1 Timothy 4
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;
2Speaking lies in
hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe
and know the truth.
4For every creature of
God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6If 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.
7But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8For 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.
9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living
God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
11These things command and teach.
no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith,
13Till I come, give attendance
to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may
appear to all.
16Take heed unto thyself, and
unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.