1 Timothy 4:5-15 NIV

5 because it is consecrated by the word of God1 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 faith2 and of the good teaching that you have followed.3

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7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales;4 rather, train yourself to be godly.5

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8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,6 holding promise for both the present life7 and the life to come.8

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9 This is a trustworthy saying9 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,10 who is the Savior of all men,11 and especially of those who believe.

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11 Command and teach these things.12

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12 Don't let anyone look down on you13 because you are young, but set an example14 for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith15 and in purity.

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13 Until I come,16 devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture,17 to preaching and to teaching.

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14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message18 when the body of elders19 laid their hands on you.20

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15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.