New International Version
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
King James Bible
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not negligent of the gift [that is] in thee, which has been given to thee through prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the elderhood.
World English Bible
Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.
Young's Literal Translation
be not careless of the gift in thee, that was given thee through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;
1 Timothy 4:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Neglect not the gift that is in thee - The word χαρισμα here must refer to the gifts and graces of the Divine Spirit, which Timothy received when set apart to the work of an evangelist by the imposition of St. Paul's hands, 2 Timothy 1:6, and by that of the presbytery or eldership; for it most evidently appears, from this verse and that above quoted, that he received this double imposition, not probably at different times, but on one and the same occasion. These very gifts and graces might be improved; and we have reason to believe, if not improved, would be withdrawn by the great Head of the Church.
Given thee by prophecy - It has already been conjectured (see the preface, and the note on 1 Timothy 1:18) that there had been some remarkable prediction relative to the future destiny and usefulness of Timothy. And probably it was in consequence of this that he was set apart to the office of evangelist and bishop in the Church at Ephesus. When apostles laid their hands on men, they ordinarily received the Holy Spirit with this imposition. This may be what the apostle calls to the remembrance of Timothy, and tells him not to neglect what he had received, nor the purpose for which he had received it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Exercise thyself unto Godliness.'--1 TIM. iv. 7. Timothy seems to have been not a very strong character: sensitive, easily discouraged, and perhaps with a constitutional tendency to indolence. At all events, it is very touching to notice how the old Apostle--a prisoner, soon to be a martyr--forgot all about his own anxieties and burdens, and, through both of his letters to his young helper, gives himself to the task of bracing him up. Thus he says to him, in my text, amongst other trumpet-tongued …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle cxxiii. To Venantius and Italica .
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Prefatory Scripture Passages.
They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.
as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
1 Timothy 1:18
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,
1 Timothy 4:15
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
1 Timothy 5:17
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
1 Timothy 5:19
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
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