1 Timothy 4
He foretelleth that in the latter times there shall be departure from the faith.
1 Timothy 4:1 The spyryte speaketh euydentlye that in the later tymes some shal departe from the fayth, & shall geue heed vnto spyrytes of erroure, and deuelysh doctryne of them 1 Timothy 4:2 which speake false thorowe hypocrisye, and haue theyr consciences marked with an hote Iron, 1 Timothy 4:3 forbyddyng to marye, and commaundynge to abstayne from meates which God hath created to be receyued wyth geuyng thankes, of them which beleue and know the trueth. 1 Timothy 4:4 For all the creatures of God are good & nothynge to be refused, yf it be receyued with thankes geuynge. 1 Timothy 4:5 For it is sanctifyed by the worde of God and 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 Yf thou shalt put the brethren in remembraunce of these thynges: thou shalt be a good mynyster of Iesu Christe, whiche hast bene noryshed vp in the wordes of the fayth and good doctryne, which doctryne thou haste contynuallye folowed. 1 Timothy 4:7 But cast awaye vnghostly and olde wyues fables. Exercyse thy selfe vnto Godlynes. 1 Timothy 4:8 For bodely exercyse profyteth lytell: But godlynes is good vnto all thynges, as a thynge whiche hath promyses of the lyfe that is now, and of the lyfe to come. 1 Timothy 4:9 Thys is a sure saiyng and of all partyes worthy to be receyued. 1 Timothy 4:10 For therfore we laboure and suffer rebuke, because we beleue in the lyuyng God, whiche is the sauyoure of all men: but specyally of those that beleue. 1 Timothy 4:11 Suche thynges commaunde and teache. 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despyse thy youthe: but be vnto them that beleue, an ensample, in worde in conuersacyon, in loue, in spyryte, in fayth & in purenes. 1 Timothy 4:13 Tyll I come, geue attendaunce to reading to exhortacyon and to doctryne. 1 Timothy 4:14 Despyse not the gyfte that is in the, whiche was geuen the thorow Prophesye, and wyth layinge on of the handes of an elder. 1 Timothy 4:15 These thynges exercyse, and geue thy selfe vnto them, that it maye be sene howe thou profytest in all thynges. 1 Timothy 4:16 Take hede vnto thy selfe and vnto learnyng, and contynue therein. For yf thou shalte so do, thou shalte saue thy selfe and them that heare the.