2 Timothy 2:22
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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.

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.

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.

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.

2 Timothy 2:22 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Youthful lusts (νεωτερικὰς ἐπιθυμίας)

Νεωτερικὸς youthful, N.T.o. For ἐπιθυμία desire, lust, see on Mark 4:19; see on 1 Thessalonians 4:5. Such counsel from Paul to Timothy seems strange.

Follow (δίωκε)

Pursue. Stronger than follow. A favorite word with Paul to denote the pursuit of moral and spiritual ends. See Romans 9:30, Romans 9:31; Romans 12:13; 1 Corinthians 14:1; Philippians 3:12.

Peace (εἰρήνην)

Not a distinct virtue in the list, but a consequence of the pursuit of the virtues enumerated. Const. with with them that call, etc. For peace with διώκειν pursue, see Romans 14:19; Hebrews 12:14, and Psalm 34:14, cit. 1 Peter 3:11.

Call on the Lord (ἐπικαλουμένων τὸν κύριον)

A Pauline phrase, only here in Pastorals. See Romans 10:12, Romans 10:13, Romans 10:14; 1 Corinthians 1:2. See also Acts 2:21; Acts 9:14; Acts 22:16.

Out of a pure heart (ἐκ καθαρᾶς καρδίας)

Const. with call on the Lord. The phrase, 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Peter 1:22. Comp. Matthew 5:8.

2 Timothy 2:22 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Flee.

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

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own 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, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

youthful.

Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.

Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

follow. See on

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

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

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

charity. See on

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

peace.

Romans 14:17,19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost...

Romans 15:5,6 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus...

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing...

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

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 uprightness. As for me...

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

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 prayer of the upright is his delight.

See on

Acts 9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

out.

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 11:10
Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

Acts 7:59
And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Romans 14:19
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

1 Timothy 1:5
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

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

1 Timothy 6:11
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

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