Acts 20:30
New International Version
Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.

New Living Translation
Even some men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following.

English Standard Version
and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Berean Study Bible
Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them.

Berean Literal Bible
and out from your own selves, men will rise up, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them.

New American Standard Bible
and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

New King James Version
Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.

King James Bible
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Christian Standard Bible
Men will rise up even from your own number and distort the truth to lure the disciples into following them.

Contemporary English Version
Some of your own people will tell lies to win over the Lord's followers.

Good News Translation
The time will come when some men from your own group will tell lies to lead the believers away after them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And men will rise up from your own number with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.

International Standard Version
Indeed, some of your own men will arise and distort the truth in order to lure the disciples into following them.

NET Bible
Even from among your own group men will arise, teaching perversions of the truth to draw the disciples away after them.

New Heart English Bible
Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And even some of you and your own men will arise, speaking perversions so as to turn the disciples to go after them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of your own men will come forward and say things that distort the truth. They will do this to lure disciples into following them.

New American Standard 1977
and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also from among your own selves, men shall arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after themselves.

King James 2000 Bible
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

American King James Version
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

American Standard Version
and from among your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Darby Bible Translation
and from among your own selves shall rise up men speaking perverted things to draw away the disciples after them.

English Revised Version
and from among your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also from your own selves will men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Weymouth New Testament
and that from among your own selves men will rise up who will seek with their perverse talk to draw away the disciples after them.

World English Bible
Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Young's Literal Translation
and of your own selves there shall arise men, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
29I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.…
Cross References
Daniel 11:34
Now when they fall, they will be granted a little help, but many will join them insincerely.

Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.

2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they did not belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But their departure made it clear that none of them belonged to us.

Treasury of Scripture

Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

of your.

Matthew 26:21-25
And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me…

1 Timothy 1:19,20
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: …

2 Timothy 2:17,18
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; …

speaking.

Proverbs 19:1
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Proverbs 23:33
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

to draw.

Acts 5:36,37
For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought…

Acts 21:38
Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

Matthew 23:15
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.







Lexicon
Even
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

from
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

your own
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

number,
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

men
ἄνδρες (andres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

will rise up
ἀναστήσονται (anastēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 450: To raise up, set up; I rise from among (the) dead; I arise, appear. From ana and histemi; to stand up.

[and] distort
διεστραμμένα (diestrammena)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1294: To pervert, corrupt, oppose, distort. From dia and strepho; to distort, i.e. misinterpret, or corrupt.

[the truth]
λαλοῦντες (lalountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to draw away
ἀποσπᾶν (apospan)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 645: From apo and spao; to drag forth, i.e. unsheathe, or relatively retire.

disciples
μαθητὰς (mathētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

after
ὀπίσω (opisō)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3694: Behind, after; back, backwards. From the same as opisthen with enclitic of direction; to the back, i.e. Aback.

them.
ἑαυτῶν (heautōn)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.
(30) Of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things.--The Pastoral Epistles, 2 Peter and Jude, supply but too abundant evidence of the clearness of the Apostle's prevision. Hymenaeus and Alexander and Philetus, saying that the resurrection was past already (1Timothy 1:20; 2Timothy 2:17); evil men and seducers becoming worse and worse (2Timothy 3:13); resisting the faith, as Jannes and Jambres had resisted Moses (2Timothy 3:8); false prophets, bringing in damnable heresies and denying the Lord that bought them (2Peter 2:1); these were part of the rank aftergrowth of the apostolic age, of which St. Paul saw even now the germs. It adds to the pathos of this parting to think that men such as Hymenaeus and Philetus may have been actually present, listening to the Apostle's warnings, and warned by him in vain.

To draw away disciples after them.--Better, to draw away the disciples--those who had previously been disciples of Christ and His Apostles. This was at once the motive and the result of the work of the false teachers. The note of heresy was that it was essentially self-asserting and schismatical.

Verse 30. - And from among for also of, A.V.; the disciples for disciples, A.V. From among your own selves; as opposed to the strangers from Judaea in the preceding verse. So 2 Timothy 4:3, "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" (see, as instances, 2 Timothy 2:17, 18; 2 Timothy 4:14). Speaking perverse things. So 2 Timothy 4:4, "They shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." To draw away the disciples, etc.; i.e. to induce Christians to leave the communion and doctrine of the Church, and join their heresy. The A.V., "to draw away disciples," is manifestly wrong; τοὺς μαθητὰς are Christ's disciples. For the general statement, see 2 Timothy 3:6, "They which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women;" and comp. Romans 16:17, 18, which, according to Renan, was addressed to the Ephesians. For the rise of false teachers in Asia, see 1 Timothy 1:3, 20; 1 Timothy 4:1-7; 1 Timothy 6:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 2:26; 1 John 4:1, 3, 5; and through the whole Epistle; Revelation 2:1-7. 20:28-38 If the Holy Ghost has made ministers overseers of the flock, that is, shepherds, they must be true to their trust. Let them consider their Master's concern for the flock committed to their charge. It is the church He has purchased with his own blood. The blood was his as Man; yet so close is the union between the Divine and human nature, that it is there called the blood of God, for it was the blood of Him who is God. This put such dignity and worth into it, as to ransom believers from all evil, and purchase all good. Paul spake about their souls with affection and concern. They were full of care what would become of them. Paul directs them to look up to God with faith, and commends them to the word of God's grace, not only as the foundation of their hope and the fountain of their joy, but as the rule of their walking. The most advanced Christians are capable of growing, and will find the word of grace help their growth. As those cannot be welcome guests to the holy God who are unsanctified; so heaven would be no heaven to them; but to all who are born again, and on whom the image of God is renewed, it is sure, as almighty power and eternal truth make it so. He recommends himself to them as an example of not caring as to things of the present world; this they would find help forward their comfortable passage through it. It might seem a hard saying, therefore Paul adds to it a saying of their Master's, which he would have them always remember; It is more blessed to give than to receive: it seems they were words often used to his disciples. The opinion of the children of this world, is contrary to this; they are afraid of giving, unless in hope of getting. Clear gain, is with them the most blessed thing that can be; but Christ tell us what is more blessed, more excellent. It makes us more like to God, who gives to all, and receives from none; and to the Lord Jesus, who went about doing good. This mind was in Christ Jesus, may it be in us also. It is good for friends, when they part, to part with prayer. Those who exhort and pray for one another, may have many weeping seasons and painful separations, but they will meet before the throne of God, to part no more. It was a comfort to all, that the presence of Christ both went with him and stayed with them.
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