2 Timothy 2:24
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,
He must not be a fighter, quarreller; but meek, quiet, easy to be entreated: for such are fathers, nurses, surgeons, physicians. Oh, how much pity, tenderness of affection is required of them! Lambs, sucking babes, bones out of joints, stand in need of a gentle heart and finger to feed, nourish, and rightly to place them. To be fierce, cruel, outrageous, better befits a dog than a shepherd.
(J. Barlow, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,