2 Timothy 3:7
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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,

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Clarke'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

learning.

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.

Isaiah 30:10,11 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits...

Ezekiel 14:4-10 Therefore speak to them, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that sets up his idols in his heart...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

John 3:20,21 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved...

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

John 12:42,43 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him...

1 Corinthians 3:1-4 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ...

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...

Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

never.

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

the knowledge. See on ch.

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

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Fathers 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.
I shall pass by what befell between these two assizes, how I had, by my jailor, some liberty granted me, more than at the first, and how I followed my wonted course of preaching, taking all occasions that were put into my hand to visit the people of God; exhorting them to be steadfast in the faith of Jesus Christ, and to take heed that they touched not the Common Prayer, etc., but to mind the Word of God, which giveth direction to Christians in every point, being able to make the man of God perfect
John Bunyan—Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Dread of Ridicule.
24th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. ix. 24. "And they laughed Him to scorn." INTRODUCTION.--"All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Tim. iii. 12.) This is what S. Paul says. This is what everyone of you must make up your mind to, if you intend to live godly lives, and, moreover, to live in Christ. Do you know what that meant to the early Christians? It meant that if they were going to be firm in their faith, live up to their profession, and eschew evil, they should
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

Of the Unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of Persons
Deut. vi. 4.--"Hear, O Israel The Lord our God is one Lord."--1 John v. 7 "There are three that bear record in heaven the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost and these three are one." "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness," 2 Tim. iii. 16. There is no refuse in it, no simple and plain history, but it tends to some edification, no profound or deep mystery, but it is profitable for salvation. Whatsoever
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
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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