New American Standard Bible
But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But shun profane and vain babblings, - see the notes at 1 Timothy 6:20.
For they will increase unto more ungodliness - Their tendency is to alienate the soul from God, and to lead to impiety. Such kinds of disputation are not merely a waste of time, they are productive of positive mischief. A man fond of contention in religious things is seldom one who has much love for the practical duties of piety, or any very deep sense of the distinction between right and wrong. You will not usually look for him in the place of prayer, nor can you expect his aid in the conversion of sinners, nor will you find that he has any very strict views of religious obligation.
DR. TALMAGE-THE MAN. BY REV. W. S. SWANSON, D.D. [Dr. Swanson was for twenty years a valued member of the English Presbyterian Mission at Amoy, and subsequently Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of England until his death, November 24, 1893] My first meeting with Dr. Talmage took place in the early days of July, 1860, and from that day till the day of his death he was regarded as not only one of the best and most valued friends, but I looked up to him as a father …
Rev. John Gerardus Fagg—Forty Years in South China
Of This, Then, Ye have Now Received, have Meditated...
It Behoves those who Preside Over the Churches, Every Day but Especially on Lord's Days...
Under the Shepherd's Care.
1 Timothy 1:9
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge "--
2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
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