1 Timothy 4:2

“Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Speaking lies in hypocrisie, hauing their conscience seared with a hote iron,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Through the false ways of men whose words are untrue, whose hearts are burned as with a heated iron;
- Basic English Bible

speaking lies in hypocrisy, cauterised as to their own conscience,
- Darby Bible

Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
- Webster's Bible

through the hypocrisy of men who teach falsely and have their own consciences seared as with a hot iron;
- Weymouth Bible

through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;
- World English Bible

and haue her conscience corrupt,
- Wycliffe Bible

in hypocrisy speaking lies, being seared in their own conscience,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:2


4:2 These will depart from the faith, by the hypocrisy of them that speak lies, having their own consciences as senseless and unfeeling as flesh that is seared with an hot iron.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:2


1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy. Rather, "Through the hypocrisy of men, speaking lies" (Revised Version). Having their conscience seared. The liars just mentioned. The sensitiveness of their consciences is destroyed by the brand of the devil.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4

  • A disciple
    "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving" While at work, or going shopping, or anything that we have to do around "other people;" it greatly increases our joy in the Lord, as well as our grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ; when we consider that "they" are made in the image of God, and the pinnacle of His creations. Matthew 5:43-48
  • A disciple
    "Speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" What makes us poor in spirit, meek, mournful, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, persecuted for righteousness' sake? Having a tender heart and a good conscience in a world that idolizes defiance and fornication and hardness of heart! The words of the wise are heard in quiet!
  • A disciple
    "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" When the disciples asked Jesus, When shall these things be, and what the sign of thy coming and the end of the world? He first answered, "Take heed that no one mislead you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ." Spurious Christians!
  • Ray321
    Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father and the younger men as brethren. 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble
  • BSP
    Verse 12: There can be many good things learned from the example of wise young ones. We should not look down on younger ones just because of their age.
  • Ray321
    This chapter sounds like today. Lest and lest people are getting married. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. It better to marry then to burn Paul said.

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