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.
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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibrarySermon 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
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.
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.
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
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