2 Timothy 4:4
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

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

Darby Bible Translation
and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned aside to fables.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and indeed, from the truth the hearing they shall turn away, and to the fables they shall be turned aside.

2 Timothy 4:4 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

2 Timothy 4:4 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Sermon for St. Peter's Day
Of brotherly rebuke and admonition, how far it is advisable and seemly or not, and especially how prelates and governors ought to demean themselves toward their subjects. 2 Tim. iv. 2.--"Reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and doctrine." THIS is the lesson which St. Paul gives to his beloved disciple Timothy, whom he set to rule over men, and it equally behoves all pastors of souls and magistrates, to possess these two things,--long-suffering and doctrine. First, it is their office to
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Paul Before Nero
When Paul was summoned to appear before the emperor Nero for trial, it was with the near prospect of certain death. The serious nature of the crime charged against him, and the prevailing animosity toward Christians, left little ground for hope of a favorable issue. Among the Greeks and Romans it was customary to allow an accused person the privilege of employing an advocate to plead in his behalf before courts of justice. By force of argument, by impassioned eloquence, or by entreaties, prayers,
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Perseverance
'Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.' I Pet 1:1. The fifth and last fruit of sanctification, is perseverance in grace. The heavenly inheritance is kept for the saints, and they are kept to the inheritance. I Pet 1:1. The apostle asserts a saint's stability and permanence in grace. The saint's perseverance is much opposed by Papists and Arminians; but it is not the less true because it is opposed. A Christian's main comfort depends upon this doctrine of perseverance. Take
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

In Rome
[This chapter is based on Acts 28:11-31 and the Epistle to Philemon.] With the opening of navigation, the centurion and his prisoners set out on their journey to Rome. An Alexandrian ship, the "Castor and Pollux," had wintered at Melita on her way westward, and in this the travelers embarked. Though somewhat delayed by contrary winds, the voyage was safely accomplished, and the ship cast anchor in the beautiful harbor of Puteoli, on the coast of Italy. In this place there were a few Christians, and
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Isaiah 30:10
Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

Matthew 13:15
FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.'

2 Thessalonians 2:11
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

1 Timothy 1:4
nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

Titus 1:14
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Jump to Previous
Belief Ear Ears Fables Foolish Hearing Indeed Listening Myths Shutting Stories True. Truth Turn Turned Wander
Jump to Next
Belief Ear Ears Fables Foolish Hearing Indeed Listening Myths Shutting Stories True. Truth Turn Turned Wander
Links
2 Timothy 4:4 NIV
2 Timothy 4:4 NLT
2 Timothy 4:4 ESV
2 Timothy 4:4 NASB
2 Timothy 4:4 KJV

2 Timothy 4:4 Bible Apps
2 Timothy 4:4 Biblia Paralela
2 Timothy 4:4 Chinese Bible
2 Timothy 4:4 French Bible
2 Timothy 4:4 German Bible

2 Timothy 4:4 Commentaries

Bible Hub
2 Timothy 4:3
Top of Page
Top of Page