1 Timothy 4 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Spirit says clearly that some people will abandon the faith in later times; they will obey lying spirits and follow the 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 are spread by deceitful liars, whose consciences are dead, as if burnt with a hot iron. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 Such people teach that it is wrong to marry and to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten, after a prayer of thanks, by those who are believers 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 God has created is good; nothing is to be rejected, but everything is to be received with a prayer of thanks, 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 the prayer make it acceptable to God. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you give these instructions to the believers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, as you feed yourself spiritually on the words of faith and of the true 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 keep away from those godless legends, which are not worth telling. Keep yourself in training for a godly life. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future. 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, to be completely accepted and believed. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 We struggle and work hard, because we have placed our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all and 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 Give them these instructions and these teachings. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, 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, give your time and effort to the public reading of the Scriptures and to preaching and teaching. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you, which was given to you when the prophets spoke and the elders laid 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 Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Watch yourself and watch your teaching. Keep on doing these things, because if you do, you will save 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.