The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Timothy
AUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ,
which is our hope;
1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace,
mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ
1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I
went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they
teach no other doctrine,
1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies,
which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is
in faith: so do
1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a
pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of
1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside
unto vain jangling;
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding
neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man
use it lawfully;
1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a
righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the
ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers
of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves
with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons,
and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound
1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed
God, which was committed to my trust.
1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled
me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the
1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and
injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it
ignorantly in unbelief.
1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant
with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all
acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners; of whom I am chief.
1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me
first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a
pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life
1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the
only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.
1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy,
according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that
thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some
having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have
delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
[ I Timothy:
Chapter 1: | Verses: 20 | Words: 432 ]
exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all
2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness
2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight
of God our Saviour;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto
the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified
in due time.
2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle,
(I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of
the Gentiles in faith and verity.
2:8 I will therfore that men pray every where, lifting
up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in
modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with
broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness)
with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp
authority over the man, but to be in silence.
2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being
deceived was in the transgression.
2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing,
if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with
[ I Timothy:
Chapter 2: | Verses: 15 | Words: 247 ]
HIS is a true saying, If a
man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one
wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality,
apt to teach;
3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy
lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his
children in subjection with all gravity;
3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
how shall he take care of the church of God?)
3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he
fall into the condemnation of the devil.
3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which
are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the
3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave,
not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy
3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure
3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them
use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
3:11 Even so must their wives be grave,
not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling
their children and their own houses well.
3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well
purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the
faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto
3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou
oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the
church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the
3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of
godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the
Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
in the world, received up into glory.
[ I Timothy:
Chapter 3: | Verses: 16 | Words: 324 ]
OW the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience
seared with a hot iron;
4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to
abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with
thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4:4 For every creature of God is good, and
nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and
4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these
things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ,
nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine,
whereunto thou hast attained.
4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and
exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness
is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that
now is, and of that which is to come.
4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all
4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach,
because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all
men, specially of those that believe.
4:11 These things command and teach.
4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an
example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity,
in spirit, in faith, in purity.
4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to
exhortation, to doctrine.
4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was
given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the
4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to
them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;
continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save
thyself, and them that hear thee.
[ I Timothy:
Chapter 4: | Verses: 16 | Words: 310 ]
EBUKE not an elder, but intreat
him as a father; and the younger men as
5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters,
with all purity.
5:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them
learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their
parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate,
trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers
night and day.
5:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she
5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be
5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially
for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is
worse than an infidel.
5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under
threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have
brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have
washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if
she have diligently followed every good work.
5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have
begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their
5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering
about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also
and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear
children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary
to speak reproachfully.
5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
5:16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let
them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it
may relieve them that are widows indeed.
5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of
double honour, especially they who labour in the word and
5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the
ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is
worthy of his reward.
5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but
before two or three witnesses.
5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also
5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus
Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things
without preferring one before another, doing nothing by
5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker
of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for
thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before
to judgment; and some men they follow after.
5:25 Likewise also the good works of some are
manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be
[ I Timothy:
Chapter 5: | Verses: 25 | Words: 470 ]
ET 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.
6:2 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. These things teach and exhort.
6:3 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
6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about
questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife,
railings, evil surmisings,
6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and
destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from
such withdraw thyself.
6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
6:7 For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith
6:9 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.
6:10 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.
6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and
follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience,
6:12 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.
6:13 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;
6:14 That thou keep this commandment without
spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus
6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the
blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of
6:16 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. Amen.
6:17 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;
6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works,
ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation
against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal
6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy
trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and
oppositions of science falsely so called:
6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the
faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.