Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

1 Timothy 4:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— speaking lies in hypocrisy, cauterised as to their own conscience,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— in hypocrisy, speaking falsehood, [of demons] cauterised in their own conscience,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— in hypocrisy speaking lies, being seared in their own conscience,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Speaking lies in hypocrisy and having their conscience seared,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Speaking lies in hypocrisie, hauing their conscience seared with a hote iron,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— These, with a false appearance, will deceive, speaking a lie, and seared in their conscience,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— These will seduce, by a false appearance; and will utter a lie, and will be seared in their conscience;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Speaking lies 5573
{5573} Prime
From G5571 and G3004; mendacious, that is, promulgating erroneous Christian doctrine.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
hypocrisy; 5272
{5272} Prime
From G5271; acting under a feigned part; that is, (figuratively) deceit ('hypocrisy').
having y2743
[2743] Standard
From a derivative of G2545; to brand ('cauterize'), that is, (by implication) to render unsensitive (figuratively).
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
their 2398
{2398} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
conscience 4893
{4893} Prime
From a prolonged form of G4894; co-perception, that is, moral consciousness.
seared with a hot iron; 2743
{2743} Prime
From a derivative of G2545; to brand ('cauterize'), that is, (by implication) to render unsensitive (figuratively).
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 4:2

_ _ Rather translate, “Through (literally, ‘in’; the element in which the apostasy has place) the hypocrisy of lying speakers”; this expresses the means through which “some shall (be led to) depart from the faith,” namely, the reigned sanctity of the seducers (compare “deceivers,” Titus 1:10).

_ _ having their conscience searedGreek, “having their own conscience,” etc., that is, not only “speaking lies” to others, but also having their own conscience seared. Professing to lead others to holiness, their own conscience is all the while defiled. Bad consciences always have recourse to hypocrisy. As faith and a good conscience are joined (1 Timothy 1:5); so hypocrisy (that is, unbelief, Matthew 24:5, Matthew 24:51; compare Luke 12:46) and a bad conscience here. Theodoret explains like English Version, “seared,” as implying their extreme insensibility; the effect of cauterizing being to deaden sensation. The Greek, however, primarily means “branded” with the consciousness of crimes committed against their better knowledge and conscience, like so many scars burnt in by a branding iron: Compare Titus 1:15; Titus 3:11, “condemned of himself.” They are conscious of the brand within, and yet with a hypocritical show of sanctity, they strive to seduce others. As “a seal” is used in a good sense (2 Timothy 2:19), so “a brand” in a bad sense. The image is taken from the branding of criminals.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 4:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 4:2

These will depart from the faith, by the hypocrisy of them that speak lies, having their own consciences as senseless and unfeeling as flesh that is seared with an hot iron.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Timothy 4:2

(2) Speaking lies in (b) hypocrisy; having their (c) conscience seared with a hot iron;

(2) Even though heretics pretend holiness ever so much, yet they have no conscience.

(b) For they will as it were practise the art of disguised persons and players, so that we may not think they will lie lurking in some one corner or keep any resemblance of being shameful.

(c) Whose conscience became so hard, that there grew a callous over it, and so became to have a canker in it, and now at length required by very necessity to be burned with a hot iron.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Kings 13:18 He said unto him, I [am] a prophet also as thou [art]; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. [But] he lied unto him.
1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade [him], and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he [is] the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he [is] the tail.
Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I [am] against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
Daniel 8:23-25 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. ... And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. ... And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.


Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible Search

1K 13:18; 22:22. Is 9:15. Jr 5:21; 23:14, 32. Dn 8:23. Mt 7:15; 24:24. Ac 20:30. Ro 1:28; 16:18. Ep 4:14, 19. 2Ti 3:5. 2P 2:1. Rv 16:14.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on 1 Timothy 4:2.

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on 1 Timothy 4:2

Recent Chat Bible Comments