Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 prove faithless. he abides faithful, for he cannot be false to himself." 14 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. 15 Strive earnestly to present yourself unto God, tested and proved worthy by trial, a workman unashamed, ever cutting a straight path for the message of the truth.


Cross References

2 Timothy 2:23

Ever shun foolish and puerile discussions, for you know that they lead to quarrels.

1 Timothy 5:21

I charge you solemnly in the presence of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ and of the elect angels, that you observe these things without prejudice against any man, and do nothing out of partiality.

1 Timothy 5:21

I charge you solemnly in the presence of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ and of the elect angels, that you observe these things without prejudice against any man, and do nothing out of partiality.

1 Timothy 6:13

In the presence of God who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus who bore witness to the good confession before Pontius Pilate,

2 Timothy 2:16

but avoid profane babble; for people will go farther and farther in impiety,

2 Timothy 4:1

I adjure you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is about to judge the living and the dead??y his appearing and his kingdom, I adjure you??2 proclaim the message, be urgent in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, encourage, with never-failing patience and teaching.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not allow yourselves to be swept away by various and strange teachings. For it is a beautiful thing to be established in heart by grace, and not by regulations regarding food, from which those that occupied themselves with them have derived no benefit.

Matthew 16:26

What will it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Acts 13:10

"O full of all craft and cunning, you son of the devil! You enemy of all goodness! Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?

Acts 15:24

"as we have heard that some of your number who went out from us have troubled you with words and upset your souls, without having received any such instruction from us;

Romans 14:1

Welcome a man of weak faith, but not for the purpose of deciding doubtful points.

Galatians 1:7

for another gospel, which indeed is not another; only there are certain individuals who are troubling you, and desiring to pervert the gospel of Christ.

Ephesians 4:17

This then I tell you and implore you in the Master's name, to pass your lives no longer as the Gentiles do in the perverseness of their minds;

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, my brothers, I continue to beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as you learned of me how to walk so as to please God??nd you are actually doing so??hat you abound in it yet more and more.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

I summon you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to shun any brother who leads an idle and disorderly life, which is not according to the rule you received from me.

1 Timothy 1:4

nor to be paying attention to myths and interminable genealogies, which tend to promote discussions rather than a stewardship entrusted by God, a stewardship which is in faith.

1 Timothy 1:6

Some have failed here, and have turned aside to empty argument.

1 Timothy 4:8

For physical training is of some small service, but godliness is of service in everything; since it carries with it a promise of life, both here and hereafter.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

he is puffed up with conceit and knows nothing, but is doting about disputations and a strife of words. These give rise to envy, quarrels, railings, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 1:6

For this reason let me remind you to keep ever blazing that gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Titus 3:9-11

But avoid foolish questionings and genealogies and dissensions and wranglings about the law; for these are unprofitable and empty.

2 Peter 1:13

So I think it right, as long as I am in this "tent," to rouse you by way of reminding you,

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