1 Timothy 6
Of the duty of servants.
1 Timothy 6:1 As many as are servants under a yoke, their own masters worthy of all honour let them reckon, that the name of God and the teaching may not be evil spoken of; 1 Timothy 6:2 and those having believing masters, let them not slight [them], because they are brethren, but rather let them serve, because they are stedfast and beloved, who of the benefit are partaking. These things be teaching and exhorting;
Not to have fellowship with newfangled teachers.
1 Timothy 6:3 if any one be teaching otherwise, and do not consent to sound wordsthose of our Lord Jesus Christand to the teaching according to piety, 1 Timothy 6:4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and word-striving, out of which doth come envy, strife, evil-speakings, evil-surmisings, 1 Timothy 6:5 wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;
Godliness is great gain,
1 Timothy 6:6 but it is great gainthe piety with contentment; 1 Timothy 6:7 for nothing did we bring into the world[it is] manifest that we are able to carry nothing out; 1 Timothy 6:8 but having food and raimentwith these we shall suffice ourselves; 1 Timothy 6:9 and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,
and love of money the root of all evil.
1 Timothy 6:10 for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;
What Timothy is to flee, and what to follow,
1 Timothy 6:11 and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness; 1 Timothy 6:12 be striving the good strife of the faith, be laying hold on the life age-during, to which also thou wast called, and didst profess the right profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 1 Timothy 6:14 that thou keep the command unspotted, unblameable, till the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Timothy 6:15 which in His own times He shall shewthe blessed and only potentate, the King of the kings and Lord of the lords, 1 Timothy 6:16 who only is having immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no one of men did see, nor is able to see, to whom [is] honour and might age-during! Amen.
and wherefore to admonish the rich.
1 Timothy 6:17 Those rich in the present age charge thou not to be high-minded, nor to hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, who is giving to us all things richly for enjoyment; 1 Timothy 6:18 to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate, 1 Timothy 6:19 treasuring up to themselves a right foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life age-during.
To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to avoid profane janglings.
1 Timothy 6:20 O Timotheus, the thing entrusted guard thou, avoiding the profane vain-words and opposition of the falsely-named knowledge, 1 Timothy 6:21 which certain professingconcerning the faith did swerve; the grace [is] with you. Amen.