Harry Whittaker
Word Studies



The only occurrence: “Flee also youthful lusts” (2Ti 2:22). Perhaps Paul used the word here with its obvious implications (cp. lusts). But another possibility is this: A close relation is neoterizo, which means ‘to make violent innovations’. The context (vv 20,21) would chime in with this idea. In which case, Paul was warning against the zeal of a young man eager to make changes in ecclesial procedure simply because ‘the new must be better than the old.’

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