1 Timothy 6

1 As many as are bondservants under the yoke, let them deem their own masters worthy of all honor, in order that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed. 2 But those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren, but rather let them serve* them, because they are believing and beloved who are being helped by your good* work. Teach and encourage these things.
3 If anyone is teaching a different teaching and is not coming near to sound* words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the teaching which is according to godliness*; 4 he has been puffed up, knowing nothing, but being mentally diseased concerning debates and quarrels over words, out of which become: envy, strife, blasphemies, evil suspicions, 5 incessant wranglings of men who have been corrupted in the mind and who have been deprived of the truth, supposing that godliness* is a method to earnings. Withdraw yourself from such. 6 But godliness* with contentment is a great method to earnings; 7 for* we brought nothing into the world, nor is it evident that we are able to carry anything out; {Job 1:21} 8 but we will be content with these things, having nourishment and clothes. 9 But those who are planning to be rich are falling into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, which are submerging men into utter-destruction and everlasting destruction. 10 For* the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils; of which some aspiring to, were misled from the faith and they themselves are staked-through by many sorrows.
11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue: righteousness, godliness*, faith, love*, endurance, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith, grab the everlasting life, to which you were called and professed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses. 13 I am commanding you in God's sight, who gives-life to all things and of Christ Jesus, who in front of Pontius Pilate testified the good confession; 14 that you keep the commandment, unstained, unimpeachable, till the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Which in its own times, he will show, the Blessed* and only Sovereign, the King of those who are reigning, and a Lord of those who have lordship over others; 16 he who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no one from mankind has seen, nor is able to see: to whom is honor and everlasting dominion. Amen. 17 Command the rich in this current age, not to be cavalier, nor to have hope on the uncertainty of riches, but have hope in the living God, who is richly providing to us all things toward enjoyment; 18 also command them to work what is good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in giving, generous, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation toward the future, in order that they may grab the everlasting life. 20 O Timothy, guard the deposit consigned to you, turning away from the profane empty-talks and oppositions of the falsely named knowledge; 21 which some professing have deviated concerning the faith.
Grace is with you. Amen. {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}

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