1 Timothy 6:5
New International Version
and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

New Living Translation
These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy.

English Standard Version
and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

Berean Study Bible
and constant friction between men of depraved mind who are devoid of the truth. These men regard godliness as a means of gain.

Berean Literal Bible
and constant frictions among men corrupted in mind and destitute of the truth, holding godliness to be a means of gain.

New American Standard Bible
and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

King James Bible
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Christian Standard Bible
and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.

Contemporary English Version
and nasty quarrels. They have wicked minds and have missed out on the truth. These people think religion is supposed to make you rich.

Good News Translation
and constant arguments from people whose minds do not function and who no longer have the truth. They think that religion is a way to become rich.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.

International Standard Version
and incessant conflict between people who are depraved in mind and deprived of truth. They think that godliness is a way to make a profit.

NET Bible
and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit.

New Heart English Bible
constant friction of people of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the misery of the children of men who corrupt their minds and are cheated of the truth, and they think that making money is the worship of God; but stay away from these things,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and conflict between people whose corrupt minds have been robbed of the truth. They think that a godly life is a way to make a profit.

New American Standard 1977
and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
perverse disputings of men of corrupt understanding, and destitute of the truth, using piety as a source of gain: from such withdraw thyself.

King James 2000 Bible
Perverse wranglings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

American King James Version
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

American Standard Version
wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness.

Darby Bible Translation
constant quarrellings of men corrupted in mind and destitute of the truth, holding gain to be [the end of] piety.

English Revised Version
wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.

Webster's Bible Translation
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Weymouth New Testament
and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.

World English Bible
constant friction of people of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. Withdraw yourself from such.

Young's Literal Translation
wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;
Study Bible
Reject False Doctrines
4he is conceited and understands nothing. Instead, he has an unhealthy interest in controversies and semantics, out of which come envy, strife, abusive talk, evil suspicions, 5and constant friction between men of depraved mind who are devoid of the truth. These men regard godliness as a means of gain. 6Of course, godliness with contentment is great gain.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:7
But reject irreverent and silly myths. Instead, train yourself for godliness.

1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

2 Timothy 3:8
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and disqualified from the faith.

Titus 1:11
who must be silenced. For the sake of dishonorable gain, they undermine entire households and teach things they should not.

Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Indeed, both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

2 Peter 2:3
In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.

Treasury of Scripture

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

Perverse, etc.

1 Timothy 1:6
From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

1 Corinthians 11:16
But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

men.

Matthew 7:17-20
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit…

Matthew 12:33
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

John 3:19-21
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil…

supposing.

1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 Timothy 3:3,8
Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; …

2 Kings 5:20-27
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him…

from.

Romans 16:17,18
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them…

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.







Lexicon
[and] constant friction
διαπαρατριβαὶ (diaparatribai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3859: Useless debate. From a compound of para and diatribo; misemployment, i.e. Meddlesomeness.

between men
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

of depraved
διεφθαρμένων (diephtharmenōn)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1311: To destroy, waste; hence met: I corrupt. From diaballo and phtheiro; to rot thoroughly, i.e. to ruin.

mind
νοῦν (noun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3563: Probably from the base of ginosko; the intellect, i.e. Mind; by implication, meaning.

[who are]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

devoid
ἀπεστερημένων (apesterēmenōn)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 650: To defraud, deprive of, despoil; mid: I endure deprivation; pass: To be bereft of. From apo and stereo; to despoil.

of the truth.
ἀληθείας (alētheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 225: From alethes; truth.

[These men] regard
νομιζόντων (nomizontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3543: From nomos; properly, to do by law, i.e. To accustom; by extension, to deem or regard.

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

as
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.

a means of gain.
πορισμὸν (porismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4200: A source of gain, livelihood. From a derivative of poros; furnishing, i.e. money-getting.
(5) Perverse disputings.--The older authorities read here a word which should be rendered "lasting or obstinate conflicts." These words close the long catalogue of the fruits of the teaching of the false masters of the new faith, and point out that the disputes engendered by these useless and unhappy controversies would be no mere temporary difficulties, but would indefinitely prolong their weary story.

Of men of corrupt minds.--More accurately Tendered, corrupted in their mind. From their mind, over which corruption had spread, arose those mists which (1Timothy 6:4) had clouded their sight with pride. The language used seems to imply that for these unhappy men a time had existed when corruption had not done its fatal work.

Destitute of the truth.--More literally, deprived of the truth. The truth was taken away from them: this was the immediate consequence of the corruption which had spread over their minds.

Supposing that gain is godliness.--Here the translation of the Greek words must run thus, supposing that godliness is a source of gain. The article before the word signifying godliness requires this rendering of the sentence. (See Titus 1:11.) St. Paul, here adding his command to Timothy to have no dealings with these men, dismisses the subject with these few scathing words of scorn and contempt. One can imagine with what feelings of holy anger one like the noble chivalrous St. Paul would regard the conduct of men who looked upon the profession of the religion of the Crucified as a source of gain. This was by far the gravest of his public charges against these teachers of a strange and novel Christianity. We read elsewhere (1Corinthians 3:12-15) men might go wrong in doctrine, might even teach an unpractical, useless religion, if only they were trying their poor best to build on the one foundation--Christ. Their faulty work would perish, but they would assuredly find mercy if only they were in earnest, if only they were zeal. But these, St. Paul tells Timothy and his church, were not in earnest; these were unreal. Their religion--they traded upon it. Their teaching--they taught only to win gold. There was another school of teaching--he had just been dwelling on it--the teaching which told men, even slaves, simply, lovingly to do their duty as though ever in the presence of the Lord, without any restless longing for change. This teaching would win souls to Christ, but it would never win gold, or popular applause, or gain, as the world counts gain.

From such withdraw thyself.--Most, though not all, the ancient authorities omit these words.

Verse 5. - Wranglings for perverse disputings, A.V. and T.R.; corrupted in mind for of corrupt minds, A.V.; bereft for destitute, A.V.; godliness is a way of gain for gain is godliness, A.V. Wranglings (διαπαρατριβαί, R.T.; παραδιατριβαί, T.R.). The R.T. has far the largest weight of authority in its favor (Ellicott). The substantive παρατριβή in Polybius means "provocation," "collision," "friction," and the like. Hence διαπαρατριβή (which is only found here) means "continued wranglings." The substantive διατριβή (English diatribe) means, among other things, a "discussion" or "argument." The addition of πάρα gives the sense of a "perverse discussion," or "disputing." Bereft (ἀπεστερημένων). The difference between the A.V. "destitute" and the R.V. "bereft" is that the latter implies that they once had possession of the truth, but had lost it by their own fault. They had fallen away from the truth, and were twice dead. Godliness is a way of gain. The A.V., that gain is godliness, is clearly wrong, utterly confusing the subject with the predicate, and so destroying the connection between the clause and ver. 6. A way of gain (πορισμός); only here and in ver. 6 in the New Testament. but found in Wisd. 13:19 Wisd. 14:2; Polybius, etc. It signifies "a source of gain," "a means of malting money," or, in one word, "a trade." The same charge is brought against the heretical teachers (Titus 1:11). The cause in the A.V. and T.R., from such withdraw thyself, is not in the R.T. 6:1-5 Christians were not to suppose that religious knowledge, or Christian privileges, gave them any right to despise heathen masters, or to disobey lawful commands, or to expose their faults to others. And such as enjoyed the privilege of living with believing masters, were not to withhold due respect and reverence, because they were equal in respect to religious privileges, but were to serve with double diligence and cheerfulness, because of their faith in Christ, and as partakers of his free salvation. We are not to consent to any words as wholesome, except the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; to these we must give unfeigned consent. Commonly those are most proud who know least; for they do not know themselves. Hence come envy, strife, railings, evil-surmisings, disputes that are all subtlety, and of no solidity, between men of corrupt and carnal minds, ignorant of the truth and its sanctifying power, and seeking their worldly advantage.
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