1 Timothy 4:1-9 ESV

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,

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2 through the insincerity of 4liars whose consciences are seared,

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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.

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      4 For 9everything created by God is good, and 10nothing is to be rejected if it is 11received with thanksgiving,

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          5 for it is made holy 12by the word of God and prayer.

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          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.

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            • m 4:6 - Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church
              7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, 15silly myths. Rather 16train yourself for godliness;

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              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.

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              9 The saying is 20trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance.

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