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2 Timothy 3:7

    2 Timothy 3:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Ever learning, and never coming to the knowledge of what is true.

    Webster's Revision

    ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    World English Bible

    always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:7

    Ever learning - From their false teachers, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, because that teaching never leads to the truth; for, although there was a form of godliness, which gave them a sort of authority to teach, yet, as they denied the power of godliness, they never could bring their votaries to the knowledge of the saving power of Christianity.

    There are many professors of Christianity still who answer the above description. They hear, repeatedly hear, it may be, good sermons; but, as they seldom meditate on what they hear, they derive little profit from the ordinances of God. They have no more grace now than they had several years ago, though hearing all the while, and perhaps not wickedly departing from the Lord. They do not meditate, they do not think, they do not reduce what they hear to practice; therefore, even under the preaching of an apostle, they could not become wise to salvation.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 3:7

    Ever learning - That is, these "silly women;" for so the Greek demands. The idea is, that they seeM to be disciples. They put themselves wholly under the care of these professedly religious teachers, but they never acquire the true knowledge of the way of salvation.

    And never able to come to the knowledge of the truth - They may learn many things, but the true nature of religion they do not learn. There are many such persons in the world, who, whatever attention they may pay to religion, never understand its nature. Many obtain much speculative acquaintance with the "doctrines" of Christianity, but never become savingly acquainted with the system; many study the constitution and government of the church, but remain strangers to practical piety; many become familiar with the various philosophical theories of religion, but never become truly acquainted with what religion is; and many embrace visionary theories, who never show that they are influenced by the spirit of the gospel. Nothing is more common than for persons to be very busy and active in religion, and even to "learn" many things about it, who still remain strangers to the saving power of the gospel.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Timothy 3:7

    3:7 Ever learning - New things. But not the truth of God.