Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.
and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
Even from among your own selves men will come to the front who, by saying perverse (distorted and corrupt) things, will endeavor to draw away the disciples after them [to their own party].
And from among yourselves there shall arise men mouthing things which have been distorted and corrupted for the purpose of drawing away the disciples after themselves.
Yes, and even from among you men will arise speaking perversions of the truth, trying to draw away the disciples and make them followers of themselves.
Even from your own number men will appear who will try, by speaking perversions of truth, to draw away the disciples after them.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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