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

  • 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.
  • Brian
    As it plainly states in verse 1 that is a "doctrine of devils".
  • A disciple
    "Forbidding to marry" - Imposed celibacy cannot give a man the grace of self control, without having determined in his own mind by the Spirit to keep the body under. Jesus' first miracle was to turn water into wine at a Wedding Feast. When the disciples said to Him, "...its better not to marry;" He answered straight and simple, so as to leave it up to each one to decide for himself what was best.
  • A disciple
    "having their conscience seared with a hot iron" What happens in the conscience of those who get into a fornication relationship is very evident! How many there are who have some Bible upbringing, and have rebelled! How many have we found, who have chosen to live together unmarried, or pursue a lifestyle of promiscuity, that are hateful and hostile to the words of Jesus! How'd they get there!

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