1 Timothy 3:14

Reasons for Paul’s Instructions

14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,

Read 1 Timothy 3:14 Using Other Translations

These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that,
I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon,

What does 1 Timothy 3:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Timothy 3:14

These things write I unto thee
Concerning the offices of bishops and deacons, their several qualifications, and the rules of judging of persons fit for such service:

hoping to come unto thee shortly;
at Ephesus. He could not tell whether he could come or not, and therefore makes no promise, but hoped he should; and since it was uncertain, he thought fit to write the above things for his instruction and use.

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