Parallel Bible results for 1 Timothy 6

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1 Timothy 6

NLT 1 All slaves should show full respect for their masters so they will not bring shame on the name of God and his teaching. NIV 1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered. NLT 2 If the masters are believers, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. Those slaves should work all the harder because their efforts are helping other believers who are well loved. False Teaching and True Riches Teach these things, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. NIV 2 Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them. NLT 3 Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. NIV 3 If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, NLT 4 Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. NIV 4 he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions NLT 5 These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy. NIV 5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. NLT 6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. NIV 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. NLT 7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. NIV 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. NLT 8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. NIV 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. NLT 9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. NIV 9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. NLT 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. NIV 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. NLT 11 But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. NIV 11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. NLT 12 Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. NIV 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. NLT 13 And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, NIV 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you NLT 14 that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. NIV 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, NLT 15 For, At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. NIV 15 which God will bring about in his own time--God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, NLT 16 He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen. NIV 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. NLT 17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. NIV 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. NLT 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. NIV 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. NLT 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. NIV 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. NLT 20 Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. NIV 20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, NLT 21 Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness. May God’s grace be with you all. NIV 21 which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you.