Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

They want to be teachers of the Law, yet they do not understand either what they are talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently.

New American Standard Bible

wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

King James Version

Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

Holman Bible

They want to be teachers of the law, although they don’t understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on.

A Conservative Version

desiring to be law teachers, understanding neither what they say, nor about what they confidently assert.

American Standard Version

desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm.

Amplified

wanting to be teachers of the Law [of Moses], even though they do not understand the terms they use or the subjects about which they make [such] confident declarations.

An Understandable Version

They want to be teachers of the law of Moses, even though they do not understand what they are saying or what they are affirming with [such] confidence.

Anderson New Testament

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

Bible in Basic English

Desiring to be teachers of the law, though they have no knowledge of what they say or of the statements which they make so certainly.

Common New Testament

wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

Daniel Mace New Testament

pretending to be doctors of the law, tho' they neither understand what they advance, nor upon what it is founded.

Darby Translation

desiring to be law-teachers, not understanding either what they say or concerning what they so strenuously affirm.

Godbey New Testament

wishing to be teachers of the law, not knowing either what they are saying, or concerning what things they do affirm.

Goodspeed New Testament

They would like to be teachers of law although they do not understand the words they use or the matters they insist upon.

John Wesley New Testament

Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor those concerning which they confidently affirm.

Julia Smith Translation

Wishing to be teachers of the law; neither understanding what they say, nor of certain things they are assured.

King James 2000

Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor the things they affirm.

Lexham Expanded Bible

wanting to be teachers of the law, [although they] do not understand either [the things] which they are saying or [the things] concerning which they are speaking confidently.

Modern King James verseion

desiring to be teachers of the law, neither understanding what they say nor that which they affirm.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

because they would be doctors of the scripture, and yet understand not what they speak, neither whereof they affirm.

Moffatt New Testament

doctors of the Law is what they want to be, but they have no idea either of the meaning of the words they use or of the themes on which they harp.

Montgomery New Testament

Although they desire to be teachers of the law, they understand neither the words they use nor the subjects they talk about.

NET Bible

They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not understand what they are saying or the things they insist on so confidently.

New Heart English Bible

desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.

Noyes New Testament

desiring to be teachers of the Law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

Sawyer New Testament

desiring to be teachers of the law, not understanding what they say nor about what they make confident assertions.

The Emphasized Bible

Desiring to be law-teachers, - not understanding, either what they say or whereof they confidently affirm.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

affecting to be doctors of the law, though they underhand neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

Twentieth Century New Testament

They want to be Teachers of the Law, and yet do not understand either the words they use, or the subjects on which they speak so confidently.

Webster

Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor concerning what they affirm.

Weymouth New Testament

They are ambitious to be teachers of the Law, although they do not understand either their own words or what the things are about which they make such confident assertions.

Williams New Testament

They want to be teachers of the law, although they do not understand the words they use or the things about which they make such confident assertions.

World English Bible

desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.

Worrell New Testament

wishing to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm.

Worsley New Testament

desiring to be teachers of the law, though they neither understand what they say, nor what things they assert.

Youngs Literal Translation

willing to be teachers of law, not understanding either the things they say, nor concerning what they asseverate,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

teachers of the law
νομοδιδάσκαλος 
Nomodidaskalos 
doctor of the law, teacher of the law
Usage: 3

νοιέω 
Noeo 
Usage: 6

μήτε 
mete 
neither, nor, so much as, or
Usage: 24

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

nor
μήτε 
mete 
neither, nor, so much as, or
Usage: 24

περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

Context Readings

Instructions For Timothy In Ephesus

6 Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to fruitless discussion. 7 They want to be teachers of the Law, yet they do not understand either what they are talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently. 8 Of course, we know that the Law is good if a person uses it legitimately,


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:4

he is a conceited person and does not understand anything. He has an unhealthy craving for arguments and debates. This produces jealousy, rivalry, slander, evil suspicions,

Isaiah 29:13-14

Then the Lord said: "Because these people draw near with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, worship of me has become merely like rules taught by human beings.

Jeremiah 8:8-9

How can you say, "We're wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us,' when, in fact, the deceitful pen of the scribe has made it into something that deceives.

Matthew 15:14

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If one blind person leads another blind person, both will fall into a ditch."

Matthew 21:27

So they told Jesus, "We don't know." He in turn told them, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things."

Matthew 23:16-24

"How terrible it will be for you, blind guides! You say, "Whoever swears an oath by the sanctuary is excused, but whoever swears an oath by the gold of the sanctuary must keep his oath.'

John 3:9-10

Nicodemus asked him, "How can that be?"

John 9:40-41

Some of the Pharisees who were near him overheard this and asked him, "We aren't blind, too, are we?"

Acts 15:1

Then some men came down from Judea and started to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the Law of Moses, you can't be saved."

Romans 1:22

Though claiming to be wise, they became fools

Romans 2:19-21

and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

Galatians 3:2

I want to learn only one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the actions of the Law or by believing what you heard?

Galatians 3:5

Does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do the actions of the Law or because you believe what you heard?

Galatians 4:21

Tell me, those of you who want to live under the Law: Are you really listening to what the Law says?

Galatians 5:3-4

Again, I insist that everyone who allows himself to be circumcised is obligated to obey the entire Law.

2 Timothy 3:7

These women are always studying but are never able to arrive at a full knowledge of the truth.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people.

2 Peter 2:12

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

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