1 Timothy 6:11
New International Version
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

New Living Translation
But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

English Standard Version
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Berean Study Bible
But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

Berean Literal Bible
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.

New American Standard Bible
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

King James Bible
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Christian Standard Bible
But you, man of God, flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.

Contemporary English Version
Timothy, you belong to God, so keep away from all these evil things. Try your best to please God and to be like him. Be faithful, loving, dependable, and gentle.

Good News Translation
But you, man of God, avoid all these things. Strive for righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you, man of God, run from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.

International Standard Version
But you, man of God, must flee from all these things. Instead, you must pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.

NET Bible
But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.

New Heart English Bible
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you, Oh man of God, escape from these things, and run after righteousness, after justice, after faith, after love, after patience and after humility.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you, man of God, must avoid these things. Pursue what God approves of: a godly life, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.

New American Standard 1977
But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, charity, tolerance, meekness.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

American King James Version
But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

American Standard Version
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, O man of God, fly these things: and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness of spirit.

English Revised Version
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou, O man of God, flee from these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Weymouth New Testament
But you, O man of God, must flee from these things; and strive for uprightness, godliness, good faith, love, fortitude, and a forgiving temper.

World English Bible
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness;
Study Bible
Fight the Good Fight
10For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 11But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. 12Fight 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.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:9
The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue righteousness.

1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord overflowed to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:21
So if anyone cleanses himself of what is unfit, he will be a vessel for honor: sanctified, useful to the Master, and prepared for every good work.

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.

2 Timothy 3:10
You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,

2 Timothy 3:17
so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.

Treasury of Scripture

But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

But.

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

O man.

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Deuteronomy 33:1
And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

1 Samuel 2:27
And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?

flee.

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

1 Corinthians 10:14
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

and.

1 Timothy 5:10
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

Deuteronomy 16:20
That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

righteousness.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Galatians 5:22,23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, …

Philippians 4:8,9
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things…







Lexicon
But
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

O
(ō)
Interjection
Strong's Greek 5599: A primary interjection; as a sign of the vocative case, O; as a note of exclamation, oh.

man
ἄνθρωπε (anthrōpe)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

flee from
φεῦγε (pheuge)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5343: To flee, escape, shun. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish.

these things
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

pursue
δίωκε (diōke)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

righteousness,
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

godliness,
εὐσέβειαν (eusebeian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2150: Piety (towards God), godliness, devotion, godliness. From eusebes; piety; specially, the gospel scheme.

faith,
πίστιν (pistin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

love,
ἀγάπην (agapēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

perseverance,
ὑπομονήν (hypomonēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.

[and] gentleness.
πραϋπαθίαν (praupathian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4240: Mildness, gentleness. From praus; mildness, i.e. humility.
(11) But thou, O man of God, flee these things.--A commentator always speaks with great caution when he approaches in these inspired writings anything of the nature of a direct personal reference. The writers and actors in the New Testament history we have so long surrounded with a halo of reverence, that we are tempted often to forget that they were but men exposed to temptations like us, and not unfrequently succumbing to them. We owe them, indeed, a deep debt of reverence for their faithful, gallant witness--for their splendid service in laying so well the early storeys of the great Christian Temple; but we lose somewhat of the reality of the Apostolic story when in the saint we forget the man. After the very solemn, the intensely earnest warning against covetousness--that fatal love of gain and gold which seems to have been the mainspring of the life of those false teachers who were engaged in marring the noble work St. Paul had done for his Master at Ephesus--after these weighty words, the fact of St. Paul turning to Timothy, and, with the grand old covenant title Timothy knew so well, personally addressing his loved friend with "But thou, O man of God, flee these things," leads us irresistibly to the conclusion that the old Apostle was dreading for his young and comparatively untried disciple the corrupting danger of the wealth of the city in which he held so great a charge; so he warns Timothy, and, through Timothy, God's servants of all grades and powers in different ages, of the soul-destroying dangers of covetousness--"Flee these things." A glance at Timothy's present life will show how possible it was, even for a loved pupil of St. Paul--even for one of whom he once wrote, "I have no man likeminded;" and, again, "Ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel" (Philippians 2:20-22)--to need so grave a reminder. Since those days, when these words were written to the Philippians, some six years had passed. His was no longer the old harassed life of danger and hazard to which, as the companion of the missionary St. Paul, he was constantly exposed. He now filled the position of an honoured teacher and leader in a rich and organised church; many and grievous were the temptations to which, in such a station, he would be exposed.

Gold and popularity, gain and ease, were to be won with the sacrifice of apparently so little, but with this sacrifice Timothy would cease to be the "man of God." To maintain that St. Paul was aware of any weakness already shown by his disciple and friend would, of course, be a baseless assertion; but that the older man dreaded for the younger these dangerous influences is clear. The term "man of God" was the common Old Testament name for "divine messengers," but under the new covenant the name seems extended to all just men faithful to the Lord Jesus. (See 2Timothy 3:17.) The solemn warning, then, through Timothy comes to each of His servants, "Flee thou from covetousness."

And follow after righteousness.--"The evil must be overcome with good" (Romans 12:21). The "man of God," tossing away from him all covetous longings, must press after "righteousness;" here used in a general sense, signifying "the inner life shaped after the Law of God."

Faith, love.--The two characteristic virtues of Christianity. The one may be termed the hand that lays hold of God's mercy; and the other the mainspring of the Christian's life.

Patience.--That brave patience which, for Christ's dear sake, with a smile can bear up against all sufferings.

Meekness.--The German "sanftmuth"--the meekness of heart and feeling with which a Christian acts towards his enemies. His conduct who "when he was reviled, reviled not again" best exemplifies this virtue.

Verse 11. - O man of God. The force of this address is very great. It indicates that the money-lovers just spoken of were not and could not be "men of God," whatever they might profess; and it leads with singular strength to the opposite direction in which Timothy's aspirations should point. The treasures which he must covet as "a man of God" were "righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience meekness." For the phrase, "man of God," see 2 Timothy 3:17 and 2 Peter 1:21. In the Old Testament it always applies to a prophet (Deuteronomy 33:1; Judges 13:6; 1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Kings 12:22; 2 Kings 1:9; Jeremiah 35:4; and a great many other passages). St. Paul uses the expression with especial reference to Timothy and his holy office, and here, perhaps, in contrast with the τοὺς ἀνθρώπους mentioned in ver. 9. Flee these things. Note the sharp contrast between "the men" of the world, who reach after, and the man of God, who avoids, φιλαργυρία. The expression, "these things," is a little loose, but seems to apply to the love of money, and the desire to be rich, with all their attendant "foolish and hurtful lusts." The man of God avoids the perdition and maul fold sorrows of the covetous, by avoiding the covetousness which is their root. Follow after (δίωκε); pursue, in direct contrast with φεύγε, flee from, avoid (see 2 Timothy 2:22). Meekness (πρα'υπαθείαν). This rare word, found in Philo, but nowhere in the New Testament, is the reading of the R.T. (instead of the πρᾳο;τητα of the T.R.) and accepted by almost all critics on the authority of all the older manuscripts. It has no perceptible difference of meaning from πραότης, meekness or gentleness. 6:11-16 It ill becomes any men, but especially men of God, to set their hearts upon the things of this world; men of God should be taken up with the things of God. There must be a conflict with corruption, and temptations, and the powers of darkness. Eternal life is the crown proposed for our encouragement. We are called to lay hold thereon. To the rich must especially be pointed out their dangers and duties, as to the proper use of wealth. But who can give such a charge, that is not himself above the love of things that wealth can buy? The appearing of Christ is certain, but it is not for us to know the time. Mortal eyes cannot bear the brightness of the Divine glory. None can approach him except as he is made known unto sinners in and by Christ. The Godhead is here adored without distinction of Persons, as all these things are properly spoken, whether of the Father, the Son, or the Holy Ghost. God is revealed to us, only in and through the human nature of Christ, as the only begotten Son of the Father.
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