1 Timothy 4 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

1 Timothy 4


1 Timothy 4:1

But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

1 Timothy 4:2

through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;

1 Timothy 4:3

forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the truth.

1 Timothy 4:4

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

1 Timothy 4:5

for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

1 Timothy 4:6

If thou put the brethren in mind of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast followed [until now]:

1 Timothy 4:7

but refuse profane and old wives’ fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:

1 Timothy 4:8

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

1 Timothy 4:9

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation.

1 Timothy 4:10

For to this end we labor and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of them that believe.

1 Timothy 4:11

These things command and teach.

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:13

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

1 Timothy 4:14

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

1 Timothy 4:15

Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest unto all.

1 Timothy 4:16

Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching. Continue in these things; for in doing this thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee.

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