1 Timothy 1:6
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New International Version
Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.

New Living Translation
But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions.

English Standard Version
Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion,

Berean Study Bible
Some have strayed from these ways and turned aside to empty talk.

Berean Literal Bible
from which some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to meaningless discourse,

New American Standard Bible
For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,

King James Bible
From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some have deviated from these and turned aside to fruitless discussion.

International Standard Version
Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to fruitless discussion.

NET Bible
Some have strayed from these and turned away to empty discussion.

New Heart English Bible
from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to vain talking;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Some of them have strayed from these things and have turned people away to empty words,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to useless discussions.

New American Standard 1977
For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,

Jubilee Bible 2000
from which some, having swerved, have turned aside unto vanity of words,

King James 2000 Bible
From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talk;

American King James Version
From which some having swerved have turned aside to vain jangling;

American Standard Version
from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talking;

Douay-Rheims Bible
From which things some going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling:

Darby Bible Translation
which [things] some having missed, have turned aside to vain discourse,

English Revised Version
from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talking;

Webster's Bible Translation
From which some having swerved, have turned aside to vain jangling;

Weymouth New Testament
From these some have drifted away, and have wandered into empty words.

World English Bible
from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to vain talking;

Young's Literal Translation
from which certain, having swerved, did turn aside to vain discourse,
Study Bible
Warning against False Teaching
5The goal of our instruction is the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a sincere faith. 6Some have strayed from these ways and turned aside to empty talk. 7They want to be teachers of the Law, but they do not understand what they are saying or that which they so confidently assert.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:12
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?

Titus 1:10
For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision,
Treasury of Scripture

From which some having swerved have turned aside to vain jangling;

From which some having swerved. or, Which some not aiming at. ch.

1 Timothy 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection …

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is …

turned.

1 Timothy 5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

1 Timothy 6:4,5,20 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

2 Timothy 2:23,24 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do engender …

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially …

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and …

(6) From which some having swerved have turned aside.--This sentence is rendered more accurately: From which some, having gone wide in aim, have turned themselves aside. These words seem to tell us that these teachers had once been in the right direction, but had not kept in it; indeed, from the whole tenor of St. Paul's directions to Timothy it is clear that these persons not only had been, but were still, reckoned among the Christian congregations of the Ephesian Church. The presiding presbyter appointed by St. Paul could have exercised no possible authority over any not reckoned in the Church's pale.

Unto vain jangling.--These men, having missed the true aim of the commandment, have now turned themselves to vain, empty talking, which could lead to nothing except wranglings and angry disputations.

Verse 6. - Which things for which, A.V.; talking for jangling, A.V. Having swerved (ἀστοχήσαντες); literally, having missed the mark, as in the margin. It is found in the New Testament only here and 1 Timothy 6:21; 2 Timothy 2:18. In Ecclesiastes 7:19 (Ecclesiastes 7:21, A.V.) and 8:9 (Ecclesiastes 8:11, A.V.) it is used in a slightly different sense, "forego" and "miss." In Polybius and Plutarch repeatedly, "to miss the mark.... to fail," with the kindred ἄστοχος ἀστοχία αστόχημα, These men missed the true end of the gospel - purity of heart and conscience and life - and only reached vain and boastful talking. Have turned aside (ἐξετράπησαν); 1 Timothy 5:15; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 4:4; Hebrews 12:13; but not elsewhere in the New Testament. It is found in the active voice in the LXX., and is common in all voices in classical Greek. Vain talking (ματαιολογία); here only in the New Testament, and not feared in the LXX., but used by Strabo, Plutarch, and Porphyry. The adjective ματαιολόγος is used in Titus 1:10, and applied especially to those "of the circumcision." The Latin equivalents are vaniloquus and vaniloquium. Livy's description of a vaniloquus is "Maria terrasque inani sonitu verborum complevit" (lib. 35:48; comp. Jude 1:16). From which some having swerved,.... The apostle, in this verse and the next, describes the persons he suspected of teaching other doctrines, and of introducing fables and endless genealogies; they were such who departed from the above things; they erred from the commandment, or law, notwithstanding their great pretensions to a regard unto it; at least they missed the mark, the end and design of it; they went astray from that, and instead of promoting charity or love, created feuds, contentions, and divisions in the churches; and were far from having a pure heart, being filthy dreamers, and sensual persons, destitute of the Spirit of God, and were such who put away a good conscience, and made shipwreck of faith: such were Hymenaeus, Philetus, Alexander, and others, of whom he also says, they

have turned aside to vain jangling; which he elsewhere calls empty talk, and vain babblings, 1 Timothy 6:20, from the solid doctrines of the Gospel, and a solid way of handling them, they turned to vain, idle, useless, and unprofitable subjects of discourse, and to treating upon subjects in a vain, jejune, and empty manner; entertaining their hearers with foolish and trifling questions and answers to them about the law, and with strifes about words, which were unserviceable and unedifying; they were unruly and vain talkers, Titus 1:10. 6. From which—namely, from a pure heart, good conscience, and faith unfeigned, the well-spring of love.

having swerved—literally, "having missed the mark (the 'end') to be aimed at." It is translated, "erred," 1Ti 6:21; 2Ti 2:18. Instead of aiming at and attaining the graces above named, they "have turned aside (1Ti 5:15; 2Ti 4:4; Heb 12:13) unto vain jangling"; literally, "vain talk," about the law and genealogies of angels (1Ti 1:7; Tit 3:9; 1:10); 1Ti 6:20, "vain babblings and oppositions." It is the greatest vanity when divine things are not truthfully discussed (Ro 1:21) [Bengel].1:5-11 Whatever tends to weaken love to God, or love to the brethren, tends to defeat the end of the commandment. The design of the gospel is answered, when sinners, through repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ, are brought to exercise Christian love. And as believers were righteous persons in God's appointed way, the law was not against them. But unless we are made righteous by faith in Christ, really repenting and forsaking sin, we are yet under the curse of the law, even according to the gospel of the blessed God, and are unfit to share the holy happiness of heaven.
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