1 Tim. 4:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Now
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
the Spirit
pneuma (Greek #4151)
a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit
KJV usage: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.
Pronounce: pnyoo'-mah
Origin: from 4154
speaketh
lego (Greek #3004)
properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean
KJV usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Pronounce: leg'-o
Origin: a primary verb
expressly
rhetos (Greek #4490)
out-spokenly, i.e. distinctly
KJV usage: expressly.
Pronounce: hray-toce'
Origin: adverb from a derivative of 4483
, that
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
g in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the latter
husteros (Greek #5306)
later
KJV usage: latter.
Pronounce: hoos'-ter-os
Origin: comparative from 5259 (in the sense of behind)
times
kairos (Greek #2540)
an occasion, i.e. set or proper time
KJV usage: X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare 5550.
Pronounce: kahee-ros'
Origin: of uncertain affinity
some
tis (Greek #5100)
some or any person or object
KJV usage: a (kind of), any (man, thing, thing at all), certain (thing), divers, he (every) man, one (X thing), ought, + partly, some (man, -body, - thing, -what), (+ that no-)thing, what(-soever), X wherewith, whom(-soever), whose(-soever).
Pronounce: tis
Origin: an enclitic indefinite pronoun
shall depart from
aphistemi (Greek #868)
to remove, i.e. (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.
KJV usage: depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self.
Pronounce: af-is'-tay-mee
Origin: from 575 and 2476
the faith
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pistis (Greek #4102)
persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself
KJV usage: assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Pronounce: pis'-tis
Origin: from 3982
, giving heed to
prosecho (Greek #4337)
(figuratively) to hold the mind (3563 implied) towards, i.e. pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to
KJV usage: (give) attend(-ance, -ance at, -ance to, unto), beware, be given to, give (take) heed (to unto); have regard.
Pronounce: pros-ekh'-o
Origin: from 4314 and 2192
seducing
planos (Greek #4108)
of uncertain affinity; roving (as a tramp), i.e. (by implication) an impostor or misleader; --deceiver, seducing.
Pronounce: plan'-os
spirits
pneuma (Greek #4151)
a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit
KJV usage: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.
Pronounce: pnyoo'-mah
Origin: from 4154
h, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
doctrines
didaskalia (Greek #1319)
instruction (the function or the information)
KJV usage: doctrine, learning, teaching.
Pronounce: did-as-kal-ee'-ah
Origin: from 1320
of devils
daimonion (Greek #1140)
a dæmonic being; by extension a deity
KJV usage: devil, god.
Pronounce: dahee-mon'-ee-on
Origin: neuter of a derivative of 1142
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1-5:  He foretells that in the latter times there shall be a departure from the faith.
6-16:  And to the end that Timothy might not fail in doing his duty, he furnishes him with divers precepts, belonging thereto.
the Spirit.
John 16:13• 13But when *he* is come, the Spirit of truth, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear he shall speak; and he will announce to you what is coming. (John 16:13)
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Acts 13:2• 2And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. (Acts 13:2)
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Acts 28:25• 25And being disagreed among themselves they left; Paul having spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit through Esaias the prophet to our fathers, (Acts 28:25)
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1 Cor. 12:11• 11But all these things operates the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each in particular according as he pleases. (1 Cor. 12:11)
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1 John 2:18• 18Little children, it is the last hour, and, according as ye have heard that antichrist comes, even now there have come many antichrists, whence we know that it is the last hour. (1 John 2:18)
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Rev. 2:7,11,17,29• 7He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him that overcomes, I will give to him to eat of the tree of life which is in the paradise of God.
11He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. He that overcomes shall in no wise be injured of the second death.
17He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him that overcomes, to him will I give of the hidden manna; and I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he that receives it.
29He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.
(Rev. 2:7,11,17,29)
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Rev. 3:6,13,22• 6He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.
13He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.
22He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.
(Rev. 3:6,13,22)
expressly.
the latter.
Num. 24:14• 14And now behold, I go to my people: come, I will admonish thee what this people will do to thy people at the end of days. (Num. 24:14)
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Deut. 4:30• 30In thy tribulation, and when all these things shall come upon thee, at the end of days, thou shalt return to Jehovah thy God, and shalt hearken to his voice, (Deut. 4:30)
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Deut. 32:29• 29Oh that they had been wise! they would have understood this, They would have considered their latter end! (Deut. 32:29)
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Isa. 2:2• 2And it shall come to pass in the end of days, that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow unto it. (Isa. 2:2)
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Jer. 48:47• 47But I will turn the captivity of Moab at the end of the days, saith Jehovah. Thus far is the judgement of Moab. (Jer. 48:47)
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Jer. 49:39• 39But it shall come to pass at the end of the days, I will turn the captivity of Elam, saith Jehovah. (Jer. 49:39)
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Ezek. 38:16• 16And thou shalt come up against my people Israel as a cloud to cover the land--it shall be at the end of days--and I will bring thee against my land, that the nations may know me, when I shall be hallowed in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. (Ezek. 38:16)
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Dan. 10:14• 14And I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people at the end of the days: for the vision is yet for many days. (Dan. 10:14)
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Hos. 3:5• 5Afterwards shall the children of Israel return, and seek Jehovah their God, and David their king; and shall turn with fear toward Jehovah and toward his goodness, at the end of the days. (Hos. 3:5)
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Mic. 4:1• 1But it shall come to pass in the end of days that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and the peoples shall flow unto it. (Mic. 4:1)
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2 Tim. 3:1‑9• 1But this know, that in the last days difficult times shall be there;
2for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
3without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,
4traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
5having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.
6For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts,
7always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith.
9But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became.
(2 Tim. 3:1‑9)
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1 Peter 1:20• 20foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but who has been manifested at the end of times for your sakes, (1 Peter 1:20)
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2 Peter 3:3• 3knowing this first, that there shall come at the close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts, (2 Peter 3:3)
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Jude 4,18• 4For certain men have got in unnoticed, they who of old were marked out beforehand to this sentence, ungodly persons, turning the grace of our God into dissoluteness, and denying our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ.
18that they said to you, that at the end of the time there should be mockers, walking after their own lusts of ungodlinesses.
(Jude 4,18)
depart.
Dan. 11:35• 35And some of the wise shall fall, to try them, and to purge and to make them white, to the time of the end: for it shall yet be for the time appointed. (Dan. 11:35)
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Matt. 24:5‑12• 5For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.
6But ye will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not disturbed; for all these things must take place, but it is not yet the end.
7For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.
8But all these are the beginning of throes.
9Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you; and ye will be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.
10And then will many be offended, and will deliver one another up, and hate one another;
11and many false prophets shall arise and shall mislead many;
12and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold;
(Matt. 24:5‑12)
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2 Thess. 2:3• 3Let not any one deceive you in any manner, because it will not be unless the apostasy have first come, and the man of sin have been revealed, the son of perdition; (2 Thess. 2:3)
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2 Tim. 3:1‑5• 1But this know, that in the last days difficult times shall be there;
2for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
3without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,
4traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
5having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.
(2 Tim. 3:1‑5)
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2 Tim. 4:4• 4and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned aside to fables. (2 Tim. 4:4)
seducing.
Gen. 3:3‑5,13• 3but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God has said, Ye shall not eat of it, and ye shall not touch it, lest ye die.
4And the serpent said to the woman, Ye will not certainly die;
5but God knows that in the day ye eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and ye will be as God, knowing good and evil.
13And Jehovah Elohim said to the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
(Gen. 3:3‑5,13)
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1 Kings 22:22‑23• 22And Jehovah said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt entice him, and also succeed: go forth, and do so.
23And now, behold, Jehovah has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and Jehovah has spoken evil concerning thee.
(1 Kings 22:22‑23)
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2 Chron. 18:19‑22• 19and Jehovah said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-Gilead? And one spoke saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
20And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Jehovah and said, I will entice him. And Jehovah said unto him, Wherewith?
21And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt entice him, and also succeed: go forth, and do so.
22And now, behold, Jehovah has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets; and Jehovah has spoken evil concerning thee.
(2 Chron. 18:19‑22)
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2 Cor. 11:3,13‑15• 3But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craft, so your thoughts should be corrupted from simplicity as to the Christ.
13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
14And it is not wonderful, for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
15It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
(2 Cor. 11:3,13‑15)
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2 Thess. 2:9‑12• 9whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
10and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish, because they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved.
11And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false,
12that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2 Thess. 2:9‑12)
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2 Tim. 3:13• 13But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray. (2 Tim. 3:13)
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2 Peter 2:1• 1But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, who shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and deny the master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction; (2 Peter 2:1)
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Rev. 9:2‑11• 2And it opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up smoke out of the pit as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit.
3And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power;
4and it was said to them, that they should not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but the men who have not the seal of God on their foreheads:
5and it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall in no way find it; and shall desire to die, and death flees from them.
7And the likenesses of the locusts were like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;
8and they had hair as women's hair, and their teeth were as of lions,
9and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to war;
10and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power was in their tails to hurt men five months.
11They have a king over them, the angel of the abyss: his name in Hebrew, Abaddon, and in Greek he has for name Apollyon.
(Rev. 9:2‑11)
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Rev. 13:14• 14And it deceives those that dwell upon the earth by reason of the signs which it was given to it to work before the beast, saying to those that dwell upon the earth to make an image to the beast, which has the wound of the sword, and lived. (Rev. 13:14)
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Rev. 16:14• 14for they are the spirits of demons, doing signs; which go out to the kings of the whole habitable world to gather them together to the war of that great day of God the Almighty. (Rev. 16:14)
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Rev. 18:2,23• 2And he cried with a strong voice, saying, Great Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and has become the habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hated bird;
23and light of lamp shall shine no more at all in thee, and voice of bridegroom and bride shall be heard no more at all in thee; for thy merchants were the great ones of the earth; for by thy sorcery have all the nations been deceived.
(Rev. 18:2,23)
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Rev. 19:20• 20And the beast was taken, and the false prophet that was with him, who wrought the signs before him by which he deceived them that received the mark of the beast, and those that worship his image. Alive were both cast into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone; (Rev. 19:20)
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Rev. 20:2‑3,8,10• 2And he laid hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3and cast him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should not any more deceive the nations until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be loosed for a little time.
8and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
10And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are both the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for the ages of ages.
(Rev. 20:2‑3,8,10)
and doctrines.
Dan. 11:35‑38• 35And some of the wise shall fall, to try them, and to purge and to make them white, to the time of the end: for it shall yet be for the time appointed.
36And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every *god, and speak monstrous things against the *God of *gods; and he shall prosper until the indignation be accomplished: for that which is determined shall be done.
37And he will not regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women; nor regard any +god: for he will magnify himself above all.
38And in his place will he honour the +god of fortresses; and a +god whom his fathers knew not will he honour with gold and silver, and with precious stones and pleasant things.
(Dan. 11:35‑38)
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1 Cor. 8:5‑6• 5For and if indeed there are those called gods, whether in heaven or on earth,
6yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom all things, and *we* for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and *we* by him.
(1 Cor. 8:5‑6)
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1 Cor. 10:20• 20But that what the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. Now I do not wish you to be in communion with demons. (1 Cor. 10:20)
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Col. 2:18• 18Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh, (Col. 2:18)
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Acts 17:18• 18But some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers attacked him. And some said, What would this chatterer say? and some, He seems to be an announcer of foreign demons, because he announced the glad tidings of Jesus and the resurrection to them. (Acts 17:18)
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Rev. 9:20• 20And the rest of men who were not killed with these plagues repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and the golden and silver and brazen and stone and wooden idols, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. (Rev. 9:20)
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Rev. 9•  (Rev. 9)
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 According to Christianity, the eternal God had not only created the world but had revealed Himself in Christ. These apostates, bringing in doctrines of demons, would seek to deny that it was this one and only God of nature who had manifested Himself in grace. (1 Timothy 4 by J.N. Darby)
 While the Assembly of God is still on earth, there will arise those who once made a profession of Christianity but who give up the great cardinal truths of the Christian faith concerning the Person of Christ. (Warnings Against Religious Flesh and Instruction in Piety by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But the Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons

W. Kelly Translation

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But the Spirit saith expressly that in latter times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons1,

WK Translation Notes

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^ giving: [It appears that in Wechelius’s edition of the Greek Testament, edited, as it is supposed, by Francis Junius, there is the following remarkable addition after the words "some shall depart from the faith," ἔσονται γάρ νεκροἶς λατρεύοντες, ώς καὶ ἐν Ἰσραήλ ασαβάσθησαν "for they shall worship the dead, as in Israel also they were reverenced;" referring, I suppose, to the worship paid by Israel in the wilderness to Baal-Peor, when, according to the language of the Psalmist, "they ate the sacrifices of the dead," or feasted on the sacrifices offered to the dead and canonized hero. My edition of the Greek Testament (Wetstein’s) has a note upon the subject, expressing a doubt as to the MS. on which this additional sentence is grounded. It appears, however, from Macknight’s note that the verse is quoted by Epiphanius with this addition; that Beza and Mann thought it a part of the original, but that Mede and Mill view it as a marginal annotation. Perhaps some of your learned readers who are versed in the Codices will say whether it has any claim to genuineness: at all events, Epiphanius’s quotation of the passage with this extra clause is curious, and may show that there were those among the Fathers who understood St. Paul as Mede does in his Apostacy of the Latter Times. Arthur Roberts.] (Christian Annotator 2:66)
It must, I presume, have escaped the memory of Mr. Roberts, as well as of the Editor, that we have already had our attention drawn to this gloss of Epiphanius, which has so strangely been adopted into the text of Wechelius’ Greek Testament (See Christian Annotator, 1:94). It can scarcely be doubted that the addition is unauthorized. I am not aware of a single MS., ancient or modern, which contains the words, nor of any version which supposes them. Origen, Hilary, Lucifer, etc. who confirm the readings of the best MSS. as regards the context, are here, I believe, quite silent. In short, I have never heard of any apparent reason for their insertion, save the alleged testimony of Epiphanius, which ought, on such a question, and in the face of a counter evidence, to have no weight. The version of Beza, which contains Tremellius’ Latin translation of the Syriac, edited by Francis Junius (folio, Hanoviaz, 1623), omits all notice of such a clause.
Allow me to take this opportunity of correcting a common misapprehension of this and the following verse, the sense of which is inaccurately rendered in the authorized Bible. Many who read it might suppose the Spirit of God meant, that those who depart from the faith, are the same class that speak lies in hypocrisy, etc. This is not the case. The former are the victims of the latter, who are energized by the seducing spirits of which the passage speaks. Thus, the real force is, that in the latter times some depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars having their own consciences seared, etc. (Christian Annotator 2:106)