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2 Timothy 3:5–7

qHaving a rform of godliness, but sdenying the power thereof: tfrom such turn away. For of this sort are they ttwhich creep into houses, and lead captive silly women uladen with sins, led away with udivers lusts, Ever learning, and never able vto come to the knowledge of the truth.

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2 Timothy 3:5–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. (Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.)

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

and will act as if they serve God but will not have his power. Stay away from those people. Some of them go into homes and get control of silly women who are full of sin and are led by many evil desires. These women are always learning new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth fully.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away. For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away. For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts, always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people.

Some of these men go into homes and mislead weak-minded women who are burdened with sins and led by all kinds of desires. These women are always studying but are never able to recognize the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!

For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid them! For among them are those who make their way into households and captivate silly women, overwhelmed by their sins and swayed by all kinds of desires, who are always being instructed and can never arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

maintaining a form of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid these people. For from these are those who slip into houses and captivate foolish women loaded down with sins, led by various kinds of desires, always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

They will act as if they were serving God. But what they do will show that they have turned their backs on God’s power. Have nothing to do with those people.

They are the kind who worm their way into the homes of silly women. They get control over them. Women like that are loaded down with sins. They give in to all kinds of evil longings. They are always learning. But they never come to know the truth.

2 Timothy 3:5–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,

always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.