1 Timothy 3:14
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New International Version
Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,

New Living Translation
I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon,

English Standard Version
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that,

Berean Study Bible
Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these things

Berean Literal Bible
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you in a short time,

New American Standard Bible
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;

King James Bible
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I write these things to you, hoping to come to you soon.

International Standard Version
I hope to come to you soon. However, I'm writing this to you

NET Bible
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you

New Heart English Bible
These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have written these things to you, as I hope that I shall soon come to you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hope to visit you soon. However, I'm writing this to you

New American Standard 1977
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly

King James 2000 Bible
These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:

American King James Version
These things write I to you, hoping to come to you shortly:

American Standard Version
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly;

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things I write to thee, hoping that I shall come to thee shortly.

Darby Bible Translation
These things I write to thee, hoping to come to thee more quickly;

English Revised Version
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly;

Webster's Bible Translation
These things I write to thee, hoping to come to thee shortly:

Weymouth New Testament
All this I write to you, though I am hoping before long to come to see you.

World English Bible
These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly;

Young's Literal Translation
These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon,
Study Bible
The Mystery of Godliness
13For those who have served well as deacons acquire for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 14Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these things 15so that, if I am delayed, you will know how each one must conduct himself in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 3:13
For those who have served well as deacons acquire for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:15
so that, if I am delayed, you will know how each one must conduct himself in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

1 Timothy 4:13
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, and to teaching.
Treasury of Scripture

These things write I to you, hoping to come to you shortly:

hoping.

1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together …

1 Corinthians 16:5-7 Now I will come to you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for …

2 Corinthians 1:15-17 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you …

1 Thessalonians 2:18 Why we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan …

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your …

Hebrews 13:23 Know you that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if …

2 John 1:12 Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper …

3 John 1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. …

(14) These things write I unto thee.--"These things" probably referred only to the directions respecting the special qualification to be sought for in candidates for the office of the overseers (presbyters) and deacons.

Hoping to come unto thee shortly.--The participle here has a concessive form, "though I hope," &c. "I write these special urgent directions to you, though my hope is that I shall be with you sooner than such detailed instructions presuppose."

Verse 14. - To come unto thee; to Ephesus, where Timothy was (1 Timothy 1:3). These things write I unto thee,.... Concerning the offices of bishops and deacons, their several qualifications, and the rules of judging of persons fit for such service:

hoping to come unto thee shortly; at Ephesus. He could not tell whether he could come or not, and therefore makes no promise, but hoped he should; and since it was uncertain, he thought fit to write the above things for his instruction and use. 14. write I … hoping—that is, "though I hope to come unto thee shortly" (1Ti 4:13). As his hope was not very confident (1Ti 3:15), he provides for Timothy's lengthened superintendence by giving him the preceding rules to guide him. He now proceeds to give more general instructions to him as an evangelist, having a "gift" committed to him (1Ti 4:14).

shortly—Greek, "sooner," namely, than is presupposed in the preceding directions given to him. See my [2473]Introduction on this verse. This verse best suits the theory that this First Epistle was not written after Paul's visit and departure from Ephesus (Ac 19:1-20:38) when he had resolved to winter at Corinth after passing the summer in Macedonia (1Co 16:6), but after his first imprisonment at Rome (Ac 28:17-31); probably at Corinth, where he might have some thoughts of going on to Epirus before returning to Ephesus [Birks].3:14-16 The church is the house of God; he dwells there. The church holds forth the Scripture and the doctrine of Christ, as a pillar holds forth a proclamation. When a church ceases to be the pillar and ground of truth, we may and ought to forsake her; for our regard to truth should be first and greatest. The mystery of godliness is Christ. He is God, who was made flesh, and was manifest in the flesh. God was pleased to manifest himself to man, by his own Son taking the nature of man. Though reproached as a sinner, and put to death as a malefactor, Christ was raised again by the Spirit, and so was justified from all the false charges with which he was loaded. Angels ministered to him, for he is the Lord of angels. The Gentiles welcomed the gospel which the Jews rejected. Let us remember that God was manifest in the flesh, to take away our sins, to redeem us from all iniquity, and to purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These doctrines must be shown forth by the fruits of the Spirit in our lives.
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