1 Timothy 1:7

“Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Desiring to bee teachers of the Law, vnderstāding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirme.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Desiring to be teachers of the law, though they have no knowledge of what they say or of the statements which they make so certainly.
- Basic English Bible

desiring to be law-teachers, not understanding either what they say or concerning what they [so] strenuously affirm.
- Darby Bible

Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor concerning what they affirm.
- Webster's Bible

They are ambitious to be teachers of the Law, although they do not understand either their own words or what the things are about which they make such confident assertions.
- Weymouth Bible

desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.
- World English Bible

and willith to be techeris of the lawe, and vndurstonden not what thingis thei speken, nether of what thingis thei affermen.
- Wycliffe Bible

willing to be teachers of law, not understanding either the things they say, nor concerning what they asseverate,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:7


1:7 Understanding neither the very things they speak, nor the subject they speak of.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:7


1Ti 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law. "To be teachers of law"; there is no article. These aspire to a work for which they are totally unfitted. Who has not met the class of men described?

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • Aim
    God using a woman does not mean she usurps authority over a man. God does have an order and provides a covering for the woman. Deborah was judge over the "sons of Israel." Does not a judge have authority? Does not a judge have authority to render sentencing and did not those who hear go into battle at the word given through Deborah by God? Don't presume to counsel God.
  • Dirk
    Women are not supposed to preach, and those who misread and disagree are doing so to change the bible to suit their needs, please dont do that here, thats why you have people saying its ok to be a gay Christian, they are changing the bible to suit their personal needs
  • Lilian
    Jesus always considered a woman to preach the good news . John 4.7 He even spoke the Samaritan woman on the will and ask a water to drink. Jesus told her He who drinks my living water will never be thirsty. Living water represents God's words that needs to be obeyed. Mary Magdalene was true apostle in Jesus she is a witness to his crucifixion and his resurrection. JESUS choose her to represent
  • Breeze
    A woman cannot pastor. One of the biblical requirements for a pastor is to "be the husband of one wife." Also, in 1 Tim. 2:12, a woman is not to be in authority over a man. In Ephesians 5, wives are asked to submit to their husbands. This does not mean that we are not equal to men, but our roles are different and we are created to fulfill different roles than men. Hope this helps.
  • Donnell Williams
    No.Please read 1Tim.3:1-13 and Titus2:1-8.
  • JP
    As far as the debate over women teaching and preaching, I think we can safely say that decision's been made. Read the next chapter versus 12, 13 and 14..

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