New American Standard Bible
For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
King James Bible
From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
Darby Bible Translation
which things some having missed, have turned aside to vain discourse,
World English Bible
from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to vain talking;
Young's Literal Translation
from which certain, having swerved, did turn aside to vain discourse,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
From which some having swerved - Margin, "not aiming at." The word here used - ἀστοχέω astocheō - means properly, to miss the mark; to err; and then, to swerve from compare 1 Timothy 6:21; 2 Timothy 2:18. It does not mean that they had ever had that from which they are said to have swerved - for it does not follow that a man who misses a mark had ever hit it - but merely that they failed of the things referred to, and had turned to vain talk. The word "which" ὧν hōn, in the plural, refers not to the law, but to the things enumerated - a pure heart, a good conscience, and unfeigned faith.
Have turned aside unto vain jangling - Vain talk, empty declamation, discourses without sense. The word here used does not mean contention or strife, but that kind of discourse which is not founded in good sense. They were discourses on their pretended distinctions in the law; on their traditions and ceremonies; on their useless genealogies, and on the fabulous statements which they had appended to the law of Moses.
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