2 Timothy 2:16
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English Standard Version
But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

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

2 Timothy 2:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Shun (περιίστασο)

Po. In Pastorals, here and Titus 3:9. Originally, to place round; to stand round. In the middle voice, to turn one's self about, as for the purpose of avoiding something: hence, avoid, shun. Often in Class., but in this sense only in later Greek.

Profane and vain babblings (βεβήλους κενοφωνίας)

For profane, see on 1 Timothy 1:9. Vain is superfluous, being implied in babblings. For babblings, see on 1 Timothy 6:20. Babble is a word of early origin, an imitative word, formed on the efforts of a young child to speak, and having its counterparts in many languages. It appears very early in English, as in Piers Plowman:

"And so I bablede on my bedes."

Vis. 2487.

Bacon:

"Who will open himselfe to a blab or a babler?"

Ess. vi

Shakespeare:

"Leave thy vain bibble babble."

Twelfth N. iv. 2.

They will increase (προκόψουσιν)

See on Romans 13:12, and see on Galatians 1:14.

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2 Timothy 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shun.

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...

Cross References
1 Timothy 1:9
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

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

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

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