1 Timothy 4 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the Holy Spirit clearly says that in the later times some people will stop believing the faith. They will follow spirits that lie and teachings 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 Such teachings come from the false words of liars whose consciences are destroyed as if by a hot iron. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They forbid people to marry and tell them not to eat certain foods which God created to be eaten with thanks by people who believe and 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 God made is good, and nothing should be refused if it is accepted with thanks, 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 because it is made holy by what God has said and by prayer. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 By telling these things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus. You will be made strong by the words of the faith and the good teaching which you have been following. 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 do not follow foolish stories that disagree with God's truth, but train yourself to serve God. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 Training your body helps you in some ways, but serving God helps you in every way by bringing you blessings in this life and in the future life, too. 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 What I say is true, and you should fully accept it. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 This is why we work and struggle: We hope in the living God who is the Savior of all people, especially of 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 and teach these things. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions, your love, your faith, and your pure life. 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, continue to read the Scriptures to the people, strengthen them, and teach them. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Use the gift you have, which was given to you through prophecy when the group of elders laid their hands onn 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 Continue to do those things; give your life to doing them so your progress may be seen by everyone. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Be careful in your life and in your teaching. If you continue to live and teach rightly, you will save both yourself and those who listen to you. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.