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

King James Bible
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

American Standard Version
But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget strifes.

English Revised Version
But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

Webster's Bible Translation
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they gender contentions.

Weymouth New Testament
But avoid foolish discussions with ignorant men, knowing--as you do--that these lead to quarrels;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Foolish (μωρὰς)

In Pastorals only here and Titus 3:9. Μωρός means dull, sluggish, stupid: applied to the taste, flat, insipid: comp. μωρανθῇ have lost his savor, Matthew 5:13. In Pastorals never substantively, a fool, but so in 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 4:10. Comp. ἄφρων, 1 Corinthians 15:36.

Unlearned (ἀπαιδεύτους)

Rev. ignorant is better; but the meaning at bottom is undisciplined: questions of an untrained mind, carried away with novelties: questions which do not proceed from any trained habit of thinking.

Questions (ζητήσεις)

Better, questionings. See on 1 Timothy 6:4.

Avoid (παραιτοῦ)

See on 1 Timothy 4:7. Better, refuse or decline.

Gender (γεννῶσι)

Only here in Pastorals. In Paul, metaphorically, 1 Corinthians 4:15; Plm 1:10; Galatians 4:24.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

See on ver.

2 Timothy 2:14,16 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit...

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

1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather to godliness.

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 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Cross References
1 Timothy 1:4
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.

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

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

James 4:1
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?

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