2 Timothy 2:14
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English Standard Version
Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.

King James Bible
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

American Standard Version
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no profit, to the subverting of them that hear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord. Contend not in words, for it is to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

English Revised Version
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no profit, to the subverting of them that hear.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they contend not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

Weymouth New Testament
Bring all this to men's remembrances, solemnly charging them in the presence of God not to waste time in wrangling about mere words, a course which is altogether unprofitable and tends only to the ruin of the hearers.

2 Timothy 2:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Put them in remembrance (ὑπομίμνησκε)

oP. See on ὑπόμνησιν reminding, 2 Timothy 1:5.

Charging (διαμαρτυρόμενος)

In Paul only 1 Thessalonians 4:6. Very frequent in Acts. See on Acts 2:40; see on Acts 20:23. The sense is rather conjuring them by their loyalty to God. Paul uses the simple μαρτύρεσθαι in a similar sense. See Galatians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (note); Ephesians 4:17.

Before God (ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ)

See on 1 Timothy 5:4.

Strive about words (λογομαχεῖν)

N.T.o. olxx, oClass. Comp. λογομαχίας disputes of words, 1 Timothy 6:4, and see 1 Corinthians 4:20.

To no profit (ἐπ' οὐδὲν χρήσιμον)

Lit. to nothing useful. Ἑπ' οὐδὲν, oP. He uses εἰς κενόν to no purpose. See 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 2:2; Philippians 2:16; 1 Thessalonians 3:5. Χρήσιμος useful, N.T.o.

To the subverting (ἐπὶ καταστροφῇ)

Ἑπὶ does not mean here to or for (purpose or object). but indicates the ground on which the unprofitableness of the wordy strife rests. Unprofitable because it works subversion of the hearers. Καταστροφή subversion, transliterated into catastrophe, only here and 2 Peter 2:6. In lxx of the destruction or overthrow of men or cities. Καταστρέφειν to overturn, Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15; Acts 15:16, cit. Paul uses καθαίρεσις pulling down, 2 Corinthians 10:4, 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 13:10

2 Timothy 2:14 Parallel Commentaries

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put.

2 Timothy 1:6 Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.

2 Peter 1:13 Yes, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

charging.

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Timothy 5:21 I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels...

1 Timothy 6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

that.

2 Timothy 2:16,23 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness...

Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.

1 Timothy 1:4,6 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do...

1 Timothy 6:4,5 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings...

Titus 3:9-11 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain...

to no.

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Jeremiah 2:8,11 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me...

Jeremiah 7:8 Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth...

Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, said the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies...

Habakkuk 2:18 What profits the graven image that the maker thereof has graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies...

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

the subverting.

Jeremiah 23:36 And the burden of the LORD shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden...

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

Acts 15:24 For as much as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying...

Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sins, being condemned of himself.

Cross References
1 Timothy 5:21
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.

1 Timothy 6:4
he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:23
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.

2 Timothy 4:1
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

Titus 3:1
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

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