Stay away from mindless, pointless quarreling over genealogies and fine print in the law code. That gets you nowhere.
Warn a quarrelsome person once or twice, but then be done with him.
It's obvious that such a person is out of line, rebellious against God. By persisting in divisiveness he cuts himself off.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)