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

  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows that Timothy needed to be nourished to fully accomplish his ministry. We need to make sure we are nourished by daily Bible reading so that we can preach God's Word to others.
  • Christin
    verse 12 is powerful. it clearly tells us what we need to do and how we need to live from day to day. Don't be deceived by those of the world. Live for Jesus like he could come back tomorrow. (Which in reality, he could) God Bless Everyone!
  • Steve Bishop
    Most of the modern church is living in deception. May the LORD show HIS mercy and grace to lift the scales from their eyes.
  • Maels
    Hypocracy is on the rise however those who follow God and continue to teach
  • Wayne
    My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore will i rather glory in my infirmities that the power of God may rest upon me.
  • Irene123
    V.8 - bodily exercise does profit little - when compared to spiritual exercise. But - the bodily DOES profit while here on earth , especially for those with diabetes, arthritis, overweight, heart problems, etc. So we do not want to use this verse as an 'excuse'; God does expect us to help ourselves and He will pick up the 'slack', or rather that which is lacking in our efforts.

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