1 Timothy 4 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But the Spirit says clearly that in later times some will be turned away from the faith, giving their minds to spirits of deceit, and the teachings of evil spirits, 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 Through the false ways of men whose words are untrue, whose hearts are burned as with a heated iron; 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 Who keep men from being married and from taking food which God made to be taken with praise by those who have faith and true knowledge. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 Because everything which God has made is good, and nothing is evil, if it is taken with praise: 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 For it is made holy by the word of God and by prayer. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you keep these things before the minds of the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, trained in the words of the faith and of the right teaching which has been your guide: 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 faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
7 But have nothing to do with unclean and foolish stories. Give yourself training in religion: 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 For the training of the body is of profit for a little, but religion is of profit in every way, giving hope for the life which now is, and for that which is to come. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
9 This is a true saying, in which all may put their faith. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 And this is the purpose of all our work and our fighting, because our hope is in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, and specially of those who have faith. 10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
11 Let these be your orders and your teaching. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Let no one make little of you because you are young, but be an example to the church in word, in behaviour, in love, in faith, in holy living. 12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
13 Till I come, give attention to the reading of the holy Writings, to comforting the saints, and to teaching. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Make use of that grace in you, which was given to you by the word of the prophets, when the rulers of the church put their hands on you. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15 Have a care for these things; give yourself to them with all your heart, so that all may see how you go forward. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Give attention to yourself and your teaching. Go on in these things; for in doing so you will get salvation for yourself and for those who give hearing to you. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.