And the Spirit expressly speaketh, that in latter times shall certain fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons,
in hypocrisy speaking lies, being seared in their own conscience,
forbidding to marry -- to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth,
because every creature of God [is] good, and nothing [is] to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,
for it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.
These things placing before the brethren, thou shalt be a good ministrant of Jesus Christ, being nourished by the words of the faith, and of the good teaching, which thou didst follow after,
and the profane and old women's fables reject thou, and exercise thyself unto piety,
for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;
stedfast [is] the word, and of all acceptation worthy;
for for this we both labour and are reproached, because we hope on the living God, who is Saviour of all men -- especially of those believing.
Charge these things, and teach;
let no one despise thy youth, but a pattern become thou of those believing in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity;
till I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching;
be not careless of the gift in thee, that was given thee through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;
of these things be careful; in these things be, that thy advancement may be manifest in all things;
take heed to thyself, and to the teaching; remain in them, for this thing doing, both thyself thou shalt save, and those hearing thee.
1 Timothy 5
An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;
aged women as mothers, younger ones as sisters -- in all purity;
honour widows who are really widows;
and if any widow have children or grandchildren, let them learn first to their own house to show piety, and to give back a recompense to the parents, for this is right and acceptable before God.
And she who is really a widow and desolate, hath hoped upon God, and doth remain in the supplications and in the prayers night and day,
and she who is given to luxury, living -- hath died;
and these things charge, that they may be blameless;
and if any one for his own -- and especially for those of the household -- doth not provide, the faith he hath denied, and than an unbeliever he is worse.
A widow -- let her not be enrolled under sixty years of age, having been a wife of one husband,
in good works being testified to: if she brought up children, if she entertained strangers, if saints' feet she washed, if those in tribulation she relieved, if every good work she followed after;
and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away,
and at the same time also, they learn [to be] idle, going about the houses; and not only idle, but also tattlers and busybodies, speaking the things they ought not;
I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling;
for already certain did turn aside after the Adversary.
If any believing man or believing woman have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the assembly be burdened, that those really widows it may relieve.
The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,
for the Writing saith, `An ox treading out thou shalt not muzzle,' and `Worthy [is] the workman of his reward.'
Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.
Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear;
I testify fully, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the choice messengers, that these things thou mayest keep, without forejudging, doing nothing by partiality.
Be laying hands quickly on no one, nor be having fellowship with sins of others; be keeping thyself pure;
no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities;
of certain men the sins are manifest beforehand, leading before to judgment, and certain also they follow after;
in like manner also the right works are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise are not able to be hid.
1 Timothy 6
As many as are servants under a yoke, their own masters worthy of all honour let them reckon, that the name of God and the teaching may not be evil spoken of;
and those having believing masters, let them not slight [them], because they are brethren, but rather let them serve, because they are stedfast and beloved, who of the benefit are partaking. These things be teaching and exhorting;
if any one be teaching otherwise, and do not consent to sound words -- those of our Lord Jesus Christ -- and to the teaching according to piety,
he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and word-striving, out of which doth come envy, strife, evil-speakings, evil-surmisings,
wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;
but it is great gain -- the piety with contentment;
for nothing did we bring into the world -- [it is] manifest that we are able to carry nothing out;
but having food and raiment -- with these we shall suffice ourselves;
and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,
for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;
and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness;
be striving the good strife of the faith, be laying hold on the life age-during, to which also thou wast called, and didst profess the right profession before many witnesses.
I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession,
that thou keep the command unspotted, unblameable, till the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which in His own times He shall shew -- the blessed and only potentate, the King of the kings and Lord of the lords,
who only is having immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no one of men did see, nor is able to see, to whom [is] honour and might age-during! Amen.
Those rich in the present age charge thou 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; --
to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate,
treasuring up to themselves a right foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life age-during.
O Timotheus, the thing entrusted guard thou, avoiding the profane vain-words and opposition of the falsely-named knowledge,
which certain professing -- concerning the faith did swerve; the grace [is] with you. Amen.