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2 Timothy 4:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they will turn away [their] ears from the truth, and will be turned to fables.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned aside to fables.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, from the truth, indeed, their ear, will they turn away, while, unto stories, they will turn themselves aside.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and indeed, from the truth the hearing they shall turn away, and to the fables they shall be turned aside.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they shall turne away their eares from the trueth, and shall be turned vnto fables.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And from the truth they will turn away their ear, but to fables will decline.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and will turn away their ears from the truth, and incline after fables.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they shall turn away 654
{0654} Prime
ἀποστρέφω
apostrepho
{ap-os-tref'-o}
From G0575 and G4762; to turn away or back (literally or figuratively).
y3303
[3303] Standard
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
[their] ears 189
{0189} Prime
ἀκοή
akoe
{ak-o-ay'}
From G0191; hearing (the act, the sense or the thing heard).
from 575
{0575} Prime
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
x3303
(3303) Complement
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
truth, 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
and 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
shall be turned 1624
{1624} Prime
ἐκτρέπω
ektrepo
{ek-trep'-o}
From G1537 and the base of G5157; to deflect, that is, turn away (literally or figuratively).
z5691
<5691> Grammar
Tense - Second Future (See G5781)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 26
unto 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
fables. 3454
{3454} Prime
μῦθος
muthos
{moo'-thos}
Perhaps from the same as G3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, that is, fiction ('myth').
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Timothy 4:4

_ _ The ear brooks not what is opposed to the man’s lusts.

_ _ turnedGreek, “turned aside” (1 Timothy 1:6). It is a righteous retribution, that when men turn away from the truth, they should be turned to fables (Jeremiah 2:19).

_ _ fables — (1 Timothy 1:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Timothy 4:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Timothy 4:4

And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto (a) fables.

(a) To false and unprofitable doctrines which the world is now so bewitched with, that it would rather have the open light of the truth completely put out, than it would come out of darkness.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
turn:

2 Timothy 1:15 This thou knowest, 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 hearken, 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 upon him with one accord,
Hebrews 13:25 Grace [be] with you all. Amen. [[[Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.]]]

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 thyself [rather] unto 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 unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
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Pv 1:32. Zc 7:11. Ac 7:57. 1Ti 1:4; 4:7. 2Ti 1:15. Tit 1:14. He 13:25. 2P 1:16.

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