2 Timothy 4:4
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English Standard Version
and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they will turn away their ears from the truth, and will be turned to fables.

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

2 Timothy 4:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Shall be turned unto fables (ἐπὶ τοὺς μύθους ἐκτραπήσονται)

More correctly, will turn aside. The passive has a middle sense. For fables see on 1 Timothy 1:4.

2 Timothy 4:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

turn.

2 Timothy 1:15 This you know, 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 listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

Acts 7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran on him with one accord,

Hebrews 13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.

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 yourself rather to godliness.

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

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ...

Cross References
Isaiah 30:10
who say to the seers, "Do not see," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions,

Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'

2 Thessalonians 2:11
Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,

1 Timothy 1:4
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.

Titus 1:14
not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.

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