Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

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

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:

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.

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.

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 warn the brethren of these dangers you will be a good and faithful servant of Christ Jesus, inwardly feeding on the lessons of the faith and of the sound teaching of which you have been, and are, so close a follower. 7 But worldly stories, fit only for credulous old women, have nothing to do with. 8 Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming.


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:4

and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.

2 Timothy 2:16

But from irreligious and frivolous talk hold aloof, for those who indulge in it will proceed from bad to worse in impiety,

Hebrews 5:14

Such persons are mere babes. But solid food is for adults--that is, for those who through constant practice have their spiritual faculties carefully trained to distinguish good from evil.

Acts 24:16

This too is my own earnest endeavour--always to have a clear conscience in relation to God and man.

1 Timothy 2:10

but--as befits women making a claim to godliness--with the ornament of good works.

1 Timothy 3:16

And, beyond controversy, great is the mystery of our religion-- that Christ appeared in human form, and His claims justified by the Spirit, was seen by angels and proclaimed among Gentile nations, was believed on in the world, and received up again into glory.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, O man of God, must flee from these things; and strive for uprightness, godliness, good faith, love, fortitude, and a forgiving temper.

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, guard the truths entrusted to you, shunning irreligious and frivolous talk, and controversy with what is falsely called 'knowledge';

2 Timothy 2:23

But avoid foolish discussions with ignorant men, knowing--as you do--that these lead to quarrels;

2 Timothy 3:12

And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

2 Timothy 4:4

and will turn away from listening to the truth and will turn aside to fables.

Titus 1:14

and not give attention to Jewish legends and the maxims of men who turn their backs on the truth.

Titus 2:12

training us to renounce ungodliness and all the pleasures of this world, and to live sober, upright, and pious lives at the present time,

Titus 3:9

But hold yourself aloof from foolish controversies and pedigrees and discussions and wrangling about the Law, for they are useless and vain.

2 Peter 1:5-8

But for this very reason--adding, on your part, all earnestness-- along with your faith, manifest also a noble character: along with a noble character, knowledge;

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