1 Timothy 6
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1As many as are servants under a yoke, let them reckon their own masters worthy of all honor, that evil may not be spoken of the Name of God and the teaching; 2and those having believing masters, do not let them slight [them], because they are brothers, but rather let them serve, because they are steadfast and beloved, who are partaking of the benefit. Be teaching and exhorting these things;

3if anyone be teaching otherwise, and does not consent to sound words—those of our Lord Jesus Christ—and to the teaching according to piety, 4he is proud, knowing nothing, but unhealthy about questions and word-striving, out of which come envy, strife, slanders, evil-surmisings, 5wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;

6but it is great gain—the piety with contentment; 7for we brought nothing into the world—because neither are we able to carry out anything; 8but having food and raiment—with these we will suffice ourselves; 9and those intending to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction, 10for the love of money is a root of all the evils, which certain [ones] longing for went astray from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows;

11and you, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness. 12Be striving the good strife of the faith; be laying hold on the continuous life to which you also were called, and did profess the right profession before many witnesses. 13I charge you, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the right profession before Pontius Pilate, 14that you keep the command unspotted, unblameable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which He will show in His own times—the blessed and only sovereign, the King of the kings and Lord of the lords, 16having immortality alone, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no one of men saw, nor is able to see, to whom [is] honor and perpetual might! Amen.

17Charge those rich in the present age not to be high-minded, nor to hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, who is giving to us all things richly for enjoyment— 18to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate, 19treasuring up to themselves a right foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on [that which is] truly life.

20O Timotheus, guard the thing entrusted, avoiding the profane vain-words and opposition of the falsely-named knowledge, 21which certain [ones] professing—swerved concerning the faith. The grace [is] with you! Amen.


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