2 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Timothy 4:4

“And they shall turne away their eares from the trueth, and shall be turned vnto fables.”

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Other Translations

And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
- King James Version

and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And shutting their ears to what is true, will be turned away to belief in foolish stories.
- Basic English Bible

and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned aside to fables.
- Darby Bible

And they will turn away their ears from the truth, and will be turned to fables.
- Webster's Bible

and will turn away from listening to the truth and will turn aside to fables.
- Weymouth Bible

and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.
- World English Bible

And treuli thei schulen turne awei the heryng fro treuthe, but to fablis thei schulen turne.
- Wycliffe Bible

and indeed, from the truth the hearing they shall turn away, and to the fables they shall be turned aside.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:4


2Ti 4:4 Turn away [their] ears from the truth. It is a moral law, continually illustrated, that those who do not seek truth will receive untruth.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • LINDA SUSAN AUGUSTUS
    I am inspired by this scripture written by the apostle paul. it has a deep abiding spirit of confirmation of the serious work that is before us,for those who are called to bare witness to the truth, and the task of spreading the gospel of jesus christ...i just enjoy the spiritual food of his words in 2019 they are so real and relevant in today's world and it has enlightened me as well.
  • Patty Tozi
    To live this life is to suffer your whole life as l did, not realizing that because you had a calling in your life when born. You were chosen to do special things for the Lord. But growing up did not know God fully, but instead the world ways. Evilness lerked near me causing many a fall and being alone. But God and l fought the trial off. Not knowing-- l climbed out of the pits stronger then ever. Now in the ending of my life l go out fighting for others. With the Light surrounding me, no one will touch me unless the Lord lets them. My strength comes from the Lord each day. Even though the evilness of this world trys and destroy me. I wake up another day living moment to moment walking in His Son Jesus shoes. No turning back now. I chose this fight to the end. Choose this day who you will serve. Fight to the end!!!!
  • Apostle Ebony Carter
    I read this with confirmation to what Timothy was writing here. We see and are experiencing the identical attitude in this present time 2019. Know we are God witnesses and will experience the same thing our brethren did in Jesus Christ time. May we continue to fight the good fight of faith , love the brethren and close any demonic doors to satan. He s rejected knowing his weakness. Moving forw
  • BSP
    Verse 5 We want to share the good news and make sure that we fully accomplish our ministry. The best way to do this is by imitating Jesus Christ and the way that he carried out his ministry.
  • Samuel
    "I Have Fought The Good Battle Of Faith And I Have Finished The Race." Paul Was Not Saying As We Might Think- I Can See The Cry With Bitterness From His Heart. This Realy Makes Me Cry Because Its Very Difficult Time In Christianity. Thats Why Many People Fade. May Jesus Strengthen Us Like Paul, 254702123818
  • Sally Fajardo

    1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom

    John.6:63
    It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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