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2 Timothy 4:3

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2 Timothy 4:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2 Timothy 4:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

2 Timothy 4:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

because the time will come when people will not listen to the true teaching but will find many more teachers who please them by saying the things they want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;

2 Timothy 4:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;

2 Timothy 4:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.

2 Timothy 4:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires,

2 Timothy 4:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For there will be a time when they will not put up with sound teaching, but in accordance with their own desires, they will accumulate for themselves teachers, because they have an insatiable curiosity,

2 Timothy 4:3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The time will come when people won’t put up with true teaching. Instead, they will try to satisfy their own longings. They will gather a large number of teachers around them. The teachers will say what the people want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,


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