1 Timothy 6:18
New International Version
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

New Living Translation
Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

English Standard Version
They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

Berean Study Bible
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, and to be generous and ready to share,

Berean Literal Bible
to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous in distributing, ready to share,

New American Standard Bible
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

King James Bible
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Christian Standard Bible
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share,

Contemporary English Version
Instruct them to do as many good deeds as they can and to help everyone. Remind the rich to be generous and share what they have.

Good News Translation
Command them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share with others.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

International Standard Version
They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share.

NET Bible
Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others.

New Heart English Bible
that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that they should do good works, should be rich in good deeds, and should be ready to give and to share,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tell them to do good, to do a lot of good things, to be generous, and to share.

New American Standard 1977
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

Jubilee Bible 2000
but charge them to do good, that they be rich in good works, liberal to distribute, willing to communicate,

King James 2000 Bible
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to share;

American King James Version
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

American Standard Version
that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Douay-Rheims Bible
To do good, to be rich in good works, to give easily, to communicate to others,

Darby Bible Translation
to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in distributing, disposed to communicate [of their substance],

English Revised Version
that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Webster's Bible Translation
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Weymouth New Testament
They must be beneficent, rich in noble deeds, open-handed and liberal;

World English Bible
that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Young's Literal Translation
to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate,
Study Bible
A Charge to the Rich
17Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy. 18Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, and to be generous and ready to share, 19treasuring up for themselves a firm foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 11:2
Divide your portion among seven, or even eight, for you do not know what disaster may befall the land.

Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Luke 3:11
John replied, "Whoever has two tunics should share with him who has none, and whoever has food should do the same."

Romans 12:8
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

Ephesians 4:28
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.

1 Timothy 5:10
and well known for good deeds such as bringing up children, entertaining strangers, washing the feet of the saints, imparting relief to the afflicted, and devoting herself to every good work.

Treasury of Scripture

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

they do.

2 Chronicles 24:16
And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Ecclesiastes 3:12
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

river.

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.

Luke 12:21
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Acts 9:36
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

ready.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: …

Psalm 112:9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Proverbs 11:24,25
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty…

willing to communicate.







Lexicon
[Instruct them] to do good,
ἀγαθοεργεῖν (agathoergein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 14: To work that which is good, perform good deeds. From agathos and ergon; to work good.

to be rich
πλουτεῖν (ploutein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4147: To become rich, be rich, abound in. From ploutizo; to be wealthy.

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

good
καλοῖς (kalois)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

works,
ἔργοις (ergois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

[and] to be
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

generous
εὐμεταδότους (eumetadotous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2130: From eu and a presumed derivative of metadidomi; good at imparting, i.e. Liberal.

[and] ready to share,
κοινωνικούς (koinōnikous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2843: Willing to share, sociable, ready to communicate, beneficent. From koinonos; communicative, i.e. liberal.
(18) That they do good, that they be rich in good works.--These words--coming directly after the statement that the good and pleasant things of this world, which are possessed in so large a share by the "rich," are, after all, the gifts of God, who means them for our enjoyment--these words seem to point to the highest enjoyment procurable by these "rich"--the luxury of doing good, of helping others to be happy the only enjoyment that never fails, never disappoints.

Ready to distribute, willing to communicate.--In distinguishing between these words, which are nearly synonymous, the first points rather to the hand which generously gives, and the second to the heart which lovingly sympathises.

The first obeys willingly the Master's charge--"Give to him that asketh;" the second follows that loving command which bids His own to rejoice with those that rejoice, and to mourn with those that mourn.

Verse 18. - That they be ready for ready, A.V. Do good (ἀγαθοεργεῖν; here only, for the more common ἀγαθοποιεῖν). That they be rich in good works (1 Timothy 5:10, note); not merely in the perishing riches of this present world - the same sentiment as Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 12:33 and 21. Ready to distribute (εὐμεταδότους); here only in the New Testament, and rarely in later classical Greek. The opposite, "dose-handed," is δυσμετάδοτος The verb μεταδίδωμι means "to give to others a share or portion of what one has" (Luke 3:11; Romans 1:11; Romans 12:8; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Thessalonians 2:8). Willing to communicate (κοινωνίκους); here only in the New Testament, but found in classical Greek in a slightly different sense. "Communicative" is the exact equivalent, though in this wider use it is obsolete. We have the same precept in Hebrews 13:16, "To do good and to communicate forget not." (For κοινωνεῖν in the sense of "giving," see Romans 12:13; Galatians 6:6; Philippians 4:15; and for κοινωνία in the same sense, see Romans 15:26; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Hebrews 13:16.) 6:17-21 Being rich in this world is wholly different from being rich towards God. Nothing is more uncertain than worldly wealth. Those who are rich, must see that God gives them their riches; and he only can give to enjoy them richly; for many have riches, but enjoy them poorly, not having a heart to use them. What is the best estate worth, more than as it gives opportunity of doing the more good? Showing faith in Christ by fruits of love, let us lay hold on eternal life, when the self-indulgent, covetous, and ungodly around, lift up their eyes in torment. That learning which opposes the truth of the gospel, is not true science, or real knowledge, or it would approve the gospel, and consent to it. Those who advance reason above faith, are in danger of leaving faith. Grace includes all that is good, and grace is an earnest, a beginning of glory; wherever God gives grace, he will give glory.
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