1 Timothy Chapter 4

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 4

1-5 Now the Spirit expressly says, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

6-11 If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and the good doctrine you have acquired. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather to godliness. For bodily exercise profits little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is and that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. Therefore we both labor and suffer reproach because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially those who believe. These things command and teach.

12-16 Let no man despise your youth, but you be an example to the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the presbytery's hands. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may appear to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this, you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

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