1 Timothy 4:11

11 Command and teach these things.

1 Timothy 4:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 These things command and teach.
ESV
11 Command and teach these things.
NLT
11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.
MSG
11 Get the word out. Teach all these things.
CSB
11 Command and teach these things.

1 Timothy 4:11 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 4:11

These things command and teach.
] What are to be commanded, command, and what are to be taught, teach; command to refuse and reject all profane and fabulous doctrines, and exhort to the exercise of true godliness, and teach the profitableness of that, and declare the promises made unto it, and assert the truth and acceptableness of them; command, order, and encourage believers to labour and suffer reproach for the sake of Christ, and his Gospel, in hope of enjoying the said promises, and teach them to trust in the God of their lives, and the Saviour of all men; and whereas to this authoritative way of teaching, Timothy's youth might be objected by himself, and others; it follows,

1 Timothy 4:11 In-Context

9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.
10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
11 Command and teach these things.
12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Timothy 5:7; 1 Timothy 6:2