2 Timothy 2:25
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English Standard Version
correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a 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;

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,

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

2 Timothy 2:25 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In meekness (ἐν πραὺτητι)

A Pauline word, only here in Pastorals, but comp. πραυπαθία, 1 Timothy 6:11 (note). Const. with instructing.

Instructing (παιδεύοντα)

See on 1 Timothy 1:20. Better, correcting.

Those that oppose themselves (τοὺς ἀντιδιατιθέμενους)

N.T. olxx. Class. only late Greek. Themselves is wrong. The meaning is, those who oppose the servant of the Lord; Who carry on the ἀντιθέσεις oppositions (1 Timothy 6:20); equals gainsayers (ἀντιλέγοντες Titus 1:9). Paul's word is ἀντίκεισθαι to oppose: see 1 Corinthians 16:9; Galatians 5:17; Philippians 1:28; 2 Thessalonians 2:4.

Repentance (μετάνοιαν)

Only here in Pastorals. See on repent Matthew 3:2.

To the acknowledging of the truth (εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας)

More correctly, the knowledge. The formula Pasto. See 1 Timothy 2:4 (note); 2 Timothy 3:7. For εἰς unto after μετάνοια repentance, see Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Luke 24:47; Acts 11:18; Acts 20:21; 2 Corinthians 7:10.

2 Timothy 2:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

In.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness...

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

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 you might be saved.

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

*etc:

if.

Jeremiah 31:18,19,33 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh...

Ezekiel 36:26,31 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh...

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

Acts 5:21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came...

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying...

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not to death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not to death...

peradventure.

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

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 him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and you...

Mark 1:3,4,15 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight...

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Cross References
Ezekiel 12:3
As for you, son of man, prepare for yourself an exile's baggage, and go into exile by day in their sight. You shall go like an 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 this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

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

2 Timothy 3:7
always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

Titus 3:2
to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

1 Peter 3:15
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

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