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I Timothy

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ to Timothy   Paul refers to Timothy as his son   Warnings against false teachers and false doctrines   A pure heart, good conscience, and sincere faith   Wanta be teachers   The Law, if used wisely, is good   Types of people, the law is for   Paul tells of his own ignorance, and what type of man he was, before obtaining mercy   Jesus came into the world to save sinners   Paul as a role model   Concerning blasphemers, Paul instructs us what to do   The who, what, when, where, and why, of prayer   Concerning women   The qualifications of bishops, deacons, deaconess, and their spouse   The mystery of Godliness   Departing from the faith in the latter days   Having their conscience seared with a hot iron   Refuse, (avoid or reject), profane and old wives fables   If you trust in the Living God, you'll suffer reproach   Let no man despise, (think against), your youth   Be an example   Give attendance to reading   Neglect not the gift God has given you   Pay attention to doctrine   How we're to treat people   One that provides not for his own   How we're to treat elders that rule well   A laborer is worthy of his hire   The need for two or more witnesses   Show no partiality   Use a little wine for thy stomach's sake   Some sins are obvious, others show up later. Its the same with goods works   Treatment of masters, both believing and unbelieving   Paul's description of those who teach words other than those of Jesus Christ   Godliness with contentment   The love of money is the root of all evil   Fight the good fight of faith   Till the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ   Avoid vain babblings of those who try to pass off theory as knowledge

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ to Timothy

1 Tim 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Paul refers to Timothy as his son

1 Tim 1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

Warnings against false teachers and false doctrines

1 Tim 1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1 Tim 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

A pure heart, good conscience, and sincere faith

1 Tim 1:5 Now the end[1] of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1 "END": 5056. telos, tel'-os; from a prim. tello (to set out for a definite point or goal); prop. the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by impl.) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [lit., fig. or indef.], result [immed., ultimate or prophetic], purpose); spec. an impost or levy (as paid):--+ continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Comp. G5411.

1 Tim 1:6 From which some having swerved[1] have turned aside unto vain jangling[2];

1 "SWERVED": 795. astocheo, as-tokh-eh'-o; from a comp. of G1 (as a neg. particle) and stoichos (an aim); to miss the mark, i.e. (fig.) deviate from truth:--err, swerve.

2 "JANGLING": 3150. mataiologia, mat-ah-yol-og-ee'-ah; from G3151; random talk, i.e. babble:--vain jangling.

Wanta be teachers

1 Tim 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm[1].

1 "AFFIRM": 1226. diabebaioomai, dee-ab-eb-ahee-o'-om-ahee; mid. of a comp. of G1223 and G950; to confirm thoroughly (by words), i.e. asseverate:--affirm constantly.

The Law, if used wisely, is good

1 Tim 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Types of people, the law is for

1 Tim 1:9 Knowing 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,

1 Tim 1:10 For 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;

1 Tim 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

Paul tells of his own ignorance, and what
type of man he was, before obtaining mercy

1 Tim 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

1 Tim 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

1 Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

1 Tim 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Jesus came into the world to save sinners

1 Tim 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Paul as a role model

1 Tim 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering[1], for a pattern[2] to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting[3].

1 "LONGSUFFERING": 3115. makrothumia, mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah; from the same as G3116; longanimity, i.e. (obj.) forbearance or (subj.) fortitude:--longsuffering, patience.

2 "PATTERN": 5296. hupotuposis, hoop-ot-oop'-o-sis; from a comp. of G5259 and a der. of G5179; typification under (after), i.e. (concr.) a sketch (fig.) for imitation:--form, pattern.

5179. tupos, too'-pos; from G5180; a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. a statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler ("type"), i.e. a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning):--en- (ex-) ample, fashion, figure, form, manner, pattern, print.

3 "EVERLASTING": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

1 Tim 1:17 Now unto the King eternal[1], immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever[2] and ever. Amen.

1 "ETERNAL": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

2 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

1 Tim 1:18 This 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;

Concerning blasphemers, Paul instructs us what to do

1 Tim 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1 Tim 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

The who, what, when, where, and why, of prayer

1 Tim 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

1 Tim 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Tim 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

1 Tim 2:4 Who will[1] have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

1 "WILL": 2309. thelo, thel'-o; or ethelo, eth-el'-o; in certain tenses theleo, thel-eh'-o; and etheleo, eth-el-eh'-o, which are otherwise obsol.; appar. strengthened from the alt. form of G138; to determine (as an act. option from subj. impulse; whereas G1014 prop. denotes rather a pass. acquiescence in obj. considerations), i.e. choose or prefer (lit. or fig.); by impl. to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adv. gladly); impers. for the fut. tense, to be about to; by Heb. to delight in:--desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, -ling [ly]).

1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 Tim 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 Tim 2:7 Whereunto 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 verity.

1 Tim 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Concerning women

1 Tim 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn[1] themselves in modest[2] apparel, with shamefacedness[3] and sobriety[4]; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly[5] array;

1 "ADORN": 2885. kosmeo, kos-meh'-o; from G2889; to put in proper order, i.e. decorate (lit. or fig.); spec. to snuff (a wick):--adorn, garnish, trim.

2 "MODEST": 2887. kosmios, kos'-mee-os; from G2889 (in its prim. sense); orderly, i.e. decorous:--of good behaviour, modest.

3 "SHAMEFACEDNESS": 127. aidos, ahee-doce'; perh. form G1 (as a neg. particle) and G1492 (through the idea of downcast eyes); bashfulness, i.e. (towards men), modesty or (towards God) awe:--reverence, shamefacedness.

4 "SOBRIETY": 4997. sophrosune, so-fros-oo'-nay; from G4998; soundness of mind, i.e. (lit.) sanity or (fig.) self-control:--soberness, sobriety.

5 "COSTLY": 4185. poluteles, pol-oo-tel-ace'; from G4183 and G5056; extremely expensive:--costly, very precious, of great price.

1 Tim 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

1 Tim 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence[1] with all subjection.

1 "SILENCE": 2271. hesuchia, hay-soo-khee'-ah; fem. of G2272; (as noun) stillness, i.e. desistance from bustle or language:--quietness, silence.

1 Tim 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach[1], nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1 "TEACH": 1321. didasko, did-as'-ko; a prol. (caus.) form of a prim. verb dao (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application):--teach.

Close to the end it will be quite different.

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Joel 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

1 Tim 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Tim 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1 Tim 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

The qualifications of bishops,
deacons, deaconess, and their spouse

1 Tim 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop[1], he desireth a good work.

1 "BISHOP": 1984. episkope, ep-is-kop-ay'; from G1980; inspection (for relief); by impl. superintendence; spec. the Chr. "episcopate":--the office of a "bishop", bishoprick, visitation.

1 Tim 3:2 A bishop[1] then must be blameless, the husband of one[2] wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 "BISHOP": 1985. episkopos, ep-is'-kop-os; from G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983); a superintendent, i.e. Chr. officer in gen. charge of a (or the) church (lit. or fig.):--bishop, overseer.

2 "ONE": 3391. mia, mee'-ah; irreg. fem. of G1520; one or first:--a (certain), + agree, first, one, X other.

1520. heis, hice; (includ. the neut. [etc.] hen); a prim. numeral; one:--a (-n, -ny, certain), + abundantly, man, one (another), only, other, some. See also G1527, G3367, G3391, G3762.

1 Tim 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker[1], not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 "STRIKER": 4131. plektes, plake'-tace; from G4141; a smiter, i.e. pugnacious (quarrelsome):--striker.

1 Tim 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

1 Tim 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Tim 3:6 Not a novice[1], lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

1 "NOVICE": 3504. neophutos, neh-of'-oo-tos; from G3501 and a der. of G5453; newly planted, i.e. (fig.) a young convert ("neophyte"):--novice.

1 Tim 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Tim 3:8 Likewise must the deacons[1] be grave[2], not doubletongued[3], not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

1 "DEACONS": 1249. diakonos, dee-ak'-on-os; prob. from an obs. diako (to run on errands; comp. G1377); an attendant, i.e. (gen.) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); spec. a Chr. teacher and pastor (techn. a deacon or deaconess):--deacon, minister, servant.

2 "GRAVE": 4586. semnos, sem-nos'; from G4576; venerable, i.e. honorable:--grave, honest.

3 "DOUBLETONGUED": 1351. dilogos, dil'-og-os; from G1364 and G3056; equivocal, i.e. telling a different story:--double-tongued.

1 Tim 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1 Tim 3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon[1], being found blameless.

1 "DEACON": 1247. diakoneo, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend or [fig.] teacher); techn. to act as a Chr. deacon:--(ad-) minister (unto), serve, use the office of a deacon.

1249. diakonos, dee-ak'-on-os; prob. from an obs. diako (to run on errands; comp. G1377); an attendant, i.e. (gen.) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); spec. a Chr. teacher and pastor (techn. a deacon or deaconess):--deacon, minister, servant.

1 Tim 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

1 Tim 3:12 Let the deacons[1] be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

1 "DEACONS": 1249. diakonos, dee-ak'-on-os; prob. from an obs. diako (to run on errands; comp. G1377); an attendant, i.e. (gen.) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); spec. a Chr. teacher and pastor (techn. a deacon or deaconess):--deacon, minister, servant.

1 Tim 3:13 For 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.

1 Tim 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

1 Tim 3:15 But 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.

The mystery of Godliness

1 Tim 3:16 And 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 glory.

Departing from the faith in the latter days

1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Having their conscience seared with a hot iron

1 Tim 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared[1] with a hot iron;

1 "SEARED": 2743. kauteriazo, kow-tay-ree-ad'-zo; from a der. of G2545; to brand ("cauterize"), i.e. (by impl.) to render unsensitive (fig.):--sear with a hot iron.

Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

1 Tim 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received[1] with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 "RECEIVED": 3336. metalepsis, met-al'-ape-sis; from G3335; participation:--taking.

3335. metalambano, met-al-am-ban'-o; from G3326 and G2983; to participate; gen. to accept (and use):--eat, have, be partaker, receive, take.

1 Tim 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

1 Tim 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

1 Tim 4:6 If 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.

Refuse, (avoid or reject), profane and old wives fables

1 Tim 4:7 But refuse[1] profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

1 "REFUSE": 3868. paraiteomai, par-ahee-teh'-om-ahee; from G3844 and the mid. of G154; to beg off, i.e. deprecate, decline, shun:--avoid, (make) excuse, intreat, refuse, reject.

1 Tim 4:8 For 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.

1 Tim 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

If you trust in the Living God, you'll suffer reproach

1 Tim 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach[1], because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

1 "REPROACH": 3679. oneidizo, on-i-did'-zo; from G3681; to defame, i.e. rail at, chide, taunt:--cast in teeth, (suffer) reproach, revile, upbraid.

3681. oneidos, on'-i-dos; prob. akin to the base of G3686; notoriety, i.e. a taunt (disgrace):--reproach.

1 Tim 4:11 These things command and teach.

Let no man despise, (think against), your youth
Be an example

1 Tim 4:12 Let no man despise[1] thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 "DESPISE": 2706. kataphroneo, kat-af-ron-eh'-o; from G2596 and G5426; to think against, i.e. disesteem:--despise.

Give attendance to reading

1 Tim 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

Jesus stated seven times, "Have ye not read?"

2 Tim 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Neglect not the gift God has given you

1 Tim 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 Tim 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

Pay attention to doctrine

1 Tim 4:16 Take heed[1] unto thyself, and unto the doctrine[2]; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

1 "HEED": 1907. epecho, ep-ekh'-o; from G1909 and G2192; to hold upon, i.e. (by impl.) to retain; (by extens.) to detain; (with impl. of G3563) to pay attention to:--give (take) heed unto, hold forth, mark, stay.

2 "DOCTRINE": 1319. didaskalia, did-as-kal-ee'-ah; from G1320; instruction (the function or the information):--doctrine, learning, teaching.

Jesus stated seven times, "Have ye not read?"

How we're to treat people

1 Tim 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

1 Tim 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

1 Tim 5:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.

1 Tim 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety[1] at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

1 "PIETY": 2151. eusebeo, yoo-seb-eh'-o; from G2152; to be pious; i.e. (towards God) to worship, or (towards parents) to respect (support):--show piety, worship.

1 Tim 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

1 Tim 5:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

1 Tim 5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

One that provides not for his own

1 Tim 5:8 But if any provide[1] not for his own, and specially for those of his own house[2], he hath denied the faith[3], and is worse than an infidel[4].

1 "PROVIDE": 4306. pronoeo, pron-o-eh'-o; from G4253 and G3539; to consider in advance, i.e. look out for beforehand (act. by way of maintenance for others; mid. by way of circumspection for oneself):--provide (for).

2 "HOUSE": 3609. oikeios, oy-ki'-os; from G3624; domestic, i.e. (as noun), a relative, adherent:--(those) of the (his own) house (-hold).

3 "FAITH": 4102. pistis, pis'-tis; from G3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; mor. conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), espec. reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstr. constancy in such profession; by extens. the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:--assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

4 "INFIDEL": 571. apistos, ap'-is-tos; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and G4103; (act.) disbelieving, i.e. without Chr. faith (spec. a heathen); (pass.) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing):--that believeth not, faithless, incredible thing, infidel, unbeliever (-ing).

1 Tim 5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

1 Tim 5:10 Well 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.

1 Tim 5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

1 Tim 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

1 Tim 5:13 And 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.

1 Tim 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

1 Tim 5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

1 Tim 5:16 If 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.

How we're to treat elders that rule well

1 Tim 5:17 Let the elders[1] that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine[2].

1 "ELDERS": 4245. presbuteros, pres-boo'-ter-os; compar. of presbus (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; spec. an Isr. Sanhedrist (also fig. member of the celestial council) or Chr. "presbyter":--elder (-est), old.

2 "DOCTRINE": 1319. didaskalia, did-as-kal-ee'-ah; from G1320; instruction (the function or the information):--doctrine, learning, teaching.

A laborer is worthy of his hire

1 Tim 5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

Deu 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

The need for two or more witnesses

1 Tim 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

1 Tim 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

Show no partiality

1 Tim 5:21 I 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.

1 Tim 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Use a little wine for thy stomach's sake

1 Tim 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

Some sins are obvious, others show
up later. It's the same with goods works

1 Tim 5:24 Some men's sins are open[1] beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

1 "OPEN": 4271. prodelos, prod'-ay-los; from G4253 and G1212; plain before all men, i.e. obvious:--evident, manifest (open) beforehand.

Num 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Psa 37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

Psa 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

1 Tim 5:25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

Psa 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Mat 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Mat 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Treatment of masters, both believing and unbelieving

1 Tim 6:1 Let 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.

1 Tim 6:2 And 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.

Paul's description of those who teach
words other than those of Jesus Christ

1 Tim 6:3 If 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;

1 Tim 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting[1] about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

1 "DOTING": 3552. noseo, nos-eh'-o; from G3554; to be sick, i.e. (by impl. of a diseased appetite) to hanker after (fig. to harp upon):--dote.

1 Tim 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Godliness with contentment

1 Tim 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 Tim 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

1 Tim 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1 Tim 6:9 But 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.

Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

The love of money is the root of all evil

1 Tim 6:10 For 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.

Eccl 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

1 Tim 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Fight the good fight of faith

1 Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal[1] life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

1 Tim 6:13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

Till the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Tim 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Tim 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate[1], the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

1 "POTENTATE": 1413. dunastes, doo-nas'-tace; from G1410; a ruler or officer:--of great authority, mighty, potentate.

1 Tim 6:16 Who 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[1]. Amen.

1 "EVERLASTING": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

1 Tim 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world[1], that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

1 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

1 Tim 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

1 Tim 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal[1] life.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Avoid vain babblings of those who
try to pass off theory as knowledge

1 Tim 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions[1] of science[2] falsely so called:

1 "OPPOSITIONS": 477. antithesis, an-tith'-es-is; from a comp. of G473 and G5087; opposition, i.e. a conflict (of theories):--opposition.

2 "SCIENCE": 1108. gnosis, gno'-sis; from G1097; knowing (the act), i.e. (by impl.) knowledge:--knowledge, science.

Avoid vain babblings of those who try to pass off theory as knowledge.

1 Tim 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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