Refuse (paraitou). Present middle imperative second person singular of paraitew, old verb, to ask of one and then to beg off from one as in Luke 14:18 ; Acts 25:11 ; 1 Timothy 4:7 ; 1 Timothy 5:11 ; Titus 3:10 ; 2 Timothy 2:23 . Profane (bebhlou). See 1 Timothy 1:9 . Old wives' fables (grawdei muqou). On muqo, see 1 Timothy 1:4 . Grawdei, late word (Strabo, Galen) from grau, old woman, and eido (look, appearance). Such as old women tell to children like the Gnostic aeons. Exercise thyself (gumnaze seauton). Present active imperative of gumnazw, originally to exercise naked (gumno). Old and common verb, but in N.T. only here and Hebrews 5:14 ; Hebrews 12:11 .