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

  • 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..
  • Adam
    No, women should not be in a position to usurp the authority of a man.

    Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their
  • Nee NEE
    I do believe that women can pastor do a study on HULDAH, DEBRA, AND PHIILIPS (4) DAUGHTERS ALL OF WHOM WHERE
    PROPHETESS. ALSO A STUDY ON 1 COR 11:5 AND IF IT WAS NOT FOR A WOMAN THERE WOULD BE NO MAN PASTOR
    AND THEN DO A STUDY ON GEN. WHEN TWO ARE MARRIED THEY BECOME ONE....
    FOR A WOMEN TO BE SILENT IN CHURCH THE GREEK WORD FOR SILENCE IS CHATTER.THAT PERTAINS TO EVERYONE MALE OR FEMALE....
  • Ann moore
    that is between her and God
  • Nolan
    No, women are not to be pastors in the New Testament. Every time you find mention of a bishop (1 Timothy 3:1-9; Titus 1:7) it is referring to a male. Even when you read the postscript on some of the epistles it will list the bishop's name and it is always a male. God has set forth an order in the home and the church (1 Cor. 11:3). The only commandment for women to teach is found in Titus 2:3.

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