2 Timothy 2:16
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.
The word rendered "shun" is a strong one, and signifies, literally, to make a circuit so as to avoid; or as Alford paraphrases it, "the meaning seems to come from a number of persons falling back from an object of fear or loathing, and standing at a distance round it." The word is used in Titus 3:9.
(H. D. M. Spence, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.