Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to vain talking; 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,

Isaiah 29:13-14

The Lord said, "Because this people draws near with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught;

Jeremiah 8:8-9

How do you say, We are wise, and the law of Yahweh is with us? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has worked falsely.

Matthew 15:14

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Matthew 21:27

They answered Jesus, and said, "We don't know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Matthew 23:16-24

"Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.'

John 3:9-10

Nicodemus answered him, "How can these things be?"

John 9:40-41

Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?"

Acts 15:1

Some men came down from Judea and taught the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised after the custom of Moses, you can't be saved."

Romans 1:22

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 2:19-21

and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

Galatians 3:2

I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

Galatians 3:5

He therefore who supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?

Galatians 4:21

Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, don't you listen to the law?

Galatians 5:3-4

Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

2 Timothy 3:7

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

Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain