1 Let as many aservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, bthat the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, cbecause they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
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;
4 He is proud, dknowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of emen of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, fsupposing that gain is godliness: gfrom such withdraw thyself.
6 But hgodliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For iwe brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And jhaving food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But kthey that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 lFor 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.
11 But thou, mO man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 pFight the good fight of faith, olay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, nand hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, qwho quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, rwho before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, suntil the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is uthe blessed and only Potentate, tthe King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who yonly hath immortality, dwelling in xthe light which no man can approach unto; wwhom no man hath seen, nor can see: vto whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, znor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, 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 eternal life. 20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. (The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.)
|b||2 Sam 12:14|
|4||d||1 Cor 8:2|
|5||e||2 Tim 3:8|
|14||s||1 The 3:13|
|u||1 Tim 1:11|
|x||2 Chr 5:14|