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2 Timothy 4:4

    2 Timothy 4:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And shutting their ears to what is true, will be turned away to belief in foolish stories.

    Webster's Revision

    and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.

    World English Bible

    and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:4

    And they shall turn away their ears from the truth - The truth strips them of their vices, sacrifices their idols, darts its lightnings against their easily besetting sins, and absolutely requires a conformity to a crucified Christ; therefore they turn their ears away from it.

    And shall be turned unto fables - Believe any kind of stuff and nonsense; for, as one has justly observed, "Those who reject the truth are abandoned by the just judgment of God to credit the most degrading nonsense." This is remarkably the case with most deists; their creed often exhibits what is grossly absurd.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 4:4

    And they shall turn away their ears from the truth - That is, the people themselves will turn away from the truth. It does not mean that the teachers would turn them away by the influence of their instructions.

    And shall be turned unto fables; - See the notes at 1 Timothy 1:4.