1 Timothy 4:14
New International Version
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

New Living Translation
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.

English Standard Version
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

Berean Study Bible
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given you through the prophecy spoken over you at the laying on of the hands of the elders.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not be negligent of the gift in you, which was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elderhood.

King James Bible
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

New King James Version
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.

New American Standard Bible
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was granted to you through words of prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.

NASB 1995
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.

NASB 1977
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed upon you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.

Amplified Bible
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, [that special endowment] which was intentionally bestowed on you [by the Holy Spirit] through prophetic utterance when the elders laid their hands on you [at your ordination].

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.

American Standard Version
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not despise the gift that is in you, which is given to you by prophecy and by the laying on of the hands of the Eldership.

Contemporary English Version
Use the gift you were given when the prophets spoke and the group of church leaders blessed you by placing their hands on you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophesy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood.

English Revised Version
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Good News Translation
Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you, which was given to you when the prophets spoke and the elders laid their hands on you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't neglect the gift which you received through prophecy when the spiritual leaders placed their hands on you [to ordain you].

International Standard Version
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy when the elders laid their hands on you.

Literal Standard Version
do not be careless of the gift in you, that was given you through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;

NET Bible
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you have, given to you and confirmed by prophetic words when the elders laid hands on you.

New Heart English Bible
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be careless about the gifts with which you are endowed, which were conferred on you through a divine revelation when the hands of the elders were placed upon you.

World English Bible
Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.

Young's Literal Translation
be not careless of the gift in thee, that was given thee through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Good Minister of Jesus Christ
13Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, and to teaching. 14Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given you through the prophecy spoken over you at the laying on of the hands of the elders. 15Be diligent in these matters and absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.…

Cross References
Acts 6:6
They presented these seven to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

Acts 11:30
This they did, sending their gifts to the elders with Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and the whole Council can testify about me. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and I was on my way to apprehend these people and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.

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 4:15
Be diligent in these matters and absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.

1 Timothy 5:17
Elders who lead effectively are worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

1 Timothy 5:19
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder, except on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

1 Timothy 5:22
Do not be too quick in the laying on of hands and thereby share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 1:6
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.


Treasury of Scripture

Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Neglect.

Matthew 25:14-30
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods…

Luke 19:12-26
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return…

Romans 12:6-8
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; …

which.

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

with.

1 Timothy 5:22
Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Acts 6:6
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

Acts 8:17
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.









(14) Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy.--Here the Apostle reminds his representative in the Ephesian congregation of his special gift of teaching and exhortation--that divine gift which had been conferred on Timothy at his solemn ordination long ago, when the young son of Eunice was designated for the post which John Mark had once held with the Apostle. It was in many respects a similar office, that which Timothy held about St. Paul, to that which in old days Elisha had held with Elijah; and, as in the case of the Hebrew prophet of the old dispensation, so here, the choice of St. Paul had been divinely guided. The very titles of the old covenant dispensation seem to have been revived in this instance of the divine selection of Timothy; for in 1Timothy 6:11 the older Apostle addresses his representative at Ephesus with the old prophetic title when he writes: "Thou, O man of God, flee these things." Now he solemnly calls attention to that strange, miraculous "grace" which some inspired prophet at his ordination declared was to be conferred on Timothy. The "gift" was said to be conferred, as to its certainty in the divine counsels, by such prophecy--the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of one or more of His prophets, declaring His will and intention to confer this special grace on the young companion of St. Paul.

With the laying on of the hands.--This was a symbolic action--the outward sign of an inward communication of the Holy Spirit for some spiritual office or undertaking--and was derived from the old solemn Hebrew custom. (See Numbers 8:10 in the case of the consecration of the Levites, and Numbers 27:18, Deuteronomy 34:9 in the ceremony of the dedication of Joshua.)

Of the presbytery.--The brotherhood of presbyters connected with the place where the ordination of Timothy took place is here alluded to. There appears to have been such a body of elders in each particular city or district. The presbytery in this instance would seem in all probability to have belonged to the district of Lystra, Timothy's native city; but an old ecclesiastical tradition speaks of Ephesus as the place of this ordination.

Verse 14. - The gift (χάρισμα). The verb χαρίζομαι means "to give anything freely," gratuitously, of mere good will, without any payment or return (Luke 7:42; Acts 27:24; Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 2:12, etc.). Hence χάρισμα came to be especially applied to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are preeminently "free gifts" (see Acts 8:20). It is so applied in Romans 1:11; Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 12:4, 9, 28, 30, 31; 1 Peter 4:10. Here, then, as in the similar passage, 2 Timothy 1:6, the "gift" spoken of is the special grace given by the Holy Ghost to those who are separated for "the office and work of a priest in the Church of God by the imposition of hands" (Ordering of Priests). This gift St. Paul bids him not neglect (μὴ ἀμέλει). The word contains the idea of contemptuous neglect - neglect as of an unimportant thing. In Matthew 22:5 the persons invited to the feast made light of it, and went away to other things which they cared mere about. In Hebrews 2:3, τηλικαύτης ἀμελήσαντες σωτηρίας, and Hebrews 8:9, imply a contemptuous disregard. So here Timothy is reminded that in his ordination he received a great χάρισμα, and that he must value it duly, and use it diligently. It must not be let lie slumbering and smoldering, but must be stirred up into a flame. The lesson here and in 2 Timothy 1:6 seems to be that we must look back to our ordination, and to the spiritual grace given in it, as things not exhausted. The grace is there, but it must not be lightly thought cf. Which was given thee by prophecy. This seems to be explained by Acts 13:1-3, where Barnabas and Saul were separated for their work by the laying on of the hands apparently of the prophets and teachers, at the express command of the Holy Ghost, speaking doubtless by the mouth of one of the prophets. Timothy, it appears, was designated for his work by a like command of the Holy Ghost, speaking by one of the Church prophets, and received his commission by a like "laying on of hands" by the elders of the Church. If St. Paul refers, as he appears to do, to the same occasion in 2 Timothy 1:6, then it appears that he laid his hands on Timothy, together with the presbyters, as is done by the bishop in the ordination of priests. The presbytery (τοῦ πρεσβυτερίου). The word is borrowed from the Jewish nomenclature (see Luke 22:6; Acts 22:5). In a slightly different sense for "the office of a presbyter," Sus., 5:50 (Cod. Alex.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

neglect
ἀμέλει (amelei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 272: To neglect, be careless of, disregard. To be careless of.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gift
χαρίσματος (charismatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 5486: From charizomai; a gratuity, i.e. Deliverance;, a endowment, i.e. religious qualification, or miraculous faculty.

[that is] in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you,
σοὶ (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

which
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

was given
ἐδόθη (edothē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

you
σοι (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] prophecy spoken
προφητείας (prophēteias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4394: Prophecy, prophesying; the gift of communicating and enforcing revealed truth. From prophetes; prediction.

[over you] at
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

[the] laying on
ἐπιθέσεως (epitheseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1936: A laying on; an attack, assault. From epitithemi; an imposition.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hands
χειρῶν (cheirōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

elders.
πρεσβυτερίου (presbyteriou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4244: Neuter of a presumed derivative of presbuteros; the order of elders, i.e., Israelite Sanhedrin or Christian 'presbytery'.


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