1 Timothy 4:1-8 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will renounce the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits 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 through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared with a hot iron. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving 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 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving; 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 for it is sanctified by God's word and by prayer. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound teaching that 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 Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives' tales. Train yourself in godliness, 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life 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.