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
CommentaryBarnes' 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.
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
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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.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
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