2 Timothy 4:4
New International Version
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

New Living Translation
They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

English Standard Version
and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

Berean Study Bible
So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Berean Literal Bible
and indeed they will turn away from hearing the truth, and will be turned aside unto myths.

King James Bible
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

New King James Version
and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

New American Standard Bible
and they will turn their ears away from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

NASB 1995
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

NASB 1977
and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.

Amplified Bible
and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].

Christian Standard Bible
They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they will turn their ears from the truth and turn aside unto fables.

Contemporary English Version
They will turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

English Revised Version
and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.

Good News Translation
They will turn away from listening to the truth and give their attention to legends.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People will refuse to listen to the truth and turn to myths.

International Standard Version
They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myths.

Literal Standard Version
and, indeed, they will turn away from hearing the truth, and they will be turned aside to the fables.

NET Bible
And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths.

New Heart English Bible
and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to myths.

Weymouth New Testament
and will turn away from listening to the truth and will turn aside to fables.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and indeed, from the truth the hearing they shall turn away, and to the fables they shall be turned aside.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Preach the Word
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. 5But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.…

Cross References
Isaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "Stop seeing visions!" and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth! Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions.

Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

2 Thessalonians 2:11
For this reason God will send them a powerful delusion so that they believe the lie,

1 Timothy 1:4
or devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculation rather than the stewardship of God's work, which is by faith.

Titus 1:14
and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of men who have rejected the truth.


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.

turn.

2 Timothy 1:15
This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

unto.

1 Timothy 1:4
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

1 Timothy 4:7
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Titus 1:14
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.









(4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth.--This was the punishment of those who would only listen to what was pleasing to them, and which flattered instead of reproved their way of life. They became involved in the many various errors in doctrine which were then taught in the schools of the heretics, and they ended by turning away from every Christian truth. On the "fables" which they substituted for those great and eternal truths, see 1Timothy 1:4.

Verse 4. - Will turn for they shall turn, A.V.; turn aside for shall be turned, A.V. Will turn away, etc. The sober, sound doctrine of the Word of God, teaching self-discipline, humility, and purity of heart and life, will not assuage their itching ears, and therefore they will turn away from it, and go after more congenial fables - those taught by the heretics. Turn aside (ἐκτραπήσοναι); as 1 Timothy 1:6, note. Fables (μύθους); see 1 Timothy 1:4; 1 Timothy 4:7; Titus 1:14; 2 Peter 1:16 (on the Jewish origin of these fables, see Bishop Ellicott's note on 1 Timothy 1:4).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

they will turn
ἀποστρέψουσιν (apostrepsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 654: To turn away, pervert, remove; I restore, replace; mid: I desert, reject. From apo and strepho; to turn away or back.

[their]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ears {away}
ἀκοὴν (akoēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

truth
ἀληθείας (alētheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 225: From alethes; truth.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

turn aside
ἐκτραπήσονται (ektrapēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1624: From ek and the base of trope; to deflect, i.e. Turn away.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

myths.
μύθους (mythous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3454: An idle tale, fable, fanciful story. Perhaps from the same as mueo; a tale, i.e. Fiction.


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