Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

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

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.

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,

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
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 
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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

διδακτικός 
Didaktikos 
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 unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they produce quarrels; for the servant of the Lord ought not to wrangle, 24 but to be gentle towards all men, ready to teach, patient under injuries, 25 with meekness instructing those of different sentiments, not knowing but God may give them repentance to the acknowledgement of the truth;


Cross References

1 Timothy 3:2-3

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, sober, prudent, grave,

Titus 3:2

to slander no man, to avoid contention, to be gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Titus 1:7

For a bishop must be blameless as the steward of God, not self-willed, not passionate, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of sordid gain:

Matthew 12:19

nor cry aloud, nor shall any one hear his voice in the streets:

John 6:52

The Jews therefore cavilled amongst themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

Acts 7:26

And the next day he came to them, as they were two of them fighting, and would have persuaded them to agree, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren, why do ye injure one another?

Acts 15:2

A dissension therefore arising, and Paul and Barnabas having no small dispute with them, it was resolved that Paul and Barnabas, and some others, should go up to the apostles and elders at Jerusalem about this question.

Acts 23:9

So there was a great clamor: and the scribes that were of the party of the pharisees rose up and contended, saying, We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul myself exhort you, by the meekness and lenity of Christ, who in presence am lowly among you,

2 Corinthians 10:4

(for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the demolishing of bulwarks:)

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering,

Ephesians 4:2

and with long-suffering forbear one another in love,

Philippians 2:3

Do nothing through strife or vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind each esteeming others better than themselves.

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any one has a complaint against any: even as Christ hath forgiven you, so also do ye.

1 Timothy 6:11

But do thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, piety, fidelity, love, patience, meekness.

Titus 1:1

Paul a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for promoting the faith of God's chosen people, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness:

Titus 1:9

holding fast the faithful word, according as he hath been taught, that he may be able both to instruct in sound doctrine, and to convince gainsayers.

James 1:1

James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in dispersion sendeth greeting.

James 1:19-20

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 3:17

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

James 4:2

Ye desire, and ye have not: ye are envious, and jealous, and cannot obtain: ye fight and contend; but ye have not, because ye ask not.

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, my beloved, be unanimous, be sympathizing, love as brethren, be compassionate, be courteous:

Jude 1:3

Beloved, having an earnest desire to write to you concerning the common salvation, I was under a necessity of writing to exhort you that ye would strive earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.



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