1 Timothy 6:17
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English Standard Version
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

King James Bible
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

American Standard Version
Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded, nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy,)

English Revised Version
Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

Weymouth New Testament
Impress on those who are rich in the present age that they must not be haughty nor set their hopes on riches--that unstable foundation--but on God who provides us richly with all things for our enjoyment.

1 Timothy 6:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Them that are rich in this world (τοῖς πλουσίοις ἐν τῷ νῦν αἰῶνι)

Forming one conception. Chrysostom says:; "Rich in this world, for others are rich in the world to come." Comp. Luke 16:25. Πλουσίος rich, by Paul only metaphorically. See 2 Corinthians 8:9; Ephesians 2:4. The phrase ὁ νῦν αἰών the now age, only here and Titus 2:12, the usual expression being ὁ αἰὼν οὗτος this age or world, which is not found in Pastorals.

Be not highminded (μὴ ὑψηλοφρονεῖν)

The verb N.T.o. olxx, oClass. Comp. Romans 11:20; Romans 12:16.

Uncertain riches (πλούτου ἀδηλότητι)

A rendering which weakens the sense by withdrawing the emphasis from the thought of uncertainty. Rend. the uncertainty of riches. For a similar construction see Romans 6:4. Ἁδηλότης uncertainty, N.T.o. olxx. Originally obscurity. Πλοῦτος wealth, frequent in Paul, but never in the material sense. The play upon the word rich in this and the next verse will be noticed.

To enjoy (εἰς ἀπόλαυσιν)

Lit. for enjoyment. Only here and Hebrews 11:25. See 3 Macc. 7:16. In class. occasionally, but the verb ἀπολαύειν to have enjoyment or benefit is common. A contrast is implied between being highminded on account of wealth - cherishing and worshipping it - and rightly enjoying it. The true character of such enjoyment is shown in the next verse.

1 Timothy 6:17 Parallel Commentaries

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Charge. See on ver.

1 Timothy 6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

1 Timothy 1:3 As I sought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that you might charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1 Timothy 5:21 I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels...

rich.

Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Job 1:1-3 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...

Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

Luke 19:2,9,10 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich...

that they.

Deuteronomy 6:10-12 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac...

Deuteronomy 8:17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

Deuteronomy 33:15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God...

2 Chronicles 32:25,26 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath on him...

Psalm 10:3,4 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors...

Psalm 73:5-9 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men...

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel? a land of darkness? why say my people, We are lords...

Ezekiel 16:49,50,56 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters...

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Daniel 5:19-23 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew...

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.

Habakkuk 1:15,16 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:

James 1:9,10 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted...

Revelation 18:6,7 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works...

trust.

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence...

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches...

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Proverbs 11:28 He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children...

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater...

uncertain riches. Gr. the uncertainty of riches.

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

Ecclesiastes 5:13,14 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt...

but.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 84:11,12 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly...

Psalm 118:8,9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man...

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is...

the living. See on ch.

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God...

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men...

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...

who.

Psalm 104:28 That you give them they gather: you open your hand, they are filled with good.

Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them...

Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

richly.

Ecclesiastes 5:18,19 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink...

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;

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Cross References
Psalm 62:10
Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Proverbs 11:28
Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Proverbs 23:5
When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.

Ecclesiastes 2:24
There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,

Jeremiah 49:4
Why do you boast of your valleys, O faithless daughter, who trusted in her treasures, saying, 'Who will come against me?'

Matthew 12:32
And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Luke 3:11
And he answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise."

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