1 Timothy 4
He foretelleth that in the latter times there shall be departure from the faith.
1 Timothy 4:1 The sprete speaketh euydently, that in the later tymes some shall departe from the fayth, and shall geue hede vnto spretes of erroure, and deuelysshe doctrines of them 1 Timothy 4:2 which speake false thorowe ypocrysye, & haue their consciences marcked wt an hote yron, 1 Timothy 4:3 forbyddynge to mary, & commaundynge to abstayne from meates which God hath created to be receaued with geuynge thanckes, of them whych beleue, & knowe the trueth. 1 Timothy 4:4 For all the creatures of God are good, & nothynge to be refused, yf it be receaued with thankesgeuynge. 1 Timothy 4:5 For it is sanctified by the worde of God & prayer.
And to the end that Timothy might not fail in his duty, he furnisheth him with divers precepts belonging thereto.
1 Timothy 4:6 If thou put þe brethren in remembraunce of these thynges thou shalt be a good mynyster of Iesu Chryst whych hast bene norisshed vp in þe wordes of þe fayth & of good doctrine, whych thou hast continually followed. 1 Timothy 4:7 But cast awaye vngostly and olde wyues fables. Exercyse thy selfe rather vnto godlynes. 1 Timothy 4:8 For bodely exercyse profyteth lytell: but godlynes is profytable vnto all thynges, as a thinge which hath promyses of þe lyfe that is nowe, & of the lyfe to come. 1 Timothy 4:9 This is a sure sayinge, & by all meanes worthy to be alowed. 1 Timothy 4:10 For therfore we bothe laboure & suffre rebuke, because we haue a stead fast hope in the lyuinge God, which is the saueoure of all men, specially of those that beleue. 1 Timothy 4:11 Soch thynges commaunde & teache. 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despyse thy youth but be vnto them that beleue, an ensample, in worde, in conuersacyon, in loue, in sprete, in fayth, in purenes. 1 Timothy 4:13 Tyll I come, geue attendaunce to readynge, to exhortacyon, to doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:14 Despyse not the gyfte that is in the, whych was geuen þe thorowe prophesye, with þe layinge on of handes by þe auctoryte of presthode. 1 Timothy 4:15 These thinges exercyse, and geue thy selfe vnto them, that it maye be sene, howe thou profetest in all thynges. 1 Timothy 4:16 Take hede vnto thy selfe, and vnto learnynge, and continue therin. For yf thou shalt so do, thou shalt saue thy selfe, & them that heare the.