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1 Timothy 4:7-16 (New International Version)

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7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales;1 rather, train yourself to be godly.2 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,3 holding promise for both the present life4 and the life to come.5 9 This is a trustworthy saying6 that deserves full acceptance 10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God,7 who is the Savior of all men,8 and especially of those who believe. 11 Command and teach these things.9 12 Don't let anyone look down on you10 because you are young, but set an example11 for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith12 and in purity. 13 Until I come,13 devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture,14 to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message15 when the body of elders16 laid their hands on you.17 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save18 both yourself and your hearers.
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