2 Timothy 2:16
Good News Translation
Keep away from profane and foolish discussions, which only drive people farther away from God.

Contemporary English Version
Keep away from worthless and useless talk. It only leads people farther away from God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness.

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But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness.

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2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord. Contend not in words: for it is to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

1 Timothy 4:7 But avoid foolish and old wives fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called.

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn themselves away 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 grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error,

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

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth the burning heat: all the day long he multiplied lies and desolation: and he hath made a covenant with the Assyrians, and carried oil into Egypt.

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Thessalonians 2:7,8 For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way. . . .

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

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled:

2 Peter 2:2,18 And many shall follow their riotousness, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. . . .

Revelation 13:3,14 And I saw one of his heads as it were slain to death: and his death's wound was healed. And all the earth was in admiration after the beast. . . .

Context
The Lord's Approved Workman
15Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness. 17And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus:…
Cross References
1 Timothy 1:9
Knowing this: That the law is not made for the just man but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called.

2 Timothy 2:21
If any man therefore shall cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and profitable to the Lord, prepared unto every good work.

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error,

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

Additional Translations
But avoid irreverent, empty chatter, which will only lead to more ungodliness,

But avoid worldly, empty babblings, for they will lead on to more ungodliness,

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

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

But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

But from irreligious and frivolous talk hold aloof, for those who indulge in it will proceed from bad to worse in impiety,

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

and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance,
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