1 Timothy 1:4
Good News Translation
Tell them to give up those legends and those long lists of ancestors, which only produce arguments; they do not serve God's plan, which is known by faith.

Contemporary English Version
You needed to warn them to stop wasting their time on senseless stories and endless lists of ancestors. Such things only cause arguments. They don't help anyone to do God's work that can only be done by faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which furnish questions rather than the edification of God which is in faith.

New American Bible
or to concern themselves with myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the plan of God that is to be received by faith.

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Not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which furnish questions rather than the edification of God which is in faith.

to.

1 Timothy 4:7 But avoid foolish and old wives fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.

1 Timothy 6:4,20 He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, . . .

2 Timothy 2:14,16-18 Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord. Contend not in words: for it is to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. . . .

2 Timothy 4:4 And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn themselves away from the truth.

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.

endless.

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain.

questions.

1 Timothy 6:4,5 He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, . . .

2 Timothy 2:22 But flee thou youthful desires, and pursue justice, faith, charity and peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

godly.

1 Timothy 3:16 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 6:3,11 If any man teach otherwise and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, . . .

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

2 Corinthians 7:9,10 Now I am glad: not because you were made sorrowful, but because you were made sorrowful unto penance. For you were made sorrowful according to God, that you might suffer damage by us in nothing. . . .

Ephesians 4:12-16 For the perfecting of the saints, for the word of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: . . .

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of the elect of God and the acknowledging of the truth, which is according to godliness:

Hebrews 13:9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.

Context
Warning against False Teaching
3As I desired thee to remain at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some not to teach otherwise: 4Not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which furnish questions rather than the edification of God which is in faith. 5Now the end of the commandment is charity from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith.…
Cross References
Ephesians 3:2
If yet you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me towards you:

1 Timothy 4:7
But avoid foolish and old wives fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.

1 Timothy 6:4
He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 2:23
And avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget strifes.

2 Timothy 4:4
And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

Titus 1:14
Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn themselves away from the truth.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain.

2 Peter 1:16
For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.

Additional Translations
or devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculation rather than the stewardship of God’s work, which is by faith.

nor to give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which bring speculations rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith.

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith;'so do I now .

nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than [further] God's dispensation, which [is] in faith.

neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, the which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith; so do I now.

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do.

and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.

neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith--

nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --
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