Parallel Verses

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,

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,

Worsley New Testament

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

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 and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they beget strife, 24 and a servant of the Lord it behoveth not to strive, but to be gentle unto all, apt to teach, patient under evil, 25 in meekness instructing those opposing -- if perhaps God may give to them repentance to an acknowledging of the truth,


Cross References

1 Timothy 3:2-3

it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach,

Titus 3:2

of no one to speak evil, not to be quarrelsome -- gentle, showing all meekness to all men,

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we became gentle in your midst, as a nurse may cherish her own children,

Titus 1:7

for it behoveth the overseer to be blameless, as God's steward, not self-pleased, nor irascible, not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Deuteronomy 34:5

And Moses, servant of the Lord, dieth there, in the land of Moab, according to the command of Jehovah;

2 Chronicles 24:6

And the king calleth for Jehoiada the head, and saith to him, 'Wherefore hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the tribute of Moses, servant of Jehovah, and of the assembly of Israel, for the tent of the testimony?

Isaiah 40:11

As a shepherd His flock He feedeth, With His arm He gathereth lambs, And in His bosom He carrieth them: Suckling ones He leadeth.

Daniel 6:20

and at his coming near to the den, to Daniel, with a grieved voice, he crieth. The king hath answered and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, thy God, whom thou art serving continually, is He able to deliver thee from the lions?'

Matthew 12:19

he shall not strive nor cry, nor shall any hear in the broad places his voice,

John 6:52

The Jews, therefore, were striving with one another, saying, 'How is this one able to give us his flesh to eat?'

Acts 7:26

'On the succeeding day, also, he shewed himself to them as they are striving, and urged them to peace, saying, Men, brethren are ye, wherefore do ye injustice to one another?

Acts 15:2

there having been, therefore, not a little dissension and disputation to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of them, to go up unto the apostles and elders to Jerusalem about this question,

Acts 23:9

And there came a great cry, and the scribes of the Pharisees' part having arisen, were striving, saying, 'No evil do we find in this man; and if a spirit spake to him, or a messenger, we may not fight against God;'

2 Corinthians 10:1

And I, Paul, myself, do call upon you -- through the meekness and gentleness of the Christ -- who in presence, indeed am humble among you, and being absent, have courage toward you,

2 Corinthians 10:4

for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds,

Galatians 5:22

And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 4:2

with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,

Philippians 2:3

nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves --

Philippians 2:14

All things do without murmurings and reasonings,

Colossians 3:13

forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any one with any one may have a quarrel, as also the Christ did forgive you -- so also ye;

1 Timothy 6:11

and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness;

Titus 1:1

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of the choice ones of God, and an acknowledging of truth that is according to piety,

Titus 1:9

holding -- according to the teaching -- to the stedfast word, that he may be able also to exhort in the sound teaching, and the gainsayers to convict;

James 1:1

James, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ a servant, to the Twelve Tribes who are in the dispersion: Hail!

James 1:19-20

So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

James 3:17

and the wisdom from above, first, indeed, is pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of kindness and good fruits, uncontentious, and unhypocritical: --

James 4:2

ye desire, and ye have not; ye murder, and are zealous, and are not able to attain; ye fight and war, and ye have not, because of your not asking;

1 Peter 3:8

And finally, being all of one mind, having fellow-feeling, loving as brethren, compassionate, courteous,

Jude 1:3

Beloved, all diligence using to write to you concerning the common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, exhorting to agonize for the faith once delivered to the saints,

Joshua 1:1

And it cometh to pass after the death of Moses, servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah speaketh unto Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, saying,



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