2 Timothy 2:23

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

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

But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
New American Standard Bible

But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.
New International Version

Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
The Amplified Bible

But refuse (shut your mind against, have nothing to do with) trifling (ill-informed, unedifying, stupid) controversies over ignorant questionings, for you know that that foster strife and breed quarrels.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But stupid questionings, and questionings that come from an uninstructed and undisciplined mind be refusing, knowing that they constantly beget contentions.
Phillips’ Modern English

But have nothing to do with silly and ill-informed controversies which lead inevitably, as you know, to strife.
Williams’ Language of the People

Always avoid foolish discussions with ignorant men, for you know that they breed quarrels,
2 Tim. 2:22 π 2 Tim. 2:24
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See Also:

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  1. Dealing With a Sinning Brother - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Perhaps the most needed - and perhaps the most absent - aspect of Christian living today is knowing just how to deal with a brother’s sin.

  2. Our Duty - Neil Girrard A word study on strife and striving that reveals what God expects of us - contains some surprising answers!

  3. Seven / Twenty-One / Five-Twenty B.C. (Part 1); “Building the Temple” - Neil Girrard To build God’s building, requires obedience to the Spirit of God – and His strength.
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