2 Timothy 2:14-26 CSB

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14 Remind them of these things, charging them before Goda not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

References for 2 Timothy 2:14

    • b 2:14 - Other mss read before the Lord
      15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn't need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.
      16 But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.
      17 And their word will spread like gangrene, among whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus.
      18 They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and are overturning the faith of some.
      19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription: The Lord knows those who are His, b and Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from unrighteousness.c

      References for 2 Timothy 2:19

        • c 2:19 - Nm 16:5
        • d 2:19 - Lv 24:11, 16; Nm 16:26-27; Jos 23:7; Ps 6:9; 33:15; Pr 3:7; Isaiah 26:13; 52:11; Jr 20:9
          20 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and earthenware, some for speciald use, some for ordinary.

          References for 2 Timothy 2:20

            • e 2:20 - Or honorable
              21 So if anyone purifies himself from these things, he will be a speciale instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

              References for 2 Timothy 2:21

                • f 2:21 - Or an honorable
                  22 Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
                  23 But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.
                  24 The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach,f and patient,

                  References for 2 Timothy 2:24

                    • g 2:24 - Or everyone, skillful in teaching
                      25 instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth.
                      26 Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil's trap, having been captured by him to do his will.