1 Timothy Chapter 6

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 6

1-2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine not be blasphemed. And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. Teach and exhort these things.

3-5 If any man teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, whereby comes envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions, perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that godliness is a means of gain, from such withdraw yourself.

6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and we can certainly carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, let us be content. But those who are rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which some coveted after and have strayed from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11-16 But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you are also called, and have professed a good confession before many witnesses. I give you charge in the sight of God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in his own time he will manifest, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach, whom no man has seen, nor can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

17-19 Command those rich in this world to not be highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they become rich in good works, ready to share, willing to give, laying up for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20-21 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called science, which some professing have strayed concerning the faith. Grace, be with you. Amen.

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