2 Timothy 2:25
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New International Version
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,

New Living Translation
Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people's hearts, and they will learn the truth.

English Standard Version
correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

Berean Study Bible
He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
in gentleness disciplining those opposing, lest ever God may give them repentance unto a knowledge of the truth,

New American Standard Bible
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,

King James Bible
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

International Standard Version
and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of the truth,

NET Bible
correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth

New Heart English Bible
in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That he may instruct with humility those who dispute against him. Perhaps God will give them repentance and they will know the truth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must be gentle in correcting those who oppose the Good News. Maybe God will allow them to change the way they think and act and lead them to know the truth.

New American Standard 1977
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,

King James 2000 Bible
In meekness instructing those that oppose them; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

American King James Version
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

American Standard Version
in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth,

Darby Bible Translation
in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of [the] truth,

English Revised Version
in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,

Webster's Bible Translation
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth:

Weymouth New Testament
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

World English Bible
in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Young's Literal Translation
in meekness instructing those opposing -- if perhaps God may give to them repentance to an acknowledging of the truth,
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
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. 26Then they will come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 12:3
"Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand though they are a rebellious house.

Acts 8:22
Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart.

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:7
always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Titus 3:2
to malign no one, and to be peaceable and gentle, showing full consideration to everyone.

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to articulate a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect,
Treasury of Scripture

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

In.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in …

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, …

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

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts…

instructing.

Jeremiah 13:15-17 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken…

Jeremiah 26:12-15 Then spoke Jeremiah to all the princes and to all the people, saying…

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that …

Acts 22:1-30 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you…

if.

Jeremiah 31:18,19,33 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

Ezekiel 36:26,31 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within …

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of …

Acts 5:21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the …

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified …

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down …

1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not to death, he shall …

peradventure.

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps …

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

repentance.

2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Matthew 21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you believed …

Mark 1:3,4,15 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of …

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward …

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

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