1 Timothy 1:6

“From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

From which some hauing swarued, haue turned aside vnto vaine iangling,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talking;
- American Standard Version (1901)

From which some have been turned away, giving themselves to foolish talking;
- Basic English Bible

which [things] some having missed, have turned aside to vain discourse,
- Darby Bible

From which some having swerved, have turned aside to vain jangling;
- Webster's Bible

From these some have drifted away, and have wandered into empty words.
- Weymouth Bible

from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to vain talking;
- World English Bible

Fro whiche thingis sum men han errid, and ben turned in to veyn speche;
- Wycliffe Bible

from which certain, having swerved, did turn aside to vain discourse,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:6

1:6 From which - Love and a good conscience. Some are turned aside - An affectation of high and extensive knowledge sets a man at the greatest distance from faith, and all sense of divine things. To vain jangling - And of all vanities, none are more vain than dry, empty disputes on the things of God.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:6

1Ti 1:6 From which some having swerved. From love based on these three principles: "of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned" (1Ti 1:5). Vain talking. Are engaging in idle disputes.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • James
    Preacher yes pastor no
  • Linda
    Does this passage mean women can't be a Pastor or a preacher?
  • Noahsark617@ gmail.com
    My prayer and my hopes is to give the Lord our Highest praise houlilouya is the Highest Praise,
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 1
    importance of trinity not to be overlooked- in this case God our Saviour means the Father who sent his Son Christ Jesus John 3:16 somewhere in scriptures, the gospels, Christ says, "I don't do things on my iniative, I do things I hear in heaven, not of myself, the Father's will not my will: I obey the Father who has given me complete authority to do so" for instance, in the Gethsamane garden Christ agonizes in prayer to the Father "that this tribulation cup pass from me", then submits to his Father's purpose "not my will but thy will be done", "even unto death" epistles of Hebrews and Romans the Father is the grand orderor of all things which Christ has full power to obediently implement Genesis 1:26 the Holy Ghost, too, a principal actor Genesis 1:2, Hebrews 9:14, Proverbs 9:2
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 5
    love god and neighbor first greatest commandment Christ says somewhere in the gospel and elsewhere in the old testament: faith assured not disengenuous not supercilious heaven our hope see also Proverb 13:12
  • Doctrine is important however. I believe we are to contend for the faith even if it seems unloving. Examples include: Infant baptism and works salvation of any kind. Know the one who saved us, how he saved us, and love. Love confronts error even if it causes division. This is not trivial! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

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