Parallel Verses

Amplified

But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers' tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit].

New American Standard Bible

But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;

King James Version

But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Holman Bible

But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness,

International Standard Version

Do not have anything to do with godless myths and fables of old women. Instead, train yourself to be godly.

A Conservative Version

But reject the profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself to piety.

American Standard Version

but refuse profane and old wives fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:

An Understandable Version

But you should have nothing to do with those worldly myths [See 1:4] and superstitious tales [often] told by old women. Instead, train yourself for living a godly life.

Anderson New Testament

But reject those profane and oldwomanish fables, and exercise yourself for godliness.

Bible in Basic English

But have nothing to do with unclean and foolish stories. Give yourself training in religion:

Common New Testament

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself in godliness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

as for prophane and groundless fables, reject them.

Darby Translation

But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety;

Godbey New Testament

but reject the unsanctified and silly stories: but exercise yourself unto godliness.

Goodspeed New Testament

But let worldly fictions and old wives' tales alone. Train yourself for the religious life.

John Wesley New Testament

But avoid profane and old wives fables, and exercise thyself unto godliness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Julia Smith Translation

And profane and old women's fictions reject, and exercise thyself in devotion.

King James 2000

But refuse profane and old wives' tales, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But reject those {worthless myths told by elderly women}, and train yourself for godliness.

Modern King James verseion

But refuse profane and old-womanish tales, and exercise yourself to godliness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But cast away unghostly and old wives' fables. Exercise thyself unto godliness.

Moffatt New Testament

Shut your mind against these profane, drivelling myths; train for the religious life.

Montgomery New Testament

Ever reject these profane and old womanish myths; and continually train yourself for the contest of godliness.

NET Bible

But reject those myths fit only for the godless and gullible, and train yourself for godliness.

New Heart English Bible

But refuse profane and old wives' tales. Exercise yourself toward godliness.

Noyes New Testament

But avoid the profane and old wives fables; and exercise thyself unto godliness.

Sawyer New Testament

but avoid profane and silly myths; exercise yourself in piety;

The Emphasized Bible

But, from the profane and old-wives' stories, excuse thyself, and be training thyself unto godliness;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But profane and antiquated fables reject, but exercise thyself unto godliness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

As for profane legends and old wives' tales, leave them alone. Train yourself to lead a religious life;

Webster

But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather to godliness.

Weymouth New Testament

But worldly stories, fit only for credulous old women, have nothing to do with.

Williams New Testament

But make it your habit to let worldly and old women's stories alone. Continue training yourself for the religious life.

World English Bible

But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness.

Worrell New Testament

but refuse the profane and old wives fables, and exercise yourself unto godliness;

Worsley New Testament

But profane and groundless fables reject, and exercise thyself unto godliness.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the profane and old women's fables reject thou, and exercise thyself unto piety,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

παραιτέομαι 
Paraiteomai 
Usage: 8

βέβηλος 
Bebelos 
Usage: 5

and


δέ 
De 
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 0
Usage: 2184

γραώδης 
Graodes 
Usage: 1

μῦθος 
Muthos 
Usage: 5

γυμνάζω 
Gumnazo 
Usage: 4

σεαυτοῦ σεαυτῷ σεαυτόν σαυτοῦ σαυτῷ σα
Seautou 
Usage: 31

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

Context Readings

The Good Servant Of Christ

6 If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus, ever nourishing your own self on the truths of the faith and of the good [Christian] instruction which you have closely followed. 7 But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers' tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit]. 8 For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come.


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:4

Nor to give importance to or occupy themselves with legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which foster and promote useless speculations and questionings rather than acceptance in faith of God's administration and the divine training that is in faith ( in that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) -- "

2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.

Acts 24:16

Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavoring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men.

1 Timothy 2:10

But by doing good deeds (deeds in themselves good and for the good and advantage of those contacted by them), as befits women who profess reverential fear for and devotion to God.

1 Timothy 3:16

And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [ God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 6:11

But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, guard and keep the deposit entrusted [to you]! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination.

2 Timothy 2:23

But refuse (shut your mind against, have nothing to do with) trifling (ill-informed, unedifying, stupid) controversies over ignorant questionings, for you know that they foster strife and breed quarrels.

2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand].

2 Timothy 4:4

And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.

Titus 1:14

[And may show their soundness by] ceasing to give attention to Jewish myths and fables or to rules [laid down] by [mere] men who reject and turn their backs on the Truth.

Titus 2:12

It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,

Titus 3:9

But avoid stupid and foolish controversies and genealogies and dissensions and wrangling about the Law, for they are unprofitable and futile.

2 Peter 1:5-8

For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),

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