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1 Timothy 4 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Spirit clearly says that in latter times some people will turn away from the faith. They will pay attention to spirits that deceive and to the teaching of demons. 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 They will be controlled by the pretense of lying, and their own consciences will be seared. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They will prohibit marriage and eating foods that God created—and he intended them to be accepted with thanksgiving by those who are faithful and have come to know the truth. 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 Everything that has been created by God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 These things are made holy by God's word and prayer. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the believers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus who has been trained by the words of faith and the good teaching that you've carefully followed. 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 stay away from the godless myths that are passed down from the older women. Train yourself for a holy life! 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life 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 saying is reliable and deserves complete acceptance. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 We work and struggle for this: "Our hope is set on the living God, who is the savior of all people, especially those who believe." 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 Command these things. Teach them. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Instead, set an example for the believers through your speech, behavior, love, faith, and by being sexually pure. 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 Until I arrive, pay attention to public reading, preaching, and teaching. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Don't neglect the spiritual gift in you that was given through prophecy when the elders laid 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 Practice these things, and live by them so that your progress will be visible to all. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Focus on working on your own development and on what you teach. If you do this, you will save yourself and those who hear you. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.