New International Version
having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
King James Bible
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Darby Bible Translation
having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.
World English Bible
holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also.
Young's Literal Translation
having a form of piety, and its power having denied; and from these be turning away,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Having a form of godliness - The original word μορφωσις signifies a draught, sketch, or summary, and will apply well to those who have all their religion in their creed, confession of faith, catechism, bodies of divinity, etc., while destitute of the life of God in their souls; and are not only destitute of this life, but deny that such life or power is here to be experienced or known. They have religion in their creed, but none in their hearts. And perhaps to their summary they add a decent round of religious observances. From such turn away - not only do not imitate them, but have no kind of fellowship with them; they are a dangerous people, and but seldom suspected, because their outside is fair.
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Malachi iv. 5, 6. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. These words are especially solemn words. They stand in an especially solemn and important part of the Bible. They are the last words of the Old Testament. I cannot but think that it was God's will that they should stand …
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"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
1 Timothy 4:7
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
1 Timothy 5:8
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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