

American Standard Version
But flee youthful lusts, and follow after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But flee thou youthful desires, and pursue justice, faith, charity, and peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Darby Bible Translation
But youthful lusts flee, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those that call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.

English Revised Version
But flee youthful lusts, and follow after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Weymouth New Testament
Keep a strong curb, however, on your youthful cravings; and strive for integrity, good faith, love, peace, in company with all who pray to the Lord with pure hearts.

World English Bible
Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Young's Literal Translation
and the youthful lusts flee thou, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those calling upon the Lord out of a pure heart;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:22-26 The more we follow that which is good, the faster and the further we shall flee from that which is evil. The keeping up the communion of saints, will take us from fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness. See how often the apostle cautions against disputes in religion; which surely shows that religion consists more in believing and practising what God requires, than in subtle disputes. Those are unapt to teach, who are apt to strive, and are fierce and froward. Teaching, not persecution, is the Scripture method of dealing with those in error. The same God who gives the discovery of the truth, by his grace brings us to acknowledge it, otherwise our hearts would continue to rebel against it. There is no peradventure, in respect of God's pardoning those who do repent; but we cannot tell that he will give repentance to those who oppose his will. Sinners are taken in a snare, and in the worst snare, because it is the devil's; they are slaves to him. And if any long for deliverance, let them remember they never can escape, except by repentance, which is the gift of God; and we must ask it of him by earnest, persevering prayer.
Study Bible
The Lord's Approved Workman
21So 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. 22Flee from youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23But reject foolish and ignorant speculation, for you know that it breeds quarreling.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 11:10
So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.

Acts 7:59
While they were stoning him, Stephen appealed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Romans 14:19
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

1 Timothy 1:5
The goal of our instruction is the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a sincere faith.

1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord overflowed to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.
Treasury of Scripture

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Flee.

Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird …

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; …

1 Corinthians 10:14 Why, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

youthful.

Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto …

Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

follow. See on

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

charity. See on

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that …

peace.

Romans 14:17,19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, …

Romans 15:5,6 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded …

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

call.

1 Chronicles 29:17,18 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in …

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, …

Psalm 66:18,19 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me…

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the …

See on

Acts 9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that …

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, …

out.

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

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