3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
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5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
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6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters,a you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
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    • h 4:6 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
      7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
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      8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
      9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.
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      10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
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      11 Command and teach these things.
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      12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
      13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.