2 Timothy 2:16
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New International Version
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

King James Bible
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Darby Bible Translation
But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,

World English Bible
But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Young's Literal Translation
and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Shun profane and vain babblings - This is the character he gives of the preaching of the false teachers. Whatever was not agreeable to the doctrine of truth was, in the sight of God, empty and profane babbling; engendering nothing but ungodliness, and daily increasing in that.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings...

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

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2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Ezra 10:10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have transgressed, and have taken strange wives...

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation...

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Thessalonians 2:7,8 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way...

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

2 Peter 2:2,18 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of...

Revelation 13:3,14 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast...

Library
Twenty-Seventh Day. Holiness and Service.
If a man therefore cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, meet for the Master's use, prepared unto every good work.'--2 Tim. ii. 21. 'A holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices. A holy nation, that ye may show forth the excellences of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.'--1 Pet. ii. 5, 9. Through the whole of Scripture we have seen that whatever God sanctifies is to be used in the service of His Holiness. His Holiness
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

"Most Gladly Therefore Will I Rather Glory in My Infirmities, that the Power of Christ May Rest Upon Me. " -- 2 Cor. 12:9.
"It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him: if we suffer, we shall also reign with Him." -- 2 Tim 2:11,12. "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." -- 2 Cor. 12:9. Compassed about with songs, my soul was still -- But not for lack of light its bliss to see; Thy heart, my Father, could the temple fill, And its deep silence was a song to Thee. My mind reposed in its captivity, By the clear evidence
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

Concerning the Sacrament of Baptism
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to the riches of His mercy has at least preserved this one sacrament in His Church uninjured and uncontaminated by the devices of men, and has made it free to all nations and to men of every class. He has not suffered it to be overwhelmed with the foul and impious monstrosities of avarice and superstition; doubtless having this purpose, that He would have little children, incapable of avarice and superstition, to be initiated into
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

That, Namely, Befalleth them which in Undisciplined Younger Widows...
26. That, namely, befalleth them which in undisciplined younger widows, the same Apostle saith must be avoided: "And withal they learn to be idle; and not only idle, but also busy bodies and full of words, speaking what they ought not." [2562] This very thing said he concerning evil women, which we also in evil men do mourn and bewail, who against him, the very man in whose Epistles we read these things, do, being idle and full of words, speak what they ought not. And if there be any among them who
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
1 Timothy 1:9
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

1 Timothy 6:20
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,

2 Timothy 2:21
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

2 Timothy 3:13
while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.

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