Fightings about the law (maca nomika). "Legal battles." See 1 Timothy 6:4 ; 2 Timothy 2:23 . Wordy fights about Mosaic and Pharisaic and Gnostic regulations. Shun (periistaso). Present middle imperative of periisthmi, intransitive, step around, stand aside ( 2 Timothy 2:16 ). Common in this sense in the literary Koin. Unprofitable (anwpelei). Old compound adjective (a privative and opelo), in N.T. only here and Hebrews 7:18 .