2 Timothy 3:7
New International Version
always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

New Living Translation
(Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.)

English Standard Version
always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

Berean Study Bible
always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
always learning and never being able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

New American Standard Bible
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

King James Bible
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Christian Standard Bible
always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Contemporary English Version
These women always want to learn something new, but they never can discover the truth.

Good News Translation
women who are always trying to learn but who can never come to know the truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

International Standard Version
These women are always studying but are never able to arrive at a full knowledge of the truth.

NET Bible
Such women are always seeking instruction, yet never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

New Heart English Bible
always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who are always learning and are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These women are always studying but are never able to recognize the truth.

New American Standard 1977
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

American King James Version
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

American Standard Version
ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.

Darby Bible Translation
always learning, and never able to come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth.

English Revised Version
ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Weymouth New Testament
and are always learning something new, and yet are never able to arrive at real knowledge of the truth.

World English Bible
always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Young's Literal Translation
always learning, and never to a knowledge of truth able to come,
Study Bible
Evil in the Last Days
6They are the kind who worm their way into households and captivate vulnerable women who are weighed down with sins and led astray by various passions, 7always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and disqualified from the faith.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 2:25
He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.

Treasury of Scripture

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

learning.

2 Timothy 4:3,4
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; …

Deuteronomy 29:4
Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

Proverbs 14:6
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

never.

1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

the knowledge.

2 Timothy 2:25
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;







Lexicon
always
πάντοτε (pantote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

learning
μανθάνοντα (manthanonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3129: Prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, matheo, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn.

[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

never
μηδέποτε (mēdepote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3368: Not at any time, never. From mede and pote; not even ever.

able
δυνάμενα (dynamena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

to come
ἐλθεῖν (elthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

a knowledge
ἐπίγνωσιν (epignōsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1922: From epiginosko; recognition, i.e. full discernment, acknowledgement.

of [the] truth.
ἀληθείας (alētheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 225: From alethes; truth.
(7) Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.--A morbid love of novelty, and a hope to penetrate into mysteries not revealed to God's true teachers, spurred these female learners on; but "to the full knowledge of the truth"--for this is the more accurate rendering of the Greek word--they never reached, for by their evil life their heart was hardened. That some of these false teachers laid claim to occult arts, to a knowledge of magic and sorcery, is clear from the statement contained in the next verse, where certain sorcerers of the time of Moses are compared to them.

Verse 7. - Ever learning, etc. This is the crowning feature of this powerful sketch of those "silly women," whose thoughts are busied about religion without their affections being reached or their principles being influenced by it. They are always beating about the bush, but they never get possession of the blessed and saving truth of the gospel of God. Their own selfish inclinations, and not the grace of God, continue to be the motive power with them. 3:1-9 Even in gospel times there would be perilous times; on account of persecution from without, still more on account of corruptions within. Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and do their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get, and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men do not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedient to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy and without the fear of God, because unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God's gifts, if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts. Times are perilous also, when parents are without natural affection to children. And when men have no rule over their own spirits, but despise that which is good and to be honoured. God is to be loved above all; but a carnal mind, full of enmity against him, prefers any thing before him, especially carnal pleasure. A form of godliness is very different from the power; from such as are found to be hypocrites, real Christians must withdraw. Such persons have been found within the outward church, in every place, and at all times. There ever have been artful men, who, by pretences and flatteries, creep into the favour and confidence of those who are too easy of belief, ignorant, and fanciful. All must be ever learning to know the Lord; but these follow every new notion, yet never seek the truth as it is in Jesus. Like the Egyptian magicians, these were men of corrupt minds, prejudiced against the truth, and found to be quite without faith. Yet though the spirit of error may be let loose for a time, Satan can deceive the nations and the churches no further, and no longer, than God will permit.
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