2 Timothy 4:3
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New International Version
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

New Living Translation
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.

English Standard Version
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,

Berean Study Bible
For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.

Berean Literal Bible
For there will be a time when they will not endure sound teaching, but according to the own desires, having an itching ear, they will gather around them teachers to suit themselves,

New American Standard Bible
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

King James Bible
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.

International Standard Version
For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people's own desires.

NET Bible
For there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things.

New Heart English Bible
For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For there will be a time when they will not obey sound teaching, but they will multiply teachers to themselves, according to their desires, and with an itching of their sense of hearing,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear.

New American Standard 1977
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, they shall heap up unto themselves teachers who shall speak to them according to their own lusts,

King James 2000 Bible
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

American King James Version
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

American Standard Version
For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:

Darby Bible Translation
For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;

English Revised Version
For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Webster's Bible Translation
For the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts will they multiply to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Weymouth New Testament
For a time is coming when they will not tolerate wholesome instruction, but, wanting to have their ears tickled, they will find a multitude of teachers to satisfy their own fancies;

World English Bible
For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Young's Literal Translation
for there shall be a season when the sound teaching they will not suffer, but according to their own desires to themselves they shall heap up teachers -- itching in the hearing,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-5 People will turn away from the truth, they will grow weary of the plain gospel of Christ, they will be greedy of fables, and take pleasure in them. People do so when they will not endure that preaching which is searching, plain, and to the purpose. Those who love souls must be ever watchful, must venture and bear all the painful effects of their faithfulness, and take all opportunities of making known the pure gospel.
Study Bible
Preach the Word
2Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. 3For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. 4So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.…
Cross References
Isaiah 30:10
Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

1 Timothy 1:10
for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave traders and liars and perjurers, and for anyone else who is averse to sound teaching

2 Timothy 1:13
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:1
But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come.

Jude 1:18
when they said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow after their own ungodly desires."
Treasury of Scripture

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

the time. See on ch.

2 Timothy 3:1-6 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come…

1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

they will.

1 Kings 22:8,18 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

2 Chronicles 16:9,10 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…

2 Chronicles 24:20-22 And the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, …

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent …

Isaiah 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest with which you may cause the weary …

Isaiah 33:9-11 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: …

Jeremiah 6:16,17 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Amos 7:10-17 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying…

Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay …

John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

sound.

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for …

but.

2 Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive …

1 Kings 18:22 Then said Elijah to the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet …

2 Chronicles 18:4,5 And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, …

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Jeremiah 23:16,17 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Listen not to the words of the prophets …

Jeremiah 27:9 Therefore listen not you to your prophets, nor to your diviners, …

Jeremiah 29:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your …

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will …

Luke 6:26 Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their …

John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

having.

Exodus 32:33 And the LORD said to Moses, Whoever has sinned against me, him will …

Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their …

1 Corinthians 2:1,4 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with excellency of …

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