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Chapter 4

1st Tim. 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and teachings of demons;

1st Tim. 4:2 speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

1st Tim. 4:3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and fully know the reality.

1st Tim. 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving:

1st Tim. 4:5 for it is made clean by the word of God and intercession.

1st Tim. 4:6 Lay out to the brothers these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of healthy teaching, to which you have followed closely.

1st Tim. 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ tales and exercise yourself toward godliness.

1st Tim. 4:8 For bodily exercise profits a little: but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is about to be.

1st Tim. 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.

1st Tim. 4:10 Therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.

1st Tim. 4:11 These things command and teach.

1st Tim. 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be a pattern to the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1st Tim. 4:13 Until I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.

1st Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands by the eldership.

1st Tim. 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your progress may appear to all.

1st Tim. 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the teaching; continue in them: for in doing this you will both save yourself, and them that hear you.