2 Timothy 2:24
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English Standard Version
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

King James Bible
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto 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,

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.

2 Timothy 2:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The servant of the Lord (δοῦλον κυρίου)

The teacher or other special worker in the church. Comp. Titus 1:1; Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Philippians 1:1, Colossians 4:12. Of any Christian, 1 Corinthians 7:22; Ephesians 6:6. The phrase is often applied to the Old Testament prophets as a body: see Amos 3:7; Jeremiah 7:25; Ezra 9:11; Daniel 9:6. To Joshua, Judges 2:8; to David, Psalm 78:70.

Must not (οὐ δεῖ)

Moral obligation.

Gentle (ἤπιον)

Only here and 1 Thessalonians 2:7 (note).

Apt to teach, patient (διδακτικόν, ἀνεξίκακον)

Διδακτικός apt to teach, only here and 1 Timothy 3:2 (note). Ἁνεξικακία forbearing, N.T.o. Ανεξικακία forbearance Wisd. 2:19. Rend. Forbearing.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the servant.

Deuteronomy 34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister...

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 Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel...

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

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect...

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

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

must.

Matthew 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas...

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Philippians 2:3,14 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves...

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

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

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

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you...

strive.

John 6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

Acts 7:26 And the next day he showed himself to them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, you are brothers...

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man...

James 4:2 You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.

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but.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom...

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...

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

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 meekness to all men.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:

apt.

1 Timothy 3:2,3 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the disputers...

patient. or, forbearing.

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;

Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you.

Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:4
but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,

1 Thessalonians 2:7
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

1 Timothy 3:2
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:3
not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Titus 1:7
For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,

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