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1 Timothy

Paul's Greeting to Timothy

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« 1 Timothy 1 »
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Paul's Greeting to Timothy
(2 Timothy 1:1-2)
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ,
[which is] our hope;
2Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Warning against False Teaching
3As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest
charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4Neither give heed to fables and endless
genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do]. 5Now
the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of]
faith unfeigned: 6From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7Desiring
to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully; 9Knowing this, that the law is not
made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for
unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10For
whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for
perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11According to
the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
God's Grace to Paul
12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting
me into the ministry; 13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I
obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief. 14And the grace of our Lord was
exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15This [is] a faithful saying, and
worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am
chief. 16Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all
longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever
and ever. Amen.
18This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on
thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19Holding faith, and a good conscience;
which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20Of whom is Hymenaeus
and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
« 1 Timothy 2 »
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A Call to Prayer
1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be
made for all men; 2For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and
peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God
our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6Who
gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7Whereunto I am ordained a preacher,
and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Instructions to Women
9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and
sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10But (which becometh women
professing godliness) with good works. 11Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12But I
suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13For Adam
was first formed, then Eve. 14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in
the transgression. 15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith
and charity and holiness with sobriety.
« 1 Timothy 3 »
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Qualifications for Overseers
1This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2A bishop
then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to
hospitality, apt to teach; 3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a
brawler, not covetous; 4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with
all gravity; 5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the
church of God?) 6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the
devil. 7Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach
and the snare of the devil.
Qualifications for Deacons
(Acts 6:1-7)
8Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy
of filthy lucre; 9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10And let these also first be
proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless. 11Even so [must their]
wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12Let the deacons be the husbands of
one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13For they that have used the office of a
deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in
Christ Jesus.
The Mystery of Godliness
14These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15But if I tarry long, that thou
mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the
living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified
in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into
« 1 Timothy 4 »
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Warnings against False Teachers
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving
heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their
conscience seared with a hot iron; 3Forbidding 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. 4For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with
thanksgiving: 5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
A Good Minister of Jesus Christ
(Leviticus 21:1-17)
6If 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. 7But
refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness. 8For 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. 9This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10For 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.
11These things command and teach. 12Let 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. 13Till I come, give
attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was
given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15Meditate upon these
things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16Take heed unto thyself,
and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them
that hear thee.
« 1 Timothy 5 »
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Guidelines for Reproof
1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren; 2The elder
women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
Honoring Widows
(Ruth 1:1-5)
3Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4But if any widow have children or nephews, let them
learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable
before God. 5Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in
supplications and prayers night and day. 6But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
7And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. 8But if any provide not for his own,
and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one
man, 10Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged
strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have
diligently followed every good work. 11But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun
to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; 12Having damnation, because they have cast off
their first faith. 13And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not
only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. 14I will therefore
that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the
adversary to speak reproachfully. 15For some are already turned aside after Satan. 16If any man or
woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that
it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
Honoring Elders
17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in
the word and doctrine. 18For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the
corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward. 19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but
before two or three witnesses. 20Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
A Charge to Timothy
21I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe
these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. 22Lay hands
suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
23Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
24Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some [men] they follow
after. 25Likewise also the good works [of some] are manifest beforehand; and they that are
otherwise cannot be hid.

« 1 Timothy 6 »
King James Bible
Instructions to Servants
(Ephesians 6:5-9)
1Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the
name of God and [his] doctrine be not blasphemed. 2And they that have believing masters, let
them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they
are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
Reject False Doctrines
3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4He is proud, knowing nothing,
but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil
surmisings, 5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing
that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Contentment in Godliness
6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is]
certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But
they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts,
which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which
while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with
many sorrows.
Fight the Good Fight
11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
patience, meekness. 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art
also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13I give thee charge in
the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate
witnessed a good confession; 14That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Which in his times he shall shew, [who is] the
blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to
whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
A Charge to the Rich
17Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain
riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18That they do good, that
they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19Laying up in store for
themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Final Guidance
20O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and
oppositions of science falsely so called: 21Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.
Grace [be] with thee. Amen.