1 Timothy 6

Instructions to Those Who Minister

1 a  All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so b  that the name of God and our doctrine will not be
Or blasphemed
spoken against.
2Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are d  brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who
Or devote themselves to kindness
partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. f  Teach and
Lit exhort, urge
preach these principles.

3If anyone h  advocates a different doctrine and does not
Lit come to; or come with
agree with j  sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine k  conforming to godliness,
4he is l  conceited and understands nothing; but he
Lit is sick about
has a morbid interest in n  controversial questions and o  disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
5and constant friction between p  men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who q  suppose that
Or religion
godliness is a means of gain.
6 s  But godliness actually is a means of t  great gain when accompanied by u  contentment. 7For v  we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. 8If we w  have food and covering, with these we shall be content. 9 x  But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and y  a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10For z  the love of money is a root of all
Lit the evils
sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have ab  wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

11But ac  flee from these things, you ad  man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, ae  faith, af  love,
Or steadfastness
perseverance and gentleness.
12 ah  Fight the good fight of ai  faith; aj  take hold of the eternal life ak  to which you were called, and you made the good al  confession in the presence of am  many witnesses. 13 an  I charge you in the presence of God, who
Or preserves alive
gives life to all things, and of ap  Christ Jesus, who testified the aq  good confession ar  before Pontius Pilate,
14that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the as  appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which He will
Lit show
bring about at au  the proper time— He who is av  the blessed and aw  only Sovereign ax  the King of
Lit those who reign as kings
kings and az  Lord of
Lit those who rule as lords
16 bb  who alone possesses immortality and bc  dwells in unapproachable light bd  whom no man has seen or can see. be  To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

17Instruct those who are rich in bf  this present world bg  not to be conceited or to bh  fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God bi  who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 18Instruct them to do good, to be rich in bj  good
Or deeds
works bl  to be generous and ready to share,
19 bm  storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may bn  take hold of that which is life indeed.

20O bo  Timothy, guard bp  what has been entrusted to you, avoiding bq  worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely calledknowledge”— 21which some have professed and thus br  gone astray
Lit concerning
from bt  the faith.

bu  Grace be with you.
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