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1 Timothy 4:1-9 (English Standard Version)

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Some Will Depart from the Faith

1 Now 1the Spirit expressly says that 2in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to 3deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the insincerity of 4liars whose consciences are seared, 3 5who forbid marriage and 6require abstinence from foods 7that God created 8to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For 9everything created by God is good, and 10nothing is to be rejected if it is 11received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is made holy 12by the word of God and prayer.

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

6 13If you put these things before the brothers,a you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have 14followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, 15silly myths. Rather 16train yourself for godliness; 8 for while 17bodily training is of some value, godliness 18is of value in every way, as 19it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is 20trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance.
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