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2 Timothy 2:16

    2 Timothy 2:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But take no part in wrong and foolish talk, for those who do so will go farther into evil,

    Webster's Revision

    But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

    World English Bible

    But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

    Definitions for 2 Timothy 2:16

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:16

    Shun profane and vain babblings - This is the character he gives of the preaching of the false teachers. Whatever was not agreeable to the doctrine of truth was, in the sight of God, empty and profane babbling; engendering nothing but ungodliness, and daily increasing in that.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 2:16

    But shun profane and vain babblings, - see the notes at 1 Timothy 6:20.

    For they will increase unto more ungodliness - Their tendency is to alienate the soul from God, and to lead to impiety. Such kinds of disputation are not merely a waste of time, they are productive of positive mischief. A man fond of contention in religious things is seldom one who has much love for the practical duties of piety, or any very deep sense of the distinction between right and wrong. You will not usually look for him in the place of prayer, nor can you expect his aid in the conversion of sinners, nor will you find that he has any very strict views of religious obligation.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Timothy 2:16

    2:16 They - Who babble thus will grow worse and worse.