2 Timothy 2:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

New Living Translation
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.

English Standard Version
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

Berean Study Bible
And a servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome, but he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, and forbearing.

Berean Literal Bible
And it behooves the bond-servant of the Lord not to quarrel, but to be gentle toward all, able to teach, forbearing,

New American Standard Bible
The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

King James Bible
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,

International Standard Version
A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,

NET Bible
And the Lord's slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient,

New Heart English Bible
The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But a Servant of our Lord ought not to fight, but to be humble toward every person, instructive and long-suffering,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel. Instead, he must be kind to everyone. He must be a good teacher. He must be willing to suffer wrong.

New American Standard 1977
And the Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

Jubilee Bible 2000
That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient,

King James 2000 Bible
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

American King James Version
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,

American Standard Version
And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the servant of the Lord must not wrangle: but be mild towards all men, apt to teach, patient,

Darby Bible Translation
And a bondman of [the] Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;

English Revised Version
And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,

Weymouth New Testament
and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs.

World English Bible
The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

Young's Literal Translation
and a servant of the Lord it behoveth not to strive, but to be gentle unto all, apt to teach, patient under evil,
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
23But reject foolish and ignorant speculation, for you know that it breeds quarreling. 24And a servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome, but he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, and forbearing. 25He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:4
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities;

1 Thessalonians 2:7
On the contrary, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.

1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:3
not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money.

Titus 1:7
As God's steward, an overseer must be above reproach--not self-absorbed, not quick tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not greedy for money.
Treasury of Scripture

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,

the servant.

Deuteronomy 34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, …

Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, …

2 Chronicles 24:6 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him…

Daniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to …

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

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …

must.

Matthew 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice …

Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation …

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through …

Philippians 2:3,14 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, …

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

James 1:19,20 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

strive.

John 6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this …

Acts 7:26 And the next day he showed himself to them as they strove, and would …

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' …

James 4:2 You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot …

but.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children:

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

apt.

1 Timothy 3:2,3 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may …

patient. or, forbearing.

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing …

Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have …

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