1 Timothy 1:5
New International Version
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

New Living Translation
The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.

English Standard Version
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Berean Study Bible
The goal of our instruction is the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a sincere faith.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the goal of our instruction is love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and a sincere faith,

New American Standard Bible
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

King James Bible
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

Christian Standard Bible
Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.

Contemporary English Version
You must teach people to have genuine love, as well as a good conscience and true faith.

Good News Translation
The purpose of this order is to arouse the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a genuine faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.

International Standard Version
The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.

NET Bible
But the aim of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.

New Heart English Bible
but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the sum of The Commandments is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience and from true faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My goal in giving you this order is for love to flow from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.

New American Standard 1977
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart and of a good conscience and of faith unfeigned:

King James 2000 Bible
Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

American King James Version
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

American Standard Version
But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the end of the commandment is charity, from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith.

Darby Bible Translation
But the end of what is enjoined is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith;

English Revised Version
But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

Weymouth New Testament
But the end sought to be secured by exhortation is the love which springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith.

World English Bible
but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith;

Young's Literal Translation
And the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned,
Study Bible
Warning against False Teaching
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. 6Some have strayed from these ways and turned aside to empty talk.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:12
"And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Zephaniah 3:7
I said, 'Surely you will fear Me and accept correction.' Then her dwelling place would not be cut off despite all for which I punished her. But they rose early to corrupt all their deeds.

Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.

1 Timothy 1:18
Timothy, my child, I entrust you with this command in keeping with the previous prophecies about you, so that by them you may fight the good fight,

1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and thereby shipwrecked their faith.

1 Timothy 3:9
They must hold to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as did my forefathers, as I constantly remember you night and day in my prayers.

2 Timothy 1:5
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am convinced is in you as well.

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us; we are convinced that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

1 Peter 3:21
And this water symbolizes the baptism that now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the body, but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 John 3:10
By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

Treasury of Scripture

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

the end.

Romans 10:4
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Romans 13:8-10
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law…

Galatians 5:13,14,22
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another…

charity.

Mark 12:28-34
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? …

Romans 14:15
But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 8:1-3
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth…

a pure.

Psalm 24:4
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Jeremiah 4:14
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

a good.

1 Timothy 1:19
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1 Timothy 3:9
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

Acts 23:1
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

faith.

Galatians 5:6
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

2 Timothy 1:5
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Hebrews 11:5,6
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God…







Lexicon
The
Τὸ (To)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

goal
τέλος (telos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5056: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.

of [our]
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

instruction
παραγγελίας (parangelias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3852: A command, charge, injunction; a precept, rule of living. From paraggello; a mandate.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the] love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

[that comes] from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

a pure
καθαρᾶς (katharas)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2513: Clean.

heart,
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

a clear
ἀγαθῆς (agathēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

conscience,
συνειδήσεως (syneidēseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4893: The conscience, a persisting notion. From a prolonged form of suneido; co-perception, i.e. Moral consciousness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

a sincere
ἀνυποκρίτου (anypokritou)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 505: Unfeigned, without hypocrisy, sincere. Undissembled, i.e. Sincere.

faith.
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.
(5) Now the end.--The Greek word should be translated But the end. Though Timothy must resist and oppose these false teachers with all courage and firmness, still he must not forget what was the real end, the aim, the purpose of all Christian teaching, which, the Apostle reminds him, is Love.

Of the commandment.--There is no reference here to the famous commandments of the Law of Moses. "Commandment" may be paraphrased in this place by "practical teaching."

With the false teachers' sickly "fables," which only led to disputing, St. Paul contrasts that "healthy practical teaching," the end and aim of which was love, or charity.

Charity.--That love, or broad, comprehensive charity, towards men, so nobly described in 1 Corinthians 13.

Out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.--This broad all-embracing love, or charity, emanates only from "a pure heart:" i.e., a heart free from selfish desires and evil passions. The "pure in heart" alone, said the Lord, in the sermon on the mount (Matthew 5:8), shall enjoy the beatific vision of God.

And of a good conscience.--This "charity" must also spring from a conscience unburthened of its load of guilt, from a conscience sprinkled with the precious blood, and so reconciled to God.

And of faith unfeigned.--And, lastly, the root of this "charity"--the end and aim of the practical teaching of the gospel preached by the Apostles--must be sought in "a faith unfeigned," in a faith that consists in something more than in a few high-sounding words, which lay claim to a sure confidence that is not felt. The "unfeigned faith" of St. Paul is a faith rich in works rather than in words.

Without this faith, so real that its fruits are ever manifest, there can be no good conscience; without this conscience, washed by the precious blood, there can be no pure heart.

The error of the teachers of whom Timothy was warned, we see from the next verse, consisted not so much in false doctrines as in an utter neglect of inculcating the necessity of a pure, self-denying life. They preferred curious questions and speculative inquiries to the grave, simple gospel teaching which led men to live an earnest, loving life.

Verse 5. - But for now, A.V.; charge for commandment, A.V.; love for charity, A.V.; a good for of a good, and faith for of faith, A.V. But the end of the charge. Before proceeding with his sentence, in which he was about solemnly to commit the trust of the episcopate of the Church of Ephesus to Timothy, he breaks off abruptly to show the beneficent character of the charge, viz. the furtherance of that brotherly love and purity of heart and life which are the true fruit of the gospel dispensation, but which some, by their false doctrine, were so ruthlessly impeding. Each of these phrases, "a pure heart" and "a good conscience" and "faith unfeigned," seems to rebuke by contrast the merely ceremonial cleanness and the defiled conscience and the merely nominal Christianity of these heretical Judaizers (comp. Titus 1:10-16). 1:5-11 Whatever tends to weaken love to God, or love to the brethren, tends to defeat the end of the commandment. The design of the gospel is answered, when sinners, through repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ, are brought to exercise Christian love. And as believers were righteous persons in God's appointed way, the law was not against them. But unless we are made righteous by faith in Christ, really repenting and forsaking sin, we are yet under the curse of the law, even according to the gospel of the blessed God, and are unfit to share the holy happiness of heaven.
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