1 Timothy
Chapter 1

1. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God

our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope;

2 unto Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the

Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 As I exhorted thee to tarry at Ephesus, when I was going into

Macedonia, that thou mightest charge certain men not to teach a different


4 neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister

questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith; [so do I


5. But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good

conscience and faith unfeigned:

6 from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain


7 desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what

they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm.

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

9 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the

lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and

profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10 for fornicators, for abusers of themselves with men, for menstealers,

for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other thing contrary to

the sound doctrine;

11 according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which was

committed to my trust.

12. I thank him that enabled me, [even] Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he

counted me faithful, appointing me to [his] service;

13 though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:

howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

14 and the grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love

which is in Christ Jesus.

15 Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ

Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:

16 howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might

Jesus Christ show forth all his longsuffering, for an ensample of them that

should thereafter believe on him unto eternal life.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, [be]

honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

18. This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the

prophecies which led the way to thee, that by them thou mayest war the good


19 holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from

them made shipwreck concerning the faith:

20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered unto Satan, that

they might be taught not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy
Chapter 2

1. I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers,

intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men;

2 for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil

and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.

3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4 who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the


5 For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, [himself]

man, Christ Jesus,

6 who gave himself a ransom for all; the testimony [to be borne] in its

own times;

7 whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth,

I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8 I desire therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up holy

hands, without wrath and disputing.

9. In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with

shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or

costly raiment;

10 but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works.

11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.

12 But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man,

but to be in quietness.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve;

14 and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen

into transgression:

15 but she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in

faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.

1 Timothy
Chapter 3

1. Faithful is the saying, If a man seeketh the office of a bishop, he

desireth a good work.

2 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife,

temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money;

4 one that ruleth well his own house, having [his] children in subjection

with all gravity;

5 (but if a man knoweth not how to rule his own house, how shall he take

care of the church of God?)

6 not a novice, lest being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the


7 Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest

he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8. Deacons in like manner [must be] grave, not double-tongued, not given

to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, if

they be blameless.

11 Women in like manner [must be] grave, not slanderers, temperate,

faithful in all things.

12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling [their] children and their

own houses well.

13 For they that have served well as deacons gain to themselves a good

standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

14. These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly;

15 but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how men ought to behave

themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the

pillar and ground of the truth.

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was

manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached

among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

1 Timothy
Chapter 4

1. But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall

away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of


2 through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own

conscience as with a hot iron;

3 forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God

created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the


4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it

be received with thanksgiving:

5 for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

6. If thou put the brethren in mind of these things, thou shalt be a good

minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the

good doctrine which thou hast followed [until now]:

7 but refuse profane and old wives' fables. And exercise thyself unto


8 for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is

profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of

that which is to come.

9 Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation.

10 For to this end we labor and strive, because we have our hope set on

the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of them that


11 These things command and teach.

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample to them that

believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.

13 Till I come, give heed to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.

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.

15 Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy

progress may be manifest unto all.

16 Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching. Continue in these things;

for in doing this thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee.

1 Timothy
Chapter 5

1. Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as


2 the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

3. Honor widows that are widows indeed.

4 But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first

to show piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for

this is acceptable in the sight of God.

5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, hath her hope set on God,

and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

6 But she that giveth herself to pleasure is dead while she liveth.

7 These things also command, that they may be without reproach.

8 But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household,

he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

9 Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, [having

been] the wife of one man,

10 well reported of for good works; if she hath brought up children, if

she hath used hospitality to strangers, if she hath washed the saints'

feet, if she hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed

every good work.

11 But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against

Christ, they desire to marry;

12 having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.

13 And withal they learn also [to be] idle, going about from house to

house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things

which they ought not.

14 I desire therefore that the younger [widows] marry, bear children,

rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling:

15 for already some are turned aside after Satan.

16 If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let

not the church be burdened; that it mat relieve them that are widows


17. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor,

especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth

out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire.

19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at [the mouth of]

two or three witnesses.

20 Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be

in fear.

21 I charge [thee] in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect

angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by


22 Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins:

keep thyself pure.

23 Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy

stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

24 Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men

also they follow after.

25 In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as

are otherwise cannot be hid.

1 Timothy
Chapter 6

1. Let as many as are servants under the yoke count their own masters

worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine be not


2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them,

because they are brethren; but let them serve them the rather, because they

that partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. These things teach

and exhort.

3 If any man teacheth a different doctrine, and consenteth not to sound

words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which

is according to godliness;

4 he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but doting about questionings and

disputes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing

that godliness is a way of gain.

6. But godliness with contentment is great gain:

7 for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry

anything out;

8 but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.

9 But they that are minded to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare

and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and


10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some

reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced

themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after

righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

12 Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal,

whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good confession in the

sight of many witnesses.

13. I charge thee in the sight of God, who giveth life to all things, and

of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession;

14 that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until

the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15 which in its own times he shall show, who is the blessed and only

Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16 who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no

man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honor and power eternal. Amen.

17 Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not

highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on

God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

18 that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready

to distribute, willing to communicate;

19 laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time

to come, that they may lay hold on the life which is [life] indeed.

20 O Timothy, guard that which is committed unto [thee], turning away

from the profane babblings and oppositions of the knowledge which is

falsely so called;

21 which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with


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