Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

New American Standard Bible

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

King James Version

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

International Standard Version

Remind others about these things, and warn them before God not to argue over words. Arguing does not do any good but only destroys those who are listening.

A Conservative Version

Remind them of these things, solemnly testifying in the sight of the Lord, not to brawl verbally, to nothing useful, to the ruin of those who hear.

American Standard Version

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no profit, to the subverting of them that hear.

Amplified

Remind [the people] of these facts and [solemnly] charge them in the presence of the Lord to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good but upsets and undermines the faith of the hearers.

An Understandable Version

Remind them [Note: This probably refers to the "trustworthy men" there at Ephesus. See 2:2] of these things [i.e., the truths just mentioned. Verses 8-13], solemnly urging them, in the presence of the Lord, not to argue over words, [for] it is useless and brings [only] ruin to those who listen to it.

Anderson New Testament

Put them in mind of these things, charging them before the Lord that they dispute not about words to no profit, which disputes end in the overthrow of the hearers.

Bible in Basic English

Put these things before them, giving them orders in the name of the Lord to keep themselves from fighting about words, which is of no profit, only causing error in their hearers.

Common New Testament

Remind them of these things, and charge them in the presence of God to avoid disputing about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.

Daniel Mace New Testament

These things represent, conjuring them by the presence of the Lord, to avoid disputes about words, which only serve to pervert the audience.

Darby Translation

Of these things put in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of the hearers.

Godbey New Testament

Remember these things, testifying before God, that they shall not fight with words, profitable unto nothing, for the overturning of those who hear.

Goodspeed New Testament

Remind men of these things. Charge them before God to avoid idle arguments which do no one any good and only bring destruction on those who listen to them.

John Wesley New Testament

Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord, not to strive about words, to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Counsel these things, charging them before the Lord. Strive not in words that profit nothing, but rather subvert the hearers.

Julia Smith Translation

Put these things in mind, calling to witness before the Lord not to wrangle for nothing useful, to the subversion of them hearing.

King James 2000

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the ruin of the hearers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Remind [people] of these [things], solemnly urging [them] before the Lord not to dispute about words. [This is] in no way beneficial [and leads to] the ruin of the hearers.

Modern King James verseion

Put them in memory of these things, charging them before the Lord not to dispute about words to no profit, to the subverting of the hearers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Of these things put them in remembrance, and testify before the Lord, that they strive not about words, which is to no profit, but to pervert the hearers.

Moffatt New Testament

Remind men of this: adjure them before the Lord not to bandy arguments ??no good comes out of that, it only means the undoing of your audience.

Montgomery New Testament

Always call these truths to men's mind; adjuring them in the presence of God to avoid controversy. It is a useless thing, and subverts those who listen to it.

NET Bible

Remind people of these things and solemnly charge them before the Lord not to wrangle over words. This is of no benefit; it just brings ruin on those who listen.

New Heart English Bible

Remind them of these things, charging them in the presence of God, that they do not argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.

Noyes New Testament

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord not to carry on a strife of words, to no useful purpose, but rather to the subverting of the hearers.

Sawyer New Testament

Call to mind these things, charging [men] before the Lord not to debate about words, to no profit, to the subversion of the hearers.

The Emphasized Bible

Of these things, be putting them in remembrance, adjuring them before God not to be waging word-battles, - useful, for nothing, occasioning a subversion of them that hearken.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Put them in mind of these things, adjuring them before the Lord not to quarrel about words of no use, but tending to the perversion of the audience.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Remind people of all this; urge them solemnly, as in the sight of God, to avoid controversy, a useless thing and the ruin of those who listen to it.

Webster

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they contend not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

Weymouth New Testament

Bring all this to men's remembrances, solemnly charging them in the presence of God not to waste time in wrangling about mere words, a course which is altogether unprofitable and tends only to the ruin of the hearers.

Williams New Testament

Keep on reminding men of these things. Solemnly charge them before God to stop petty debating, which does no good at all but brings destruction on those who hear it.

World English Bible

Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don't argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.

Worrell New Testament

Of these things put them in remembrance, solemnly charging them before God, that they engage not in word-battles to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.

Worsley New Testament

These things remind them of, charging them before the Lord not to contend about words, which is profitable for nothing, and tends to the subversion of the hearers.

Youngs Literal Translation

These things remind them of, testifying fully before the Lord -- not to strive about words to nothing profitable, but to the subversion of those hearing;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

put
ὑπομιμνήσκω 
Hupomimnesko 
Usage: 6

ὑπομιμνήσκω 
Hupomimnesko 
Usage: 6

διαμαρτύρομαι 
Diamarturomai 
Usage: 13

ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

λογομαχέω 
Logomacheo 
Usage: 1

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

λογομαχέω 
Logomacheo 
Usage: 1

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

no
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

χρήσιμος 
Chresimos 
Usage: 1

but to
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

καταστροφή 
Katastrophe 
Usage: 2

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

13 if we are faithless, He remains faithful,
for He cannot deny Himself.
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.


Cross References

2 Timothy 2:23

But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.

Jeremiah 7:8

But look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.

1 Timothy 6:13

In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you

2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.

2 Timothy 4:1

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of His appearing and His kingdom:

Hebrews 13:9

Don’t be led astray by various kinds of strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established by grace and not by foods, since those involved in them have not benefited.

1 Samuel 12:21

Don’t turn away to follow worthless things that can’t profit or deliver you; they are worthless.

Jeremiah 2:8

The priests quit asking, “Where is the Lord?”
The experts in the law no longer knew Me,
and the rulers rebelled against Me.
The prophets prophesied by Baal
and followed useless idols.

Jeremiah 2:11

Has a nation ever exchanged its gods?
(But they were not gods!)
Yet My people have exchanged their Glory
for useless idols.

Jeremiah 16:19

Lord, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in a time of distress,
the nations will come to You
from the ends of the earth, and they will say,
“Our fathers inherited only lies,
worthless idols of no benefit at all.”

Jeremiah 23:32

I am against those who prophesy false dreams”—the Lord’s declaration—“telling them and leading My people astray with their falsehoods and their boasting. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 23:36

But no longer refer to the burden of the Lord, for each man’s word becomes his burden and you pervert the words of the living God, the Lord of Hosts, our God.

Habakkuk 2:18

What use is a carved idol
after its craftsman carves it?
It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies.
For the one who crafts its shape trusts in it
and makes idols that cannot speak.

Matthew 16:26

What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Acts 13:10

and said, “You son of the Devil, full of all deceit and all fraud, enemy of all righteousness! Won’t you ever stop perverting the straight paths of the Lord?

Acts 15:24

Because we have heard that some without our authorization went out from us and troubled you with their words and unsettled your hearts,

Romans 14:1

Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues.

Galatians 1:7

not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to change the good news about the Messiah.

Ephesians 4:17

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God—as you are doing—do so even more.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from every brother who walks irresponsibly and not according to the tradition received from us.

1 Timothy 1:4

or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith.

1 Timothy 1:6

Some have deviated from these and turned aside to fruitless discussion.

1 Timothy 4:8

the training of the body has a limited benefit,
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 1:6

Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Titus 3:9-11

But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

2 Peter 1:13

I consider it right, as long as I am in this bodily tent, to wake you up with a reminder,

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