1 Timothy 1:4
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New International Version
or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God's work--which is by faith.

New Living Translation
Don't let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don't help people live a life of faith in God.

English Standard Version
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.

Berean Study Bible
or devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculation rather than the stewardship of God's work, which is by faith.

Berean Literal Bible
nor to give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which bring speculations rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith.

New American Standard Bible
nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

King James Bible
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God's plan, which operates by faith.

International Standard Version
and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith.

NET Bible
nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. Such things promote useless speculations rather than God's redemptive plan that operates by faith.

New Heart English Bible
neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause speculation, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith´┐Ż

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that they would not give heed to fables and to accounts of endless genealogies; these things produce all the more contentions and not edification in the faith of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These myths and genealogies raise a lot of questions rather than promoting God's plan, which centers in faith.

New American Standard 1977
nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which generate questions other than that the edification of God is by faith.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which cause questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

American King James Version
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

American Standard Version
neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith;'so do I now .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies: which furnish questions rather than the edification of God, which is in faith.

Darby Bible Translation
nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than [further] God's dispensation, which [is] in faith.

English Revised Version
neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, the which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith; so do I now.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do.

Weymouth New Testament
and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.

World English Bible
neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith--

Young's Literal Translation
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-4 Jesus Christ is a Christian's hope; all our hopes of eternal life are built upon him; and Christ is in us the hope of glory. The apostle seems to have been the means of Timothy's conversion; who served with him in his ministry, as a dutiful son with a loving father. That which raises questions, is not for edifying; that which gives occasion for doubtful disputes, pulls down the church rather than builds it up. Godliness of heart and life can only be kept up and increased, by the exercise of faith in the truths and promises of God, through Jesus Christ.
Study Bible
Warning against False Teaching
3As I urged you on my departure to Macedonia, you should stay on at Ephesus to instruct certain men not to teach false doctrines 4or devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculation rather than the stewardship of God’s work, which is by faith. 5The goal of our instruction is the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a sincere faith.…
Cross References
Ephesians 3:2
Surely you have heard about the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,

1 Timothy 4:7
But reject irreverent and silly myths. Instead, train yourself for godliness.

1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing. Instead, he has an unhealthy interest in controversies and semantics, out of which come envy, strife, abusive talk, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:23
But reject foolish and ignorant speculation, for you know that it breeds quarreling.

2 Timothy 4:4
So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Titus 1:14
and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of men who have rejected the truth.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these things are pointless and worthless.

2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cleverly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
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1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather …

1 Timothy 6:4,20 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

2 Timothy 2:14,16-18 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the …

2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be …

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn …

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known …

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Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and …

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1 Timothy 6:4,5 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

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1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

1 Timothy 6:3,11 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

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