2 Timothy 2:23
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.

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

Darby Bible Translation
But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions.

World English Bible
But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.

Young's Literal Translation
and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they beget strife,

2 Timothy 2:23 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid; - see the notes at 2 Timothy 2:16; compare the notes at 1 Timothy 1:4, 1 Timothy 1:6; 1 Timothy 4:7. The word "unlearned," here, means "trifling; that which does not tend to edification; stupid." The Greeks and the Hebrews were greatly given to controversies of various kinds, and many of the questions discussed pertained to points which could not be settled, or which, if settled, were of no importance. Such has been the character of no small part of the disputes which have agitated the world. Paul correctly says that the only effect of such disputes is to engender harsh contention. Points of real importance can be discussed with no injury to the temper; but people cannot safely dispute about trifles.

2 Timothy 2:23 Parallel Commentaries

Library
In Memoriam.
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...
2. Of this, then, ye have now received, have meditated, and having meditated have held, that ye should say, "I believe in God the Father Almighty." God is Almighty, and yet, though Almighty, He cannot die, cannot be deceived, cannot lie; and, as the Apostle says, "cannot deny Himself." [1765] How many things that He cannot do, and yet is Almighty! yea therefore is Almighty, because He cannot do these things. For if He could die, He were not Almighty; if to lie, if to be deceived, if to do unjustly,
St. Augustine—On the Creeds

It Behoves those who Preside Over the Churches, Every Day but Especially on Lord's Days...
It behoves those who preside over the churches, every day but especially on Lord's days, to teach all the clergy and people words of piety and of right religion, gathering out of holy Scripture meditations and determinations of the truth, and not going beyond the limits now fixed, nor varying from the tradition of the God-bearing fathers. And if any controversy in regard to Scripture shall have been raised, let them not interpret it otherwise than as the lights and doctors of the church in their
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Under the Shepherd's Care.
A NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS. "For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."--1 Peter ii. 25. "Ye were as sheep going astray." This is evidently addressed to believers. We were like sheep, blindly, willfully following an unwise leader. Not only were we following ourselves, but we in our turn have led others astray. This is true of all of us: "All we like sheep have gone astray;" all equally foolish, "we have turned every one to his own way." Our first
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

Cross References
1 Timothy 1:4
nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

James 4:1
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

Jump to Previous
Arguments Avoid Avoiding Beget Breed Cause Contentions Controversies Discussions Foolish Gender Ignorant Lead Produce Quarrels Questionings Questions Refuse Senseless Speculations Strife Strifes Stupid Uncontrolled Unlearned
Jump to Next
Arguments Avoid Avoiding Beget Breed Cause Contentions Controversies Discussions Foolish Gender Ignorant Lead Produce Quarrels Questionings Questions Refuse Senseless Speculations Strife Strifes Stupid Uncontrolled Unlearned
Links
2 Timothy 2:23 NIV
2 Timothy 2:23 NLT
2 Timothy 2:23 ESV
2 Timothy 2:23 NASB
2 Timothy 2:23 KJV

2 Timothy 2:23 Bible Apps
2 Timothy 2:23 Biblia Paralela
2 Timothy 2:23 Chinese Bible
2 Timothy 2:23 French Bible
2 Timothy 2:23 German Bible

2 Timothy 2:23 Commentaries

Bible Hub
2 Timothy 2:22
Top of Page
Top of Page