Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But refuse [to participate in] foolish and stupid arguments, knowing that they produce quarreling.

New American Standard Bible

But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.

King James Version

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.

A Conservative Version

But shun foolish and uneducated questions, knowing that they breed quarrels.

American Standard Version

But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.

Amplified

But have nothing to do with foolish and ignorant speculations [useless disputes over unedifying, stupid controversies], since you know that they produce strife and give birth to quarrels.

Anderson New Testament

But avoid foolish and unprofitable questions, because you know that they produce contentions:

Bible in Basic English

And put away foolish and uncontrolled questionings, seeing that they are a cause of trouble.

Common New Testament

Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know that they produce quarrels.

Daniel Mace New Testament

decline all impertinent barren disputes, since they only serve for contention.

Darby Translation

But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions.

Godbey New Testament

But reject foolish and undisciplinary questions, knowing that they gender strife.

Goodspeed New Testament

Avoid foolish, crude speculations; you know they only lead to quarrels,

John Wesley New Testament

But avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget strife:

Julia Smith Translation

And silly and ignorant questions refuse, knowing that they produce strifes.

King James 2000

But foolish and ignorant questions avoid, knowing that they do produce strifes.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But avoid foolish and uninformed controversies, [because you] know that they produce quarrels.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Foolish and unlearned questions put from thee, remembering that they do but gender strife.

Moffatt New Testament

Shut your mind against foolish, popular controversy; be sure that only breeds strife.

Montgomery New Testament

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

NET Bible

But reject foolish and ignorant controversies, because you know they breed infighting.

New Heart English Bible

But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.

Noyes New Testament

But the foolish and ignorant questionings avoid, knowing that they gender quarrels;

Sawyer New Testament

But foolish and trifling disputes avoid, knowing that they produce contentions;

The Emphasized Bible

But, from the foolish and undisciplined questionings, excuse thyself, knowing that they gender strifes;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But foolish and uninstructive disputes avoid, knowing that they produce quarrels.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Shun foolish and ignorant discussions, for you know that they only breed quarrels;

Webster

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they gender contentions.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

Always avoid foolish discussions with ignorant men, for you know that they breed quarrels,

World English Bible

But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.

Worrell New Testament

But the foolish and ignorant questionings reject, knowing that they beget strifes;

Worsley New Testament

but foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they produce quarrels; for the servant of the Lord ought not to wrangle,

Youngs Literal Translation

and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they beget strife,

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

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀπαίδευτος 
Apaideutos 
Usage: 1

ζήτησις 
Zetesis 
Usage: 6

παραιτέομαι 
Paraiteomai 
Usage: 8

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

References

American

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

22 But run from the evil desires of youth and pursue [the practice of] right living, faith, love and peace, along with those people who call on the Lord [i.e., in prayer] from a pure heart. 23 But refuse [to participate in] foolish and stupid arguments, knowing that they produce quarreling. 24 For the Lord's slave must not quarrel, but be kind toward everyone, capable of teaching, [and] patient [with difficult people and situations].


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.

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.

1 Timothy 1:4

and not to listen to legends or exhaustive lists of ancestors. These [only] serve to arouse speculations, rather than [promote] God's plan which is based on faith.

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.

1 Timothy 6:4-5

that person is conceited. He does not understand anything, but has an unhealthy concern for controversy and arguments over words, which produce envy, dissension, abusive language, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:16

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

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