1 Timothy 6
Of the duty of servants.
1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and [his] doctrine may not be blasphemed. 1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
Not to have fellowship with newfangled teachers.
1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teacheth otherwise, and consenteth not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the doctrine which is according to godliness, 1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, from which cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Godliness is great gain,
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out. 1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment, with these let us be content. 1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
and love of money the root of all evil.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some have coveted, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
What Timothy is to flee, and what to follow,
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee from these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who maketh alive all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate testified a good confession; 1 Timothy 6:14 That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he will show [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honor and power everlasting. Amen.
and wherefore to admonish the rich.
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 1 Timothy 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to avoid profane janglings.
1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called; 1 Timothy 6:21 Which some professing, have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen.