Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

New American Standard Bible

The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

King James Version

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Holman Bible

The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,

International Standard Version

A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,

A Conservative Version

And a bondman of Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,

Amplified

The servant of the Lord must not participate in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone [even-tempered, preserving peace, and he must be], skilled in teaching, patient and tolerant when wronged.

An Understandable Version

For the Lord's slave must not quarrel, but be kind toward everyone, capable of teaching, [and] patient [with difficult people and situations].

Anderson New Testament

and the servant of the Lord must not be contentious, but gentle toward all men, able to teach, patient under evils,

Bible in Basic English

For it is not right for the Lord's servant to make trouble, but he is to be gentle to all, ready in teaching, putting up with wrong,

Common New Testament

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome, but he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, patient when wronged,

Daniel Mace New Testament

a christian must not be litigious, but easy to all men, qualify'd to instruct,

Darby Translation

And a bondman of the Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;

Godbey New Testament

But it does not behoove the servant of the Lord to strive, but to be gentle toward all, competent to teach, enduring evil,

Goodspeed New Testament

and a slave of the Lord must not quarrel, but treat everyone kindly; he must be persuasive and unresentful,

John Wesley New Testament

And a servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle toward all men,

Julia Smith Translation

And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all, giving instruction, enduring evil,

King James 2000

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the slave of the Lord must not quarrel, but be kind toward everyone, skillful in teaching, tolerant,

Modern King James verseion

But the servant of the Lord must not strive, but to be gentle to all, apt to teach, patient,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the servant of the Lord must not strive: but must be peaceable unto all men, and apt to teach,

Moffatt New Testament

And the Lord's servant must not be a man of strife; he must be kind to everybody, a skilled teacher, a man who will not resent injuries;

Montgomery New Testament

The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be kind to all men; a skilful teacher, patient of wrong.

NET Bible

And the Lord's slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient,

New Heart English Bible

The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

Noyes New Testament

and a servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, apt in teaching, patient of wrong,

Sawyer New Testament

and the servant of the Lord must not contend, but must be gentle to all, apt to teach, patient under evil,

The Emphasized Bible

And, a servant of the Lord, ought not to strive, but to be, gentle, towards all, apt in teaching, ready to endure malice, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And a servant of the Lord ought not to quarrel; but to be gentle to all men, apt to teach, forbearing,

Twentieth Century New Testament

and a Servant of the Lord should never quarrel. He ought, on the contrary, to be courteous to every one, a skillful teacher, and forbearing.

Webster

And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,

Weymouth New Testament

and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs.

Williams New Testament

and a slave of the Lord must not quarrel but must be gentle to everybody; he must be a skillful teacher, and not resentful under injuries.

World English Bible

The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

Worrell New Testament

now a servant of the Lord must not engage in strife, but should be gentle towards all, apt in teaching, patient of wrong,

Worsley New Testament

but to be gentle towards all men, ready to teach, patient under injuries,

Youngs Literal Translation

and a servant of the Lord it behoveth not to strive, but to be gentle unto all, apt to teach, patient under evil,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the servant
δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μάχομαι 
Machomai 
Usage: 4

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

ἤπιος 
Epios 
Usage: 2

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

men, apt to teach
διδακτικός 
Didaktikos 
apt to teach
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Timothy 2:24

References

Images 2 Timothy 2:24

Prayers for 2 Timothy 2:24

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

23 But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes. 24 And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing, 25 in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,


Cross References

1 Timothy 3:2-3

The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children:

Titus 1:7

For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Deuteronomy 34:5

So Moses the servant of Jehovah died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 24:6

And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the tax of Moses the servant of Jehovah, and of the assembly of Israel, for the tent of the testimony?

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those that have their young.

Daniel 6:20

And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

Matthew 12:19

He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.

John 6:52

The Jews therefore strove one with another, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

Acts 7:26

And the day following he appeared unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?

Acts 15:2

And when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and questioning with them, the brethren appointed that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

Acts 23:9

And there arose a great clamor: and some of the scribes of the Pharisees part stood up, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: and what if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel?

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you:

2 Corinthians 10:4

(for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds),

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:2

with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Philippians 2:3

doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without murmurings and questionings:

Colossians 3:13

forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye:

1 Timothy 6:11

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Titus 1:1

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,

Titus 1:9

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.

James 1:1

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are of the Dispersion, greeting.

James 1:19-20

Ye know this , my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.

James 4:2

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and covet, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war; ye have not, because ye ask not.

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, be ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded:

Jude 1:3

Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.

Joshua 1:1

Now it came to pass after the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses minister, saying,

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