2 Timothy 3:7

7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
ESV
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
NLT
7 (Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.)
MSG
7 They get exploited every time and never really learn.
CSB
7 always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:7 Meaning and Commentary

2 Timothy 3:7

Ever learning
Some new notion and practice or another: and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth; partly because of the teachers, which they heap up to themselves, who are unapt to teach, are blind and ignorant guides, and know not the truth, but are enemies to it, and resist it; and partly because of themselves, the sins they are laden, and the lusts they are led away with, which hinder them from coming to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 3:7 In-Context

5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 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,
7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.
9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Timothy 2:4