Darby's English Translation

1st Timothy 3

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

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Chapter 4

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  But the Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons  

 

 


2

 

  speaking lies in hypocrisy, cauterised as to their own conscience,  

 

 


3

 

  forbidding to marry, [bidding] to abstain from meats, which God has created for receiving with thanksgiving for them who are faithful and know the truth.  

 

 


4

 

  For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, being received with thanksgiving;  

 

 


5

 

  for it is sanctified by God's word and freely addressing [him].  

 

 


6

 

  Laying these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which thou hast fully followed up.  

 

 


7

 

  But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety;  

 

 


8

 

  for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.  

 

 


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  The word [is] faithful and worthy of all acceptation;  

 

 


10

 

  for, for this we labour and suffer reproach, because we hope in a living God, who is preserver of all men, specially of those that believe.  

 

 


11

 

  Enjoin and teach these things.  

 

 


12

 

  Let no one despise thy youth, but be a model of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  

 

 


13

 

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

 

 


14

 

  Be not negligent of the gift [that is] in thee, which has been given to thee through prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the elderhood.  

 

 


15

 

  Occupy thyself with these things; be wholly in them, that thy progress may be manifest to all.  

 

 


16

 

  Give heed to thyself and to the teaching; continue in them; for, doing this, thou shalt save both thyself and those that hear thee.  

 

 


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