4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Other Translations of 2 Timothy 4:4

King James Version

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

English Standard Version

4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

The Message

4 They'll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages.

New King James Version

4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

New Living Translation

4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:4

Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:1-5

(Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5)

People will turn away from the truth, they will grow weary of the plain gospel of Christ, they will be greedy of fables, and take pleasure in them. People do so when they will not endure that preaching which is searching, plain, and to the purpose. Those who love souls must be ever watchful, must venture and bear all the painful effects of their faithfulness, and take all opportunities of making known the pure gospel.