1 Timothy 4:7
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New International Version
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

New Living Translation
Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives' tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly.

English Standard Version
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;

Berean Study Bible
But reject irreverent and silly myths. Instead, train yourself for godliness.

Berean Literal Bible
But refuse profane and silly fables. Rather, train yourself to godliness.

New American Standard Bible
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;

King James Bible
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness,

International Standard Version
Do not have anything to do with godless myths and fables of old women. Instead, train yourself to be godly.

NET Bible
But reject those myths fit only for the godless and gullible, and train yourself for godliness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But abstain from insipid fables of old women and train yourself in righteousness;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't have anything to do with godless myths that old women like to tell. Rather, train yourself to live a godly life.

New American Standard 1977
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;

Jubilee Bible 2000
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

King James 2000 Bible
But refuse profane and old wives' tales, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness.

American King James Version
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather to godliness.

American Standard Version
but refuse profane and old wives fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But avoid foolish and old wives' fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.

Darby Bible Translation
But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety;

English Revised Version
but refuse profane and old wives' fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:

Webster's Bible Translation
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather to godliness.

Weymouth New Testament
But worldly stories, fit only for credulous old women, have nothing to do with.

World English Bible
But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness.

Young's Literal Translation
and the profane and old women's fables reject thou, and exercise thyself unto piety,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:6-10 Outward acts of self-denial profit little. What will it avail us to mortify the body, if we do not mortify sin? No diligence in mere outward things could be of much use. The gain of godliness lies much in the promise; and the promises to godly people relate partly to the life that now is, but especially to the life which is to come: though we lose for Christ, we shall not lose by him. If Christ be thus the Saviour of all men, then much more will he be the Rewarder of those who seek and serve him; he will provide well for those whom he has made new creatures.
Study Bible
A Good Minister of Jesus Christ
6By pointing out these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and sound instruction you have followed. 7But reject irreverent and silly myths. Instead, train yourself for godliness. 8For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 1:4
or devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculation rather than the stewardship of God's work, which is by faith.

1 Timothy 1:9
We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers,

1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

1 Timothy 6:3
If anyone teaches another doctrine and disagrees with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and with godly teaching,

1 Timothy 6:5
and constant friction between men of depraved mind who are devoid of the truth. These men regard godliness as a means of gain.

2 Timothy 3:5
having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!

Hebrews 5:14
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil.
Treasury of Scripture

But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather to godliness.

refuse.

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane …

2 Timothy 2:16,23 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more …

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 …

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

exercise.

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.

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

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should …

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age…

2 Peter 1:5-8 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; …

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