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1 Timothy 6 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Instructions to Those Who Serve

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All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be [fn]slandered.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:2 - But those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but must serve them all the more, because those who [fn]partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.
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If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not [fn]agree with sound words—those of our Lord Jesus Christ—and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:4 - he is conceited, understanding nothing but [fn]having a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, slander, evil suspicions,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:5 - and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that [fn]godliness is a means of gain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:6 - But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:7 - For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:8 - And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:9 - But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all [fn]sorts of evils, and some by aspiring to it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
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But you, O man of God, flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, [fn]perseverance, gentleness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:13 - I charge you in the presence of God, who [fn]gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:14 - that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:15 - which He will [fn]bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of [fn]kings and Lord of [fn]lords,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:16 - who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal might! Amen.
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Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty or to set their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:18 - Command them to do good, to be rich in good [fn]works, to be generous and ready to share,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:19 - storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
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O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, turning aside from godless and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called knowledge

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:21 - which some, while professing, have gone astray [fn]from the faith.

Grace be with [fn]you.

LSB Footnotes
Or blasphemed
Or devote themselves to kindness
Or come with; lit come to
Lit is sick about
Or religion
Lit the evils
Or steadfastness
Or preserves alive
Lit show
Lit those who reign as kings
Lit those who rule as lords
Or deeds
Lit concerning
Lit you (plural)

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