25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,

Read 2 Timothy 2:25 Using Other Translations

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,
Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.