1 Timothy 4 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Spirit says clearly that in later times some believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe 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 These people will speak lies disguised as truth. Their consciences have been scarred as if branded by a red-hot iron. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They will try to stop others from getting married and from eating certain foods. God created food to be received with prayers of thanks by those 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 created is good. Nothing should be rejected if it is received with prayers of thanks. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 The word of God and prayer set it apart as holy. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 You are a good servant of Christ Jesus when you point these things out to our brothers and sisters. Then you will be nourished by the words of the Christian faith and the excellent teachings which you have followed closely. 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 Don't have anything to do with godless myths that old women like to tell. Rather, train yourself to live a godly life. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 Training the body helps a little, but godly living helps in every way. Godly living has the promise of life now and in the world 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 statement that can be trusted and deserves complete acceptance. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 Certainly, we work hard and struggle to live a godly life, because we place our confidence in the living God. He 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 Insist on these things and teach them. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Don't let anyone look down on you for being young. Instead, make your speech, behavior, love, faith, and purity an example for other believers. 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 get there, concentrate on reading [Scripture] in worship, giving encouraging messages, and teaching people. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Don't neglect the gift which you received through prophecy when the spiritual leaders placed their hands on you [to ordain 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. Devote your life to them so that everyone can see your progress. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Focus on your life and your teaching. Continue to do what I've told you. 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.