Parallel Verses

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].

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,

American Standard Version

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

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.

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,

Verse Picture

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 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]. 25 [He must] gently correct those people who oppose [him], in hope that God will give them [opportunity for] repentance, leading to a [full] knowledge of the truth,


Cross References

1 Timothy 3:2-3

Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of [only] one wife, sober-minded [Note: When this word, used here figuratively, is used in its literal sense, it means to abstain from intoxicating drinks], sensible, respectable, hospitable, capable of teaching.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.

Titus 1:7

As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.

Titus 1:7

As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.

Titus 1:7

As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.

Titus 1:7

As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.

Titus 1:7

As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.

Matthew 12:19

He will not be contentious nor shout out [loudly]. Neither will anyone hear His voice [raised] in the streets.

John 6:52

Then the Jews [who were assembled in the synagogue. See verse 59] began arguing bitterly with one another, saying, "How can this man give us his physical body to eat?"

Acts 7:26

The next day Moses came across a couple of his relatives who were fighting and tried to settle their dispute by saying, 'Brothers, since you are fellow-countrymen, why are you hurting each other?'

Acts 15:2

After Paul and Barnabas had a heated debate and argued with these men [over this issue], the brothers [of the Antioch church] decided that Paul and Barnabas, along with certain others, should go up to Jerusalem and discuss the question with the apostles and elders there.

Acts 23:9

A loud commotion developed [in the Council meeting]. Some of the teachers of the law of Moses who belonged to the Pharisee party stood up and argued, saying, "We can find nothing wrong with this man. What if an angel or spirit did speak to him?"

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, who am humble [when speaking] face to face with you, but bold when I am away from you, urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ [Note: This means either Paul was imitating Christ's behavior or that the Corinthians were to do so]:

2 Corinthians 10:4

For the weapons of our warfare are not like the world's [i.e., which rely on human ingenuity and unspiritual principles], but they are empowered by God to overthrow [Satanic] fortifications.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:2

Live in a humble, gentle and patient way, showing tolerance [for the weaknesses] of one another out of love [for them].

Philippians 2:3

Do not do anything from rivalry or from empty conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.

Philippians 2:14

Do everything without complaining and arguing,

Colossians 3:13

Tolerate one another's [weaknesses] and forgive each other if anyone [of you] has a complaint against someone else. You should forgive people just as the Lord forgave you.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, run from these things [See verses 3-10], and pursue right living and godliness, having faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

Titus 1:1

[This letter is from] Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle for [the benefit of] the faith of God's elect [i.e., His chosen people] and [to spread] the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,

Titus 1:9

[He must] hold on firmly to the trustworthy message, which is according to [our] teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort people with sound teaching and to convince those who contradict it.

James 1:1

[This letter is from] James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, [who sends] greetings to the twelve tribes which are scattered throughout the world. [Note: This refers to Christians, probably of Jewish descent].

James 1:19-20

You people [already] know this [or, "you should know this"], my dearly loved brothers. However, every person should be quick to listen, slow to talk and slow in becoming angry.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

James 4:2

You people desire something and yet do not have it, [so] you murder [to get it]. You are envious [of what someone has] and [yet] are not able to obtain it, [so] you fight and quarrel [over it]. You do not have [what you want] because you do not ask [God for it].

1 Peter 3:8

Now to summarize: All of you should think alike. Be sympathetically understanding [toward one another]. Be loving toward [your] brothers [and sisters]. Be tender-hearted and humble-minded.

Jude 1:3

Dearly loved ones, as I was very eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we share in common, I felt it necessary [instead] to write urging you to contend earnestly for the faith [i.e., the teaching of Christ] which was once and for all delivered [by the apostles, See verse 17] to the saints [i.e., God's holy people].

Jude 1:3

Dearly loved ones, as I was very eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we share in common, I felt it necessary [instead] to write urging you to contend earnestly for the faith [i.e., the teaching of Christ] which was once and for all delivered [by the apostles, See verse 17] to the saints [i.e., God's holy people].

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