Darby's English Translation

1st Timothy 3

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

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Chapter 4

1

 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 

2

 speaking lies in hypocrisy, cauterised as to their own conscience, 

3

 forbidding to marry, [bidding] to abstain from meats, which God has created for receiving with thanksgiving for them who are faithful and know the truth. 

4

 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving; 

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 for it is sanctified by God's word and freely addressing [him]. 

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 Laying these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which thou hast fully followed up. 

7

 But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety; 

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 for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come. 

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 The word [is] faithful and worthy of all acceptation; 

10

 for, for this we labour and suffer reproach, because we hope in a living God, who is preserver of all men, specially of those that believe. 

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 Enjoin and teach these things. 

12

 Let no one despise thy youth, but be a model of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 

13

 Till I come, give thyself to reading, to exhortation, to teaching. 

14

 Be not negligent of the gift [that is] in thee, which has been given to thee through prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the elderhood. 

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 Occupy thyself with these things; be wholly in them, that thy progress may be manifest to all. 

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 Give heed to thyself and to the teaching; continue in them; for, doing this, thou shalt save both thyself and those that hear thee. 

1st Timothy 5

 

 

 

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