Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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

And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone and mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.

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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient,

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.

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 foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife. 24 The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient, 25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,


Cross References

1 Timothy 3:2-3

The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

Titus 1:7

For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;

Deuteronomy 34:5

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

2 Chronicles 24:6

The king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, "Why haven't you required of the Levites to bring in the tax of Moses the servant of Yahweh, and of the assembly of Israel, out of Judah and out of Jerusalem, 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. He will gently lead those who have their young.

Daniel 6:20

When he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spoke and said to Daniel, Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?

Matthew 12:19

He will not strive, nor shout; neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

John 6:52

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

Acts 7:26

"The day following, he appeared to them as they fought, and urged them to be at peace again, saying, 'Sirs, you are brothers. Why do you wrong one another?'

Acts 15:2

Therefore when Paul and Barnabas had no small discord and discussion with them, they appointed Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question.

Acts 23:9

A great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees part stood up, and contended, saying, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit or angel has spoken to him, let's not fight against God!"

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

2 Corinthians 10:4

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

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 4:2

with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;

Philippians 2:3

doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself;

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without murmurings and disputes,

Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

Titus 1:1

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's chosen ones, 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 those who contradict him.

James 1:1

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

James 1:19-20

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 4:2

You lust, and don't have. You kill, covet, and can't obtain. You fight and make war. You don't have, because you don't ask.

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous,

Jude 1:3

Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Joshua 1:1

Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying,

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