1Let as manyservantsasareunder the yokecount their ownmastersworthy of allhonour,that the name of Godand his doctrinebenotblasphemed .
2And they that havebelievingmasters, let themnotdespise them, because they arebrethren;butrather do them service , because they arefaithfulaandbeloved,partakers of the benefit. These thingsteachandexhort .
If any man teach otherwise , andconsentnot to wholesomewords, even the words of ourLordJesusChrist,and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;4
He is proud ,bknowingnothing,butdotingaboutquestionsand strifes of words,whereofcomethenvy,strife,railings,evilsurmisings,5
Perverse disputings of men of corruptminds,anddestitute of the truth,supposing that gainisgodliness:fromsuch withdraw thyself .
6Butgodlinesswithcontentmentisgreatgain.7For we broughtnothinginto this world, and it is certainwecancarrynothingout .
8Andhavingfoodandraiment let us betherewithcontent .
9But they that will be richfallintotemptationand a snare,and into manyfoolishandhurtfullusts,whichdrownmenindestructionandperdition.10For the love of moneyis the root of allevil:which while some coveted after , they have erredcfrom the faith,andpiercedthemselvesthrough with manysorrows.11Butthou,Oman of God,flee these things;and follow afterrighteousness,godliness,faith,love,patience,meekness.12Fight the goodfight of faith, lay hold oneternallife,whereuntothouartalsocalled , and hast professed a goodprofessionbeforemanywitnesses.13
I givetheecharge in the sight of God,whoquickeneth all things,and before ChristJesus,whobeforePontiusPilatewitnessed a goodconfession;d14
That thoukeep this commandment without spot,unrebukeable,until the appearing of ourLordJesusChrist:15Which in histimes he shall shew , who is the blessedandonlyPotentate, the King of kings , andLord of lords ;
16Whoonlyhathimmortality,dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto;whom no man hath seen , norcansee : to whom be honourandpowereverlasting.Amen.17Charge them that are richinthisworld, that they benothighminded , nortrustinuncertaineriches,butin the livingGod,whogivethusrichly all thingstoenjoy;18
That they do good , that they be richingoodworks, ready to distribute , willing to communicate;19
Laying up in store for themselves a goodfoundationagainst the time to come , that they may lay hold oneternallife.20OTimothy,keep that which is committed to thy trust,avoidingprofane and vain babblings,andoppositions of sciencef falsely so called:21Whichsomeprofessing have erredconcerning the faith.Grace be withthee.Amen. [The firsttoTimothy was writtenfromLaodicea,whichis the chiefest city of PhrygiaPacatiana.]