Parallel Verses

Amplified

He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it],

New American Standard Bible

with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,

King James Version

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Holman Bible

instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

International Standard Version

and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of the truth,

A Conservative Version

in mildness correcting those who oppose. Perhaps God may grant them repentance for recognition of the truth,

American Standard Version

in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,

An Understandable Version

[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,

Anderson New Testament

in meekness instructing those who oppose themselves, if, possibly, God may give them repentance in order to the acknowledgment of the truth,

Bible in Basic English

Gently guiding those who go against the teaching; if by chance God may give them a change of heart and true knowledge,

Common New Testament

with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God will grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,

Daniel Mace New Testament

with great temper and meekness informing those, who differ in opinion; because he does not know, but God may change their minds, by convincing them of the truth.

Darby Translation

in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of the truth,

Godbey New Testament

in meekness correcting the adversaries; if peradventure God may grant unto them repentance into the perfect knowledge of the truth,

Goodspeed New Testament

correcting his opponents with gentleness; for God may possibly let them repent and acknowledge the truth,

John Wesley New Testament

apt to teach, patient of evil, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if haply God may give them repentance, to the acknowledging of the truth;

Julia Smith Translation

In meekness instructing them being in a contrary state; lest perhaps God may give them repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth;

King James 2000

In meekness instructing those that oppose them; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Lexham Expanded Bible

correcting those who are opposed with gentleness, [seeing] whether perhaps God may grant them repentance to a knowledge of the truth,

Modern King James verseion

in meekness instructing those who oppose, if perhaps God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and one that can suffer the evil in meekness, and can inform them that resist - if that God at any time will give them repentance for to know the truth -

Moffatt New Testament

he must be gentle in his admonitions to the opposition ??God may perhaps let them change their mind and admit the Truth;

Montgomery New Testament

He must be gentle when instructing opponents; for possibly God may give them a change of mind for the recognition of the truth,

NET Bible

correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth

New Heart English Bible

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Noyes New Testament

in meekness admonishing those that oppose themselves; if haply God may give them repentance to attain the full knowledge of the truth,

Sawyer New Testament

in meekness correcting the adversaries, that God may give them a change of mind to a knowledge of the truth,

The Emphasized Bible

In meekness, bringing under discipline them that oppose themselves, lest at any time God should give them repentance unto a personal knowledge of truth,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

with meekness correcting those who are opposers, if at last God may give unto them repentance so as to submit to the conviction of the truth;

Twentieth Century New Testament

He should instruct his opponents in a gentle spirit; for, possibly, God may give them a repentance that will lead to a fuller knowledge of Truth,

Webster

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth:

Weymouth New Testament

He must speak in a gentle tone when correcting the errors of opponents, in the hope that God will at last give them repentance, for them to come to a full knowledge of the truth

Williams New Testament

With gentleness he must correct his opponents, for God might grant them repentance that would lead them to a full knowledge of the truth,

World English Bible

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Worrell New Testament

in meekness correcting those opposing themselves, if peradventure God should give them repentance to a full knowledge of the truth,

Worsley New Testament

with meekness instructing those of different sentiments, not knowing but God may give them repentance to the acknowledgement of the truth;

Youngs Literal Translation

in meekness instructing those opposing -- if perhaps God may give to them repentance to an acknowledging of the truth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πρᾳότης 
Praotes 
Usage: 9

παιδεύω 
Paideuo 
Usage: 12

ἀντιδιατίθεμαι 
Antidiatithemai 
Usage: 1

if
μήποτε μήποτε 
mepote 
lest, lest at any time, whether or not, lest haply , if peradventure, no ... not at all, not tr
Usage: 12

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

μήποτε μήποτε 
mepote 
lest, lest at any time, whether or not, lest haply , if peradventure, no ... not at all, not tr
Usage: 12

will give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254


Usage: 0

μετάνοια 
metanoia 
Usage: 19

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

24 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. 25 He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it], 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.


Cross References

1 Timothy 2:4

who wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth.

Acts 8:22

So repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, this thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

Galatians 6:1

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any sin, you who are spiritual [that is, you who are responsive to the guidance of the Spirit] are to restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness [not with a sense of superiority or self-righteousness], keeping a watchful eye on yourself, so that you are not tempted as well.

1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy—acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect.

Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, “Repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah] and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified and praised God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance that leads to eternal life [that is, real life after earthly death].”

Acts 20:21

solemnly [and wholeheartedly] testifying to both Jews and Greeks, urging them to turn in repentance to God and [to have] faith in our Lord Jesus Christ [for salvation].

1 Timothy 6:11

But as for you, O man of God, flee from these things; aim at and pursue righteousness [true goodness, moral conformity to the character of God], godliness [the fear of God], faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness.

Jeremiah 13:15-17


Listen and pay close attention, do not be haughty and overconfident,
For the Lord has spoken [says Jeremiah].

Jeremiah 26:12-15

Then Jeremiah spoke to all the princes and to all the people, saying, “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.

Jeremiah 31:18-19


“I have surely heard Ephraim (Israel) moaning and grieving,
‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised,
Like a bull unaccustomed to the yoke or an untrained calf;
Bring me back that I may be restored,
For You are the Lord my God.

Jeremiah 31:33

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” says the Lord, “I will put My law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Ezekiel 11:19

And I will give them one heart [a new heart], and put a new spirit within them. I will take from them the heart of stone, and will give them a heart of flesh [that is responsive to My touch],

Ezekiel 36:26

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:31

Then you will remember [clearly] your [own] evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your sins and for your outrageous atrocities.

Zechariah 12:10

“I will pour out on the house of David and on the people of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace (unmerited favor) and supplication. And they will look at Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him as one who weeps bitterly over a firstborn.

Matthew 11:29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls.

Matthew 21:32

For John came to you [walking] in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even change your mind afterward and believe him [accepting what he proclaimed to you].

Mark 1:3-4


A voice of one shouting in the wilderness,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight!’”

Mark 1:15

and saying, “The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life] and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].”

John 5:34

But the testimony I receive is not from man [a merely human witness]; but I say these things so that you may be saved [that is, have eternal life].

Acts 5:21

When they heard this, they went into the temple [courtyards] about daybreak and began teaching.

Now when the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Council (Sanhedrin, Jewish High Court), even all the council of elders of the sons of Israel, and sent word to the prison for the apostles to be brought [before them].

Acts 5:31

God exalted Him to His right hand as Prince and Savior and Deliverer, in order to grant repentance to Israel, and [to grant] forgiveness of sins.

Acts 22:1-23

“Brethren and fathers (kinsmen), hear my defense which I now offer to you.”

2 Timothy 3:7

always learning and listening to anybody who will teach them, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Titus 1:1

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God’s chosen ones and [to lead and encourage them to recognize and pursue] the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,

Titus 3:2

to slander or abuse no one, to be kind and conciliatory and gentle, showing unqualified consideration and courtesy toward everyone.

James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].

1 John 5:16

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not lead to death, he will pray and ask [on the believer’s behalf] and God will for him give life to those whose sin is not leading to death. There is a sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for this [kind of sin].

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