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1 Timothy 4 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Spirit expressly states that in the acharit-hayamim some people will apostatize from the faith by paying attention to deceiving spirits and things taught by 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 Such teachings come from the hypocrisy of liars whose own consciences have been burned, as if with a red-hot branding iron. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods which God created to be eaten with thanksgiving by those who have come to trust and 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 For everything created by God is good, and nothing received with thanksgiving needs to be rejected, 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 because the word of God and prayer make it holy. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you present all this to the brothers, you will be serving the Messiah Yeshua well; it will show that you have digested the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have 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 refuse godless bubbe-meises, and exercise yourself in godliness. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 For although physical exercise does have some value, godliness is valuable for everything, since it holds promise both for the present life and for 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 Here is a statement you can trust, one that fully deserves to be accepted 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 (indeed, it is for this that we toil and strive): we have our hope set on a living God who is the deliverer of all humanity, especially of those who trust. 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 and teach them. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Don't let anyone look down on you because of your youth; on the contrary, set the believers an example in your speech, behavior, love, trust and purity. 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 come, pay attention to the public reading of the Scriptures. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Do not neglect your gift, which you were given through a prophecy when the body of elders gave you s'mikhah. 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 Be diligent about this work, throw yourself into it, so that your progress may be clear to everyone. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Pay attention to yourself and to the teaching, continue in it, for by so doing you will deliver both 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.