learning
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings,
2 Timothy 4:4
and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
Deuteronomy 29:4
but to this day the LORD has not given you a mind to understand, or eyes to see, or ears to hear.
Proverbs 14:6
A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Isaiah 30:10
who say to the seers, "See not"; and to the prophets, "Prophesy not to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions,
Isaiah 30:11
leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more of the Holy One of Israel."
Ezekiel 14:4-10
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Therefore speak to them, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Any man of the house of Israel who takes his idols into his heart and sets the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to the prophet, I the LORD will answer him myself because of the multitude of his idols,
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that I may lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel, who are all estranged from me through their idols.
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"Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Repent and turn away from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
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For any one of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, who separates himself from me, taking his idols into his heart and putting the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to a prophet to inquire for himself of me, I the LORD will answer him myself;
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and I will set my face against that man, I will make him a sign and a byword and cut him off from the midst of my people; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
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And if the prophet be deceived and speak a word, I, the LORD, have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
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And they shall bear their punishment--the punishment of the prophet and the punishment of the inquirer shall be alike--
Matthew 13:11
And he answered them, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
John 3:20
For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
John 3:21
But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.
John 5:44
Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope.
John 12:42
Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John 12:43
for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
1 Corinthians 3:1-4
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But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ.
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I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; and even yet you are not ready,
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for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?
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For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apol'los," are you not merely men?
Ephesians 4:14
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.
Hebrews 5:11
About this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
never
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
the knowledge
2 Timothy 2:25
correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth,