1 Timothy Chapter 4 (Index)

Chapters: 1






001  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;

002  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

003  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.

004  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

005  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

006  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

007  But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

008  For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

009  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

010  For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

011  These things command and teach.

012  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

013  Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

014  Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

015  Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

016  Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.