2 Timothy 2:23

23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.

2 Timothy 2:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
ESV
23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.
NLT
23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.
MSG
23 Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights.
CSB
23 But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.

2 Timothy 2:23 Meaning and Commentary

2 Timothy 2:23

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid
Such as have no solid wisdom in them, and are foreign from the Gospel, the wisdom of God in a mystery, and are not useful and unedifying; such ought to be avoided, publicly and privately; they should not be started in the public ministry, nor attended to in private conversation; as being unworthy of the notice of a minister of the Gospel wise and learned, and useless to the church, and to his hearers.

Knowing that they do gender strife;
about words, and contentions, which break the peace of churches, and hinder the profit of souls, and the progress of the Gospel.

2 Timothy 2:23 In-Context

21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,

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