|New International Version (© 2011)|
Keep reminding God's people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
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.
Young's Literal Translation
These things remind them of, testifying fully before the Lord -- not to strive about words to nothing profitable, but to the subversion of those hearing;
2 Timothy 2:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That they strive not about words - Words, not things, have been a most fruitful source of contention in the Christian world; and among religious people, the principal cause of animosity has arisen from the different manner of apprehending the same term, while, in essence, both meant the same thing. All preachers and divines should be very careful, both in speaking and writing, to explain the terms they use, and never employ them in any sense but that in which they have explained them.
The subverting of the hearers - This is the general tendency of all polemical divinity and controversial preaching, when angry passions are called in to support the doctrines of the Gospel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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;
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...
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...
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...
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.
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1 Timothy 5:21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.
1 Timothy 6:4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
2 Timothy 2:23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
2 Timothy 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:
Titus 3:1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.