The KJV of 1 Timothy 4:1-3, as I read it, seems to indicate that some people will depart from the faith because they are the ones consulting evil spirits, believing doctrines of devils, and that they are the ones who "speak lies in hypocrisy", and etc.
KJV1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
However, I was reading the same passage in the NRSV, and the indication there seems to suggest that the reason some would depart from the faith through seductive evil spirits and demonic doctrine is because other, hypocritical liars whose consciences are seared with a hot iron, would mislead them.
NRSV1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will renounce the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared with a hot iron. 3 They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
Robertson appears to agree with the second position above, as noted here:
"Through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies (en hupokrisei pseudologōn)."
Is there, then, a correct position to take on the matter, and if so, apart from Robertson, are there other sources (online if possible???) that explains why one reading over the other is preferred?