New International Version
Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
From which some having swerved - From which some, though they have pretended to aim at the τελος, scope, or mark, have missed that mark. This is the import of the original word αστοχησαντες.
Turned aside unto vain jangling - The original term, ματαιολογιαν, signifies empty or vain talking; discourses that turn to no profit; a great many words and little sense; and that sense not worth the pains of hearing. Such, indeed, is all preaching where Jesus Christ is not held forth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
From which some having swerved. or, Which some not aiming at. ch.
Library'The Gospel of the Glory of the Happy God'
'The glorious gospel of the blessed God.'--1 TIM. i. 11. Two remarks of an expository character will prepare the way for our consideration of this text. The first is, that the proper rendering is that which is given in the Revised Version--'the gospel of the glory,' not the 'glorious gospel.' The Apostle is not telling us what kind of thing the Gospel is, but what it is about. He is dealing not with its quality, but with its contents. It is a Gospel which reveals, has to do with, is the manifestation …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Test Case
The Christian's Hope
The Communion of Gifts.
"What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?
For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.
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