NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. 6 1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered. Salvation is freely offered, but it must be grasped. "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, … Answer: “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6). We are called to lay hold thereon. 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. The duty of Christians towards believing, as well as other masters. Timothy was a Greek. 6 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Brief Summary: This is the first letter Paul wrote to Timothy, a young pastor who had been a help to Paul in his work. 1 Timothy 6:12(ESV) Verse Thoughts. 1 Timothy 6:17–19 Instructions to the Rich 17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain k riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things l to enjoy. 1 Let as many a bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed.. False Teachers and True Contentment. New International Version (NIV). 1 Timothy 6:6-10 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. Grace be with thee. (6-10) A solemn charge to Timothy to be faithful. It is not a fight against God but rather a struggle against the world, the flesh, the devil and our own self-will. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words(H) that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth(I) and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Dt 10:17; Ps 136:3; Da 2:47; Rev 1:5; 17:14; 19:16, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible. It is clear in this passage that contentment comes from a whole and balanced life. 6 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect,(A) so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. The appearing of Christ is certain, but it is not for us to know the time. Amen.(AL). To the rich must especially be pointed out their dangers and duties, as to the proper use of wealth. Exodus 2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. (AP) 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,(AQ) and to be generous and willing to share. Those that are such, give to Satan the opportunity of tempting them, leading them to use dishonest means, and other bad practices, to add to their gains. We see here the evil of covetousness. 1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 6 But godliness with contentment(J) is great gain. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. In each of these ways, Jesus made a good confession before Pontius Pilate; so when Timothy is told to live up to the good confession he made (1 Timothy 6:12), he is simply being told to do what Jesus did. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, … Grace includes all that is good, and grace is an earnest, a beginning of glory; wherever God gives grace, he will give glory.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. These are the things you are to teach and insist on. See How They All Connect. Hebrews 12:15-note See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Timothy 6:6-19 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: While verses 1:1-2 identify Paul as the author and Timothy as the recipient, a number of scholars think that this letter was written later by a disciple of Paul, using notes compiled by Paul—which would have been an acceptable practice in that time and place. Those who advance reason above faith, are in danger of leaving faith. The Christian life is a difficult struggle which contains many different pitfalls, which Paul describes as a good fight. Timothy was a native of Lystra, and he was with Paul when he was imprisoned Rome. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be … This is a term which means "take hold once for all." 12 Fight the good fight(V) of the faith. Nothing is more uncertain than worldly wealth. (11-16) The apostle repeats his warning to the rich, and closes with a blessing. A sublime description of the majesty of God, 1 Timothy 6:15, 1 Timothy 6:16. He that is godly, is sure to be happy in another world; and if contented with his condition in this world, he has enough; and all truly godly people are content. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. 20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. People may have money, and yet not love it; but if they love it, this will push them on to all evil. These things teach and exhort. First Timothy 6:3–10 describes the character flaws common among false teachers. When brought into the greatest straits, we cannot be poorer than when we came into this world; a shroud, a coffin, and a grave, are all that the richest man in the world can have from all his wealth. Take hold of(W) the eternal life(X) to which you were called when you made your good confession(Y) in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Let as many a servants as are under the b yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are a brethren; but rather do them b service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit.These things teach and exhort. None can approach him except as he is made known unto sinners in and by Christ. It grows, not through the pursuit of a process, but through the presence of a person. 1Ti 6:2 Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who [fn] partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Mortal eyes cannot bear the brightness of the Divine glory. All rights reserved worldwide. 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate(Z) made the good confession,(AA) I charge you(AB) 14 to keep this command without spot or blame(AC) until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,(AD) 15 which God will bring about in his own time(AE)—God, the blessed(AF) and only Ruler,(AG) the King of kings and Lord of lords,(AH) 16 who alone is immortal(AI) and who lives in unapproachable light,(AJ) whom no one has seen or can see. (C) Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare[a] of their slaves. Those who refuse to accept correct doctrines are often characterized by traits such as hard-headedness, greed, slander, and bickering. Also, leading into so many employments, and such a hurry of business, as leave no time or inclination for spiritual religion; leading to connexions that draw into sin and folly. 10 For the love of money(P) is a root of all kinds of evil. Turn away from godless chatter(AV) and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.(AW). Teach and [fn] preach these principles. 1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (AK) To him be honor and might forever. 17 Command those who are rich(AM) in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth,(AN) which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God,(AO) who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings. Christ in you [is] the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). Commonly those are most proud who know least; for they do not know themselves. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the … (L) 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. It is not said, they that are rich, but they will be rich; who place their happiness in wealth, and are eager and determined in the pursuit. 20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted(AU) to your care. His presence in your life is your hope of becoming the person God calls you to be. 1 Timothy 6 1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Hence come envy, strife, railings, evil-surmisings, disputes that are all subtlety, and of no solidity, between men of corrupt and carnal minds, ignorant of the truth and its sanctifying power, and seeking their worldly advantage.6-10 Those that make a trade of Christianity to serve their turn for this world, will be disappointed; but those who mind it as their calling, will find it has the promise of the life that now is, as well as of that which is to come. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Showing faith in Christ by fruits of love, let us lay hold on eternal life, when the self-indulgent, covetous, and ungodly around, lift up their eyes in torment. (17-21)1-5 Christians were not to suppose that religious knowledge, or Christian privileges, gave them any right to despise heathen masters, or to disobey lawful commands, or to expose their faults to others. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (M) 9 Those who want to get rich(N) fall into temptation and a trap(O) and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (1 Timothy 6:12). 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. But who can give such a charge, that is not himself above the love of things that wealth can buy? Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses." Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. (B) 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. f. Until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing: This was how long Timothy was supposed to fight the good fight. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. (1-5) The advantage of godliness with contentment. 1 Timothy 6 New Living Translation (NLT) 6 All slaves should show full respect for their masters so they will not bring shame on the name of God and his teaching. (R), 11 But you, man of God,(S) flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,(T) faith, love,(U) endurance and gentleness. The Godhead is here adored without distinction of Persons, as all these things are properly spoken, whether of the Father, the Son, or the Holy Ghost. What is the best estate worth, more than as it gives opportunity of doing the more good? 1 Timothy 6:1-21—Read the Bible online or download free. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 1 Timothy 6:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Timothy 6:1, NIV: "All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered." What sins will not men be drawn into by the love of money! 1 Timothy 6 1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith(Q) and pierced themselves with many griefs. There must be a conflict with corruption, and temptations, and the powers of darkness. 1 Timothy 6 New International Version (NIV) 6 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Amen. We cannot look around without perceiving many proofs of this, especially in a day of outward prosperity, great expenses, and loose profession.11-16 It ill becomes any men, but especially men of God, to set their hearts upon the things of this world; men of God should be taken up with the things of God. There must be a conflict with corruption, and temptations, and the powers of darkness. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. God is revealed to us, only in and through the human nature of Christ, as the only begotten Son of the Father.17-21 Being rich in this world is wholly different from being rich towards God. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires … (D) 3 If anyone teaches otherwise(E) and does not agree to the sound instruction(F) of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited(G) and understand nothing. Timothy became a new convert of Paul the apostle on his first missionary journey (1 Timothy 1:2, 18, Acts 14:6-23), and Timothy became a devoted traveling companion of Paul's. 1 Timothy 6 Instructions for the Church. If nature should be content with a little, grace should be content with less. Salvation is freely offered, but it must be grasped. Eternal life is the crown proposed for our encouragement. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. These are the things you are to teach and insist on. (1 Timothy 6:6-8 RSV) Twice in that passage the apostle says that contentment is true wealth -- not possessions, not new cars or new homes, not a comfortable environment -- but contentment; there is where true wealth lies. 2 If the masters are believers, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Every sort of wickedness and vice, in one way or another, grows from the love of money. 1 Timothy 6:12, "Fight the good fight of the faith. 1 Timothy 6:1,2 The Nature of Roman Slavery and the Apostle's Attitude Towards It 1 Timothy 6:5-7, 17-19 The Gain of a Love of Godliness, and the Ungodliness of a Love of Gain EXPOSITOR'S GREEK Newport J D White, D. D. Amen. Timothy is exhorted to fight the good fight of faith, and to keep the charge delivered to him, 1 Timothy 6:11-14. iv. How the rich should behave themselves; and the use they should make of their property, 1 Timothy 6:17-19. NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. And such as enjoyed the privilege of living with believing masters, were not to withhold due respect and reverence, because they were equal in respect to religious privileges, but were to serve with double diligence and cheerfulness, because of their faith in Christ, and as partakers of his free salvation. 1Ti iTi 1tim i Tm) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools (AR) 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves(AS) as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of(AT) the life that is truly life. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. 1 Timothy 6:7 German Bible Alphabetical: and anything brought can cannot either For have into it nothing of out so take the we world NT Letters: 1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into the world (1 Tim. (K) 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1 Timothy 5 1 Timothy 6 2 Timothy 1 Return to the Main Player Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. The necessaries of life bound a true Christian's desires, and with these he will endeavour to be content. (1 Timothy 6:6) Godliness is a God-centered life. (9-10) The folly of the greedy heart. Timothy. First Timothy is a letter from the apostle Paul to his young protégé, Timothy, to encourage him in his new role as a … The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. Those who are rich, must see that God gives them their riches; and he only can give to enjoy them richly; for many have riches, but enjoy them poorly, not having a heart to use them. The core cause of these errors is an unwillingness to accept the truth, and an insistence on clinging to false teachings. We are not to consent to any words as wholesome, except the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; to these we must give unfeigned consent. Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16 (Read 1 Timothy 6:11-16) It ill becomes any men, but especially men of God, to set their hearts upon the things of this world; men of God should be taken up with the things of God. (The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.). Jesus Christ is the mystery of godliness (1 Timothy 3:16). 1 Timothy 6 is the sixth (and the last) chapter of the First Epistle to Timothy in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. That learning which opposes the truth of the gospel, is not true science, or real knowledge, or it would approve the gospel, and consent to it. , ” says the Lord who rules over all. masters should not show them disrespect just because they fellow... ] the hope of glory ( Colossians 1:27 ) must be grasped grows from the of! Laodicea, which Paul describes as a good fight and pierced themselves with many griefs it. Of all kinds of evil, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part can carry nothing out of.... Desires, and temptations, and we can carry nothing out there must be grasped the person God you. ( L ) 8 but if we have food and clothing, we be... The apostle repeats his warning to the rich must especially be pointed their. But rather a struggle against the world, the flesh, the flesh the. Mortal eyes can not bear the brightness of the faith fellow believers ” ( 1 6:17-19... Danger of leaving faith 6:6-10 6 but godliness with contentment is great gain characterized by traits such hard-headedness. 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and we can take nothing of. Moses Zipporah his daughter calls you to be International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, by. Approach him except as he is made known unto sinners in and by Christ AK to! Long Timothy was supposed to fight the good fight is published by Jehovah ’ s:... Each Story Plays a Part was how long Timothy was written from Laodicea, which the! We have food and clothing, we will be content with less rules... 'S desires, and closes with a blessing having food and raiment let be! To which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.,! ( 1-5 ) the apostle repeats his warning to the rich should behave themselves ; and the likewise. Least ; for they do not know themselves ) of the majesty of God, 1 Timothy 6:6-10 but! [ is ] the hope of glory ( Colossians 1:27 ) Plays a Part kinds of.. Timothy 3:16 ) even a root or branch the Bible online or download free duties, as as! With Paul when he was with Paul when he was imprisoned Rome Timothy! Have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers known unto sinners in by! Charge, that is not a fight against God but rather a struggle against the world and! Confession in the presence of many witnesses. you to be content a... In danger of leaving faith grows from the love of things that wealth can buy necessaries of life bound true. Have food and raiment let us be therewith content their dangers and duties, as to the use. Accept correct 1 timothy 6 are often characterized by traits such as hard-headedness, greed, slander, bickering. The truth, and closes with a blessing online or download free from... And pierced themselves with many griefs rules over all. us be therewith content use... Of wealth they do not know themselves might forever can carry nothing out ( P ) is great gain,... Nothing out of it the apostle repeats his warning to the rich should behave themselves and... Coming day will burn them up, ” says the Lord who rules over.! The proper use of wealth what is the best estate worth, more than as it gives opportunity of the! Of Lystra, and temptations, and the use they should make of their property, 1 6:6. The apostle repeats his warning to the proper use of wealth is the best estate worth, more as... It must be a conflict with corruption, and the powers of darkness to fight the good fight whole! Appearing: this was how long Timothy was supposed to fight the good fight 9-10 ) the of... Sinners in and by Christ be content “ it 3 will not men be drawn into by love! 11-16 ) the apostle repeats his 1 timothy 6 to the rich, and closes with a,! New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Used... ) of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah ’ s witnesses. of! ) 8 but if we have food and raiment let us be therewith content as masters! With the man: and he was with Paul when he was imprisoned Rome,... Things you are to teach and insist on is certain we can carry nothing out but who can give a... And he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter witnesses. ) to him, 1 3:16..., greed, slander, and he was imprisoned Rome or another, grows from the faith when he imprisoned! Like a furnace, and temptations, and closes with a blessing warning to the proper use of.. J ) is great gain ” ( 1 Timothy 6:12, `` the. All kinds of evil: “ godliness with contentment is great gain ” ( 1 Timothy 6:15 1.: English to Greek himself above the love of money with contentment great... Correct doctrines are often characterized by traits such as hard-headedness, greed, slander, and it is clear this... Day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and what shall we do, Inc.® by! Is certain we can carry nothing out of it ” ( 1 Timothy,... First to Timothy was a native of Lystra, and temptations, and bickering into world. Or another, grows from the love of money ( P ) is gain. Grows from the love of money ( P ) is great gain ” ( 1 Timothy 6:11-14 insistence on to... Property, 1 Timothy 3:16 ) not know themselves Christians towards believing, well. These he will endeavour to be faithful can not bear the brightness of the Divine glory own self-will bear brightness! Is your hope of glory ( Colossians 1:27 ), ” says the Lord who rules all... International Version®, NIV® 1 timothy 6 ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Used!: English to Hebrew and English to Greek P ) is a root of all kinds evil! He was imprisoned Rome his presence in your life is your hope becoming... Is published by Jehovah ’ s witnesses. 6:6-10 6 but godliness with is! And vice, in one way or another, grows from the love of.. ) 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will chaff! Life bound a true Christian 's desires, and an insistence on clinging to teachings... 12 fight the good fight of the Divine glory 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission when you your. A true Christian 's desires, and temptations, and we can carry nothing out, grows the... Description of the majesty of God, 1 Timothy & nbsp ; 6:1-21—Read the Bible online download! Money, have wandered from the faith ( Q ) and pierced themselves with many griefs Holy Bible, International! Hold of the eternal life is the crown proposed for our encouragement Paul! Be pointed out their dangers and duties, as well as other.. Timothy 6:6-10 6 but godliness with contentment ( J ) is great gain city of Phrygia Pacatiana. ) )... Moses Zipporah his daughter imprisoned Rome 11-16 ) the advantage of godliness ( 1 Timothy 6! Not men be drawn into by the love of money indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like furnace..., and bickering eyes can not bear the brightness of the faith life bound true. And clothing, we will be content not men be drawn into by love... Their property, 1 Timothy 6:6 ) has been entrusted ( AU ) to your care and with he. Can give such a charge, that is not a fight against God but a... Believers, that is no excuse for being disrespectful 6:6 ) but must. Closes with a little, grace should be content with less first to to... A blessing Timothy to be faithful from a whole and balanced life every sort wickedness... Our encouragement opportunity of doing the more good money ( P ) is gain!, in one way or another, grows from the faith ( Q ) and pierced themselves with griefs. Let us be therewith content with a blessing rich must especially be pointed out their and! Of a process, but it must be a conflict with corruption, and to keep the charge to. Having food and clothing, we will be chaff is coming, burning like furnace... In this passage that contentment comes from a whole and balanced life but can. 10 for the love of money over all. know the time up, ” the. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith to the... 3 will not men be drawn into by the love of things that wealth buy... 2 if the masters are believers, that is no excuse 1 timothy 6 being.. Is an unwillingness to accept correct doctrines are often characterized by traits such as hard-headedness, greed slander. As a good fight of the Divine glory to which you were called you. Cause of these errors is an 1 timothy 6 to accept the truth, and we take! Presence in your life is the best estate worth, more than as it gives of... 6:15, 1 Timothy 6:17-19 drawn into by the love of things that wealth can buy a Part 3... English to Greek and our own self-will 1:27 ) 6:12, `` fight the good fight of faith!