Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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;


Bible References

The time

2 Timothy 3:1
But you should know this: There will be terrible times in the last days [of the Christian age].
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Holy Spirit specifically says that in later times [Note: "Later times" in the New Testament usually refers to the period following the first coming of Christ and the establishment of the church], some people will fall away from the faith [i.e., the true teaching of Christianity]. They will pay attention to deceitful spirits [i.e., lying people] and the teaching of evil spirits.

They will

Luke 20:19
Then the experts in the law of Moses and the leading priests attempted to arrest Jesus right away, [but hesitated] because they feared [what] the people [might do], since they perceived that He had spoken this parable against them.
John 8:45
But because I tell [you] the truth, you do not believe me.
Galatians 4:16
So then, have I [now] become your enemy because I have told you the truth [about your condition]?


2 Timothy 3:6
They are the kind of people who enter homes and influence [morally] weak-willed women, loaded down with sins, [and] led on by all kinds of evil desires.
Luke 6:26
It is too bad for you people when everyone speaks well about you, because the forefathers said the same thing about the false prophets.
John 3:19
Now this is [how God's] judgment [works]: The Light [See 1:5-9] has come into the world, but people loved darkness [i.e., sin] rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.
2 Peter 2:1
But just as there were false prophets among the people before, there will also be false teachers among you [Christians]. They will privately teach harmful doctrines that destroy people [spiritually], by even denying [that Jesus is] the Master, [and thereby] destroying themselves quickly.


Acts 17:21
(Now the local people of Athens, along with foreigners who lived there, spent [about] all their time telling about or listening to some new idea.)

General references

John 8:45
But because I tell [you] the truth, you do not believe me.
John 10:5
They will not follow a stranger, but will run from him, for they do not recognize the voice of strangers."
1 Corinthians 14:38
But if any man does not know this, he should remain ignorant. [Note: The Greek may mean, "If any man does not recognize this (truth), he will not be recognized (in the judgment)"].