2 Timothy 4:3
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Berean Study Bible
For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.

Young's Literal Translation
for there shall be a season when the sound teaching they will not suffer, but according to their own desires to themselves they shall heap up teachers—itching in the hearing,

King James Bible
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;

γὰρ (gar)
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[the] time
καιρὸς (kairos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

will come
Ἔσται (Estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

ὅτε (hote)
Strong's 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

men will not tolerate
ἀνέξονται (anexontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 430: To endure, bear with, have patience with, suffer, admit, persist.

ὑγιαινούσης (hygiainousēs)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5198: From hugies; to have sound health, i.e. Be well; figuratively, to be uncorrupt.

διδασκαλίας (didaskalias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1319: Instruction, teaching. From didaskalos; instruction.

ἀλλὰ (alla)
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

with itching
κνηθόμενοι (knēthomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2833: To rub, tickle, scratch; pass: I itch. From a primary knao; to scratch, i.e. to tickle.

ἀκοήν (akoēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.

they will gather around
ἐπισωρεύσουσιν (episōreusousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2002: To heap up, obtain a multitude of. From epi and soreuo; to accumulate further, i.e. seek additionally.

ἑαυτοῖς (heautois)
Reflexive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

διδασκάλους (didaskalous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

to suit
κατὰ (kata)
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ἰδίας (idias)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

ἐπιθυμίας (epithymias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.


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