1 Timothy 4
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1And the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons, 2speaking lies in hypocrisy, being seared in their own conscience, 3forbidding to marry—to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth, 4because every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received, 5for it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.

6Placing these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Jesus Christ, being nourished by the words of the faith, and of the good teaching, which you followed after, 7but reject the profane and old women’s fables, and exercise yourself to piety, 8for bodily exercise is to little profit, but piety is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is coming; 9the word [is] steadfast, and worthy of all acceptance; 10for this we both labor and are reproached, because we hope on the living God, who is Savior of all men—especially of those believing.

11Charge these things, and teach; 12let no one despise your youth, but become a pattern of those believing in word, in behavior, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity; 13until I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching; 14do not be careless of the gift in you, that was given you through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership; 15be careful of these things; be in these things, that your advancement may be evident in all things; 16take heed to yourself and to the teaching; remain in them, for doing this thing, you will save both yourself and those hearing you.


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