Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 God to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good, and [upsets and undermines and] ruins [the faith of] those who listen.

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.

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 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 do not believe Him, yet He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. 14 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. 15 Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.


Cross References

2 Timothy 2:23

But avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they give birth to strifes.

1 Timothy 5:21

I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you guard these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.

Jeremiah 7:8

Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot do any good.

1 Timothy 6:13

I charge you before God (who makes all things alive) and in the sight of Christ Jesus (who witnessed the good confession to Pontius Pilate),

2 Timothy 2:16

But shun profane, vain babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.

2 Timothy 4:1

Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance and His kingdom,

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried about with different and strange doctrines, for it is good for the heart to be established with grace, not with foods, in which those who have walked in them were not helped.

1 Samuel 12:21

And do not turn aside to go after vanities, which cannot profit nor deliver. For they are vain.

Jeremiah 2:8

The priests did not say, Where is Jehovah? And they who handle the Law did not know Me; the shepherds also rebelled against Me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things not profitable.

Jeremiah 2:11

Has a nation changed their gods who are yet no gods? But My people have changed their Glory for that which does not profit.

Jeremiah 16:19

O Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations shall come to You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and there is no profit in them.

Jeremiah 23:32

Jehovah says, Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams and tell them, and cause My people to go astray by their lies and by their lightness. Yet I did not send them nor command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all, says Jehovah.

Jeremiah 23:36

And you shall mention the burden of Jehovah no more. For every man's word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the Words of the living God, of Jehovah of Hosts our God.

Habakkuk 2:18

What does an image profit, for its maker has carved it; a molten image, and a teacher of lies? For does the maker trust in his work on it, to make dumb idols?

Matthew 16:26

For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Acts 13:10

and said, O son of the Devil, full of all deceit and all craftiness, enemy of all righteousness, will you not stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?

Acts 15:24

Because we have heard that certain ones who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, Be circumcised and keep the law! (to whom we gave no such command);

Romans 14:1

And receive him who is weak in the faith, but not to judgments of your thoughts.

Galatians 1:7

which is not another, but some are troubling you, and desiring to pervert the gospel of Christ.

Ephesians 4:17

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should not walk from now on as other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

1 Thessalonians 4:1

For the rest, then, my brothers, we beseech you and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as you have received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks disorderly, and not after the teaching which he received from us.

1 Timothy 1:4

nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies (which provide doubts rather than the nurture of God in faith).

1 Timothy 1:6

from which some, having swerved, have turned aside to foolish talking,

1 Timothy 4:8

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

he is proud, knowing nothing. He is sick concerning doubts and arguments, from which comes envy, strife, evil speakings, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 1:6

Therefore I remind you to inflame anew the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.

Titus 3:9-11

But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions, and strivings about the Law, for they are unprofitable and vain.

2 Peter 1:13

But I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by a reminder,

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