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

  • Ev C Chishanga
    Paul is explaining how the law was brought about in the lives of israelites.it was there to retain and keep the close to God as they were corrupt generation . but before them there was no law and people of that time knew wat was wrong and right as they were descendants of adam and eve who ate the fuit of knowledge. therefore even we do know whats right and wrong ,lets do the right not bcoz by law
  • Ray321
    Galatians 2:7-8 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter 8 For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles: Paul had a mission from Jesus himself to reach out to Gentiles and Peter to reach out to Jews.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Paul is telling us who he was and not who he is after he got saved.

    1st Timothy 1:[12] And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
    [13] Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
  • Ray321
    1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope. How important is Paul to us in the Bible? The scriptures will tell us how important Paul is to the Gentiles. Paul is our Apostle for today.
  • Wayne
    Gal. 3:28, in Christ, there is neither male nor female, for we are all one in Christ.
  • Ray321
    Lucy gottlib, very well spoken. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17. We are all on this site for a reason, we all love the Lord . We are seeking for answers or just want to express ourselves to others in what we have learned, that is good. We must keep searching God until that day comes. We can only hope that people will find God. God bless you. ....

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