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

  • Lucy gottlieb
    Steve morrow you know why the law is not made for people of faith? Because the just live by faith. If the spirit of G-D is leading you he will never lead you into sin. That is why I believe a man can walk in perfection. If Jesus said, "be ye perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." It must be possible...consider yourself dead but alive unto the L-RD!!!
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIM 1:9 KNOW ING THIS THAT THE LAW IS NOT MADE FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN BUT FOR THE LAWLESS AND DISOBEDIENT FOR THE UNGODLY AND FOR SINNERS FOR UNHOLY..... 10 FOR WHOREMONGERS FOR THEM THAT DEFILE THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND FOR MENSTEALERS FOR LIARS FOR PERJURED PERSONS AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER THING THAT IS COTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE 11 ACCORDING TO THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF THE BLESSED GOD .....
  • Irene123
    To AIM - God HAD to use Deborah - because there was no man to stand in the gap. The time of the judges was Israel's lowest - as far as 'men of God' were concerned. They were not to have judges - God was their judge. They were not to have a king (Saul, etc.). but they were God's chosen and He loved them, so He went along with them AT TIMES, but they paid for all their faithlessness. cont.
  • Irene123
    To AIM - Jer. 35:19; Eze. 22:30; God is not unreasonable; we can reason with him. Deborah was chosen because there was no man to stand in the gap, but God's preference was for a man. Deborah was a PROPHETESS, like Anna of Luke. In Judges 4:6 Deborah rebukes Barak, the armies leader for not doing God's will. So God told her to go with him - if that was the only way He could get His will done.
  • Irene123
    To Breeze - THANK-YOU so much for pointing out the scripture on pastors, bishops are to have one wife. I've known women weren't to usurp authority, but hadn't noticed this scripture. It makes it so OBVIOUS!!
    Pastors, etc. ".....are to have one WIFE;" not pastors, etc. are to have one HUSBAND. I can't thank you enough for knowing who Jesus is.
  • Mark verrell
    these words are astounding MIRACULOUS INSPIRING HOPE FILLED (when one reads of the reactions of some in society who offer nothing other than worse retribution and punishment to the everyday occurrences of crimes described in these passages 1 Timothy 8-11 IT IS AWESOME THE HOPE IN THESE SCRIPTURES

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