Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

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

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:

Amplified

But have nothing to do with irreverent folklore and silly myths. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness [keeping yourself spiritually fit].

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:

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.

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
But
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

References

Context Readings

The Good Servant Of Christ

6 If you point out these things to the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the good doctrine which you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself in godliness. 8 For bodily training is of some value, but godliness is of value in all things, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:4

nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than the divine trainingwhich is by faith.

2 Timothy 2:16

Avoid godless chatter, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their sense trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

Acts 24:16

And so I do my best always to have a clear conscience before God and men.

1 Timothy 2:10

but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess godliness.

1 Timothy 3:16

By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: he was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,

2 Timothy 2:23

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

2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

2 Timothy 4:4

and will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Titus 1:14

and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of men who reject the truth.

Titus 2:12

training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this present age,

Titus 3:9

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and quarrels about the Law, for they are unprofitable and useless.

2 Peter 1:5-8

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge,

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