1 Timothy 4


Confronting False Doctrine

But the spirit expressly says, that in later times some shall leave of the belief, taking heed to spirits of delusion and instructions of demons; in hypocrisy of speaking lies, [3being seared 1their own 2conscience], restraining to marry, to be at a distance from foods which God created for participation with thankfulness to the ones trustworthy and recognizing the truth. For every creation of God is good, and nothing to be spurned, with thankfulness being received. For it is sanctified through the word of God, and intercession. In placing these things before the brethren, you will be a good servant of Jesus Christ, being trained up in the words of the belief, and the good instruction which you have followed closely. But the profane and old wives fables refuse! But exercise yourself to piety! For the bodily exercise for a little is beneficial, but piety [2for 3all things 1is beneficial], [2promise 1having] of life -- of the present, and of the one being about to be.

The Christian Model

Trustworthy is the word, and [2of all 3acceptance 1worthy]. 10 [2in this 1for] also we tire in labor, and are berated, because we have hope upon a living God, who is deliverer of all men, especially ones believing. 11 Exhort these things and teach! 12 [2no one 4your 5youth 1Let 3disdain]! but [2a model 1become] for the ones believing -- in word, in behavior, in love, in spirit, in belief, in purity. 13 Until I come take heed to the reading, to the consolation, to the instruction! 14 Do not neglect the [2in 3you 1favor]! which was given to you through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the council of elders. 15 These things meditate upon! [2in 3these things 1Be], that your progression should be apparent to all! 16 Give heed to yourself, and to the instruction! Remain in them! For this doing both yourself you shall deliver and the ones hearing you.
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