New Living Translation
They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
King James Bible
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Darby Bible Translation
and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned 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.
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[Illustration: (drop cap L) Ancient engraving of man reading scroll] Let us now look at the rest of the books which make up the New Testament. In the days when Paul preached at Athens, the old capital of Greece, much of the ancient splendour and power of the Greek people had passed away, for the Romans had conquered their country, and they were no longer a free nation. Yet, although the Greeks had been forced to yield to Rome, their conquerors knew that the Grecian scholars and artists were far …
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making
Epistle Liii. To John, Bishop.
Paul's Departure and Crown;
How the Meek and the Passionate are to be Admonished.
They tell the seers, "Stop seeing visions!" They tell the prophets, "Don't tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies.
For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes--so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.'
2 Thessalonians 2:11
So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.
1 Timothy 1:4
Don't let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don't help people live a life of faith in God.
They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.
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