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2 Timothy 2:23

    2 Timothy 2:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do engender strifes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And put away foolish and uncontrolled questionings, seeing that they are a cause of trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

    World English Bible

    But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:23

    Foolish and unlearned questions - See the notes on 1 Timothy 1:4; 1 Timothy 4:7 (note), and Titus 3:9 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 2:23

    But foolish and unlearned questions avoid; - see the notes at 2 Timothy 2:16; compare the notes at 1 Timothy 1:4, 1 Timothy 1:6; 1 Timothy 4:7. The word "unlearned," here, means "trifling; that which does not tend to edification; stupid." The Greeks and the Hebrews were greatly given to controversies of various kinds, and many of the questions discussed pertained to points which could not be settled, or which, if settled, were of no importance. Such has been the character of no small part of the disputes which have agitated the world. Paul correctly says that the only effect of such disputes is to engender harsh contention. Points of real importance can be discussed with no injury to the temper; but people cannot safely dispute about trifles.