Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But avoid worldly, empty chatter, for those who practice it will become more and more ungodly,

New American Standard Bible

But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

King James Version

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

A Conservative Version

But shun profane babblings, for they will advance to greater impiety,

American Standard Version

But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Amplified

But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.

Anderson New Testament

But shun profane and vain babblings; for they will make further advance to ungodliness,

Bible in Basic English

But take no part in wrong and foolish talk, for those who do so will go farther into evil,

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

discountenance such as hold vain irreligious discourse; for they will grow bold in impiety,

Darby Translation

But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,

Godbey New Testament

But reject the unsanctified empty talks: for they will proceed unto more of ungodliness,

Goodspeed New Testament

Leave worldly, empty phrases alone, for they lead people deeper and deeper into godlessness,

John Wesley New Testament

But avoid profane empty babblings; for they will increase to more ungodliness.

Julia Smith Translation

And avoid profane, empty discourses: for they will proceed to more of profanation.

King James 2000

But shun profane and vain utterances: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But avoid pointless chatter, for it will progress to greater ungodliness,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Unghostly and vain voices, pass over. For they shall increase unto greater ungodliness,

Moffatt New Testament

Avoid all that profane jargon, for it leads people still further into irreligion,

Montgomery New Testament

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

NET Bible

But avoid profane chatter, because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness,

New Heart English Bible

But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Noyes New Testament

But shun the profane babblings; for they will go on to a higher degree of ungodliness;

Sawyer New Testament

But profane and vain words, avoid; for they greatly increase impiety,

The Emphasized Bible

But, the profane pratings, shun; for, unto more ungodliness, will they force themselves on;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But profane vain bablings avoid: for they will proceed to greater lengths of impiety.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Avoid profane prattle. Those who indulge in it only get deeper into irreligious ways,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

Continue shunning worldly, futile phrases, for they lead on to greater depths of godlessness,

World English Bible

But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

Worrell New Testament

But shun the profane babblings, for they will proceed to more ungodliness;

Worsley New Testament

But avoid prophane empty harangues; for they will proceed to more impiety,

Youngs Literal Translation

and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance,

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

περιΐ́στημι 
Periistemi 
Usage: 3

βέβηλος 
Bebelos 
Usage: 5

κενοφωνία 
Kenophonia 
Usage: 2

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

they will increase
προκόπτω 
Prokopto 
Usage: 5

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

πλείων πλεῖον πλέον 
Pleion 
Usage: 40

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

15 Do your best to present yourself as a worker who is approved by God [and] does not have to be ashamed, [because you are] accurately handling [i.e., explaining] the message of truth. 16 But avoid worldly, empty chatter, for those who practice it will become more and more ungodly, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among these people are Hymenaeus and Philetus,


Cross References

Titus 3:9

But you should avoid foolish arguments, and [pointless] discussions about ancestors, and quarrels and disputes about [observance of] the law of Moses, for they are unprofitable and useless.

1 Timothy 6:20

[So], Timothy, guard [the Gospel message] which has been entrusted to you, while avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

1 Timothy 6:20

[So], Timothy, guard [the Gospel message] which has been entrusted to you, while avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

1 Timothy 6:20

[So], Timothy, guard [the Gospel message] which has been entrusted to you, while avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little yeast can leaven the whole batch of dough?

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be fooled; bad company ruins good moral behavior.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-8

For this mysterious lawlessness is already at work [or, "this lawlessness is already secretly at work"]; but the one who is holding it back [will continue to do so] until he is removed.

1 Timothy 4:7

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.

2 Timothy 2:14

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.

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse [in their behavior], deceiving people and being deceived by them.

Titus 1:11

They must be silenced [because] they are upsetting entire families by teaching things they should not be for the shameful purpose of making money.

Titus 1:14

instead of paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who reject the truth.

Hebrews 12:15

Look carefully [at how you are living] so that no one falls away from God's unearned favor, and that no "poisonous plant sprouts up" to cause trouble and corrupt many people [Note: This is an analogy from Deut. 29:16-18 being used as a warning against the evil influence of wicked people],

2 Peter 2:2

And many people will follow their unrestrained, indecent conduct, which will result in the true way [of God] being spoken against.

2 Peter 2:18

[Although] their talk is big, what they say is worthless, and by [offering people] fleshly desires [i.e., sexual gratification], they lead people astray, who are barely escaping from the error of the world.

Revelation 13:3

And one of the beast's heads looked like it had been fatally wounded, but the wound healed and the entire world was amazed and followed after him.

Revelation 13:14

[And] by being given [power] to perform these signs in the sight of the [first] beast, he deceived the people on earth. He told them to make a statue to [honor] the [first] beast, who had been wounded by a sword and yet lived [through it].

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