1 Timothy 4:4-14 NIV

4 For everything God created is good,1 and nothing is to be rejected2 if it is received with thanksgiving,

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5 because it is consecrated by the word of God3 and prayer.

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6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith4 and of the good teaching that you have followed.5

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7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales;6 rather, train yourself to be godly.7

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8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,8 holding promise for both the present life9 and the life to come.10

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9 This is a trustworthy saying11 that deserves full acceptance

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10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God,12 who is the Savior of all men,13 and especially of those who believe.

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11 Command and teach these things.14

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12 Don't let anyone look down on you15 because you are young, but set an example16 for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith17 and in purity.

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13 Until I come,18 devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture,19 to preaching and to teaching.

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14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message20 when the body of elders21 laid their hands on you.22

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