New Living Translation
Again I say, don't get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.
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,
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LibraryIntroductory Note to the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus
[a.d. 130.] The anonymous author of this Epistle gives himself the title (Mathetes) "a disciple  of the Apostles," and I venture to adopt it as his name. It is about all we know of him, and it serves a useful end. I place his letter here, as a sequel to the Clementine Epistle, for several reasons, which I think scholars will approve: (1) It is full of the Pauline spirit, and exhales the same pure and primitive fragrance which is characteristic of Clement. (2) No theory as to its date very much …
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1 Timothy 1:4
Don't let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don't help people live a life of faith in God.
1 Timothy 6:4
Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God's presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.
Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time.
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don't they come from the evil desires at war within you?
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