New International Version
always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
King James Bible
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Darby Bible Translation
always learning, and never able to come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth.
World English Bible
always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Young's Literal Translation
always learning, and never to a knowledge of truth able to come,
2 Timothy 3:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ever learning - From their false teachers, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, because that teaching never leads to the truth; for, although there was a form of godliness, which gave them a sort of authority to teach, yet, as they denied the power of godliness, they never could bring their votaries to the knowledge of the saving power of Christianity.
There are many professors of Christianity still who answer the above description. They hear, repeatedly hear, it may be, good sermons; but, as they seldom meditate on what they hear, they derive little profit from the ordinances of God. They have no more grace now than they had several years ago, though hearing all the while, and perhaps not wickedly departing from the Lord. They do not meditate, they do not think, they do not reduce what they hear to practice; therefore, even under the preaching of an apostle, they could not become wise to salvation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the knowledge. See on ch.
LibraryFathers and Children'
Malachi iv. 5, 6. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. These words are especially solemn words. They stand in an especially solemn and important part of the Bible. They are the last words of the Old Testament. I cannot but think that it was God's will that they should stand …
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times
Some Carriages of the Adversaries of God's Truth with Me at the Next Assizes, which was on the 19Th of the First Month, 1662.
Dread of Ridicule.
Of the Unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of Persons
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 2:25
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
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