1 Timothy - The 1st Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy

By Vexen Crabtree 2012 Jul 14

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Chapters in 1 Timothy:
1  2  3  4  5  6 
Total verses: 113

The two personal letters written by Paul to Timothy include personal commentary, plus, advice on the running of the Christian group Timothy was leading. He is telling Timothy to enforce proper doctrine as many Christians did not believe what Paul wanted them to. The instructs that Godliness is better than materialism. However, these letters were written after the death of Paul and merely written in his name, merely including personal details as a way of making them seem genuine.

13 of the books of the Christian New Testament are the epistles (letters) of St. Paul. Seven were probably written by Paul himself and six others have been written in his name by (anonymous) followers, some up to 80 years after his death. By the time the official Bible canon was produced, no-one knew that only some were genuine. The historical Paul probably did write 1 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Philemon and Romans. Letters forged in the name of Paul are 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Ephesians, Colossians and 2 Thessalonians.1. Paul was born in Tarsus as "Saul" and adopted the name of Paul after converting to what is now Christianity. He was an early leader of the growing Christian churches around the Roman Empire, and the writings of St. Paul are the earliest existing Christian writings known to historians. Despite this, Paul never met Jesus and appears to rely mostly on Greek myths and legends, many of which he copied, placing Jesus at the center of them instead of their original heroes.

"St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism" by Vexen Crabtree (1999)


1. The 6 chapters of 1 Timothy (113 verses)

1 Timothy chapter 1 (20 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to a command of God our Saviour, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,

1 Timothy 1:4 is referenced on The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 4.2. The Genealogies Are Mythological

For more on 1 Timothy 1:4 see The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 4.2. The Genealogies Are Mythological

Some comments on 1 Timothy 1:4 are on The Gospel of Matthew, the Fraud!: 7.0. Matthew chapter 1 (25 verses) - Ancestors of Jesus Christ listed; Mary pregnant by Holy Spirit; Angel appears to Joseph; Joseph marries Mary; Jesus is born

For more on 1 Timothy 1:4 see The Gospel of Matthew, the Fraud!: 7.0. Matthew chapter 1 (25 verses) - Ancestors of Jesus Christ listed; Mary pregnant by Holy Spirit; Angel appears to Joseph; Joseph marries Mary; Jesus is born

Some comments on 1 Timothy 1:4 are on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 1.0. Luke chapter 3 (38 verses) - John came from the wilderness preaching repentance. Jesus was baptised. He was son of David, son of Abraham, son of Adam, son of God.

1 Timothy 1:4 is referenced on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 1.0. Luke chapter 3 (38 verses) - John came from the wilderness preaching repentance. Jesus was baptised. He was son of David, son of Abraham, son of Adam, son of God.

2Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.to Timotheus -- genuine child in faith: Grace, kindness, peace, from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord,
3As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,according as I did exhort thee to remain in Ephesus -- I going on to Macedonia -- that thou mightest charge certain not to teach any other thing,
4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --
5Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:And the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned,
6From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;from which certain, having swerved, did turn aside to vain discourse,
7Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.willing to be teachers of law, not understanding either the things they say, nor concerning what they asseverate,
8But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;and we have known that the law `is' good, if any one may use it lawfully;
9Knowing 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,having known this, that for a righteous man law is not set, but for lawless and insubordinate persons, ungodly and sinners, impious and profane, parricides and matricides, men-slayers,
10For 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 doctrine;whoremongers, sodomites, men-stealers, liars, perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that to sound doctrine is adverse,
11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.according to the good news of the glory of the blessed God, with which I was entrusted.
12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;And I give thanks to him who enabled me -- Christ Jesus our Lord -- that he did reckon me stedfast, having put `me' to the ministration,
13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.who before was speaking evil, and persecuting, and insulting, but I found kindness, because, being ignorant, I did `it' in unbelief,
14And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.and exceedingly abound did the grace of our Lord, with faith and love that `is' in Christ Jesus:
15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.stedfast `is' the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners -- first of whom I am;
16Howbeit 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 everlasting.but because of this I found kindness, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern of those about to believe on him to life age-during:
17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.and to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only wise God, `is' honour and glory -- to the ages of the ages! Amen.
18This 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;This charge I commit to thee, child Timotheus, according to the prophesies that went before upon thee, that thou mayest war in them the good warfare,
19Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:having faith and a good conscience, which certain having thrust away, concerning the faith did make shipwreck,
20Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I did deliver to the Adversary, that they might be instructed not to speak evil.

1 Timothy chapter 2 (15 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;I exhort, then, first of all, there be made supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, for all men:

1 Timothy 2:9-10 comments: St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 7. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

For more on 1 Timothy 2:11-14 see Christian Mythology: Adam and Eve, and the Serpent, in the Garden of Eden: 2.7. Misogyny in Genesis 3

1 Timothy 2:11-15 comments: St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 7. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

1 Timothy 2:11-14 is discussed on Book of Genesis chapter 3: Adam, Eve and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden: 3.0. Genesis 3:1-6 - The Snake Convinces Eve to Eat, and Eve Gives to Her Husband (Misogyny and Christianity)

2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.for kings, and all who are in authority, that a quiet and peaceable life we may lead in all piety and gravity,
3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;for this `is' right and acceptable before God our Saviour,
4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.who doth will all men to be saved, and to come to the full knowledge of the truth;
5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;for one `is' God, one also `is' mediator of God and of men, the man Christ Jesus,
6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.who did give himself a ransom for all -- the testimony in its own times --
7Whereunto 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.in regard to which I was set a preacher and apostle -- truth I say in Christ, I do not lie -- a teacher of nations, in faith and truth.
8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.I wish, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up kind hands, apart from anger and reasoning;
9In 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;in like manner also the women, in becoming apparel, with modesty and sobriety to adorn themselves, not in braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or garments of great price,
10But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.but -- which becometh women professing godly piety -- through good works.
11Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection,
12But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness,
13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.for Adam was first formed, then Eve,
14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.and Adam was not deceived, but the woman, having been deceived, into transgression came,
15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.and she shall be saved through the child-bearing, if they remain in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety.

1 Timothy chapter 3 (16 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.Stedfast `is' the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;

1 Timothy 3:1-11 is referenced on Instruct with Great Patience: How Christians Should Preach and Debate, According to the Bible

For more on 1 Timothy 3:1-11 see Scriptural Debating Style: Christians and Muslims Must be Patient and Courteous: 1. Christianity: With Patience, Gentleness and Respect

1 Timothy 3:7 is discussed on Instruct with Great Patience: How Christians Should Preach and Debate, According to the Bible

1 Timothy 3:7 is referenced on Scriptural Debating Style: Christians and Muslims Must be Patient and Courteous: 1. Christianity: With Patience, Gentleness and Respect

2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach,
3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,
4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;his own house leading well, having children in subjection with all gravity,
5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)(and if any one his own house `how' to lead hath not known, how an assembly of God shall he take care of?)
6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil;
7Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil.
8Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;Ministrants -- in like manner grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not given to filthy lucre,
9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.having the secret of the faith in a pure conscience,
10And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.and let these also first be proved, then let them minister, being unblameable.
11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things.
12Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.Ministrants -- let them be of one wife husbands; the children leading well, and their own houses,
13For 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.for those who did minister well a good step to themselves do acquire, and much boldness in faith that `is' in Christ Jesus.
14These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:These things I write to thee, hoping to come unto thee soon,
15But 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 truth.and if I delay, that thou mayest know how it behoveth `thee' to conduct thyself in the house of God, which is an assembly of the living God -- a pillar and foundation of the truth,
16And 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.and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!

1 Timothy chapter 4 (16 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;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,
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;in hypocrisy speaking lies, being seared in their own conscience,
3Forbidding 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.forbidding to marry -- to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth,
4For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:because every creature of God `is' good, and nothing `is' to be rejected, with thanksgiving being received,
5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.for it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.
6If 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.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,
7But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.and the profane and old women's fables reject thou, and exercise thyself unto piety,
8For 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.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;
9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.stedfast `is' the word, and of all acceptation worthy;
10For 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.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.
11These things command and teach.Charge these things, and teach;
12Let 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.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;
13Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.till I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching;
14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.be not careless of the gift in thee, that was given thee through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;
15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.of these things be careful; in these things be, that thy advancement may be manifest in all things;
16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.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 chapter 5 (25 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;

Some comments on 1 Timothy 5:4 are on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 2.9. God Destroys Families

1 Timothy 5:8 comments: St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 8. Paul's Funky Laws

1 Timothy 5:11-12 is mentioned on St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 7. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

2The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.aged women as mothers, younger ones as sisters -- in all purity;
3Honour widows that are widows indeed.honour widows who are really widows;
4But 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.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.
5Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.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,
6But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.and she who is given to luxury, living -- hath died;
7And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.and these things charge, that they may be blameless;
8But 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.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.
9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man.A widow -- let her not be enrolled under sixty years of age, having been a wife of one husband,
10Well 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.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;
11But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
12Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away,
13And 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.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;
14I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.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;
15For some are already turned aside after Satan.for already certain did turn aside after the Adversary.
16If 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.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.
17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,
18For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.for the Writing saith, `An ox treading out thou shalt not muzzle,' and `Worthy `is' the workman of his reward.'
19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.
20Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear;
21I 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 partiality.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.
22Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.Be laying hands quickly on no one, nor be having fellowship with sins of others; be keeping thyself pure;
23Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities;
24Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.of certain men the sins are manifest beforehand, leading before to judgment, and certain also they follow after;
25Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.in like manner also the right works are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise are not able to be hid.

1 Timothy chapter 6 (21 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1Let 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.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;

Some comments on 1 Timothy 6:1-2 are on Traditional Religions and Abolition of the Slave Trade: 5.5. The New Testament

1 Timothy 6:1-2 appears on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 3.1.2. The New Testament

1 Timothy 6:12-16 is referenced on Souls do not Exist: Evidence from Science & Philosophy Against Mind-Body Dualism: 5.3. Christianity: No Souls, Only Physical Resurrection

2And 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.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;
3If 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;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,
4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and word-striving, out of which doth come envy, strife, evil-speakings, evil-surmisings,
5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;
6But godliness with contentment is great gain.but it is great gain -- the piety with contentment;
7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.for nothing did we bring into the world -- `it is' manifest that we are able to carry nothing out;
8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.but having food and raiment -- with these we shall suffice ourselves;
9But 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.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,
10For 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.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;
11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness;
12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.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.
13I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession,
14That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:that thou keep the command unspotted, unblameable, till the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;which in His own times He shall shew -- the blessed and only potentate, the King of the kings and Lord of the lords,
16Who 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.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.
17Charge 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;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; --
18That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate,
19Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.treasuring up to themselves a right foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life age-during.
20O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:O Timotheus, the thing entrusted guard thou, avoiding the profane vain-words and opposition of the falsely-named knowledge,
21Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.which certain professing -- concerning the faith did swerve; the grace `is' with you. Amen.

By Vexen Crabtree 2012 Jul 14
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Footnotes

  1. From www.ReligiousTolerance.org on 2002 August 19:
    "In his opinion, of the thirteen epistles which say that they were written by Paul, critical scholars have reached a near consensus that seven are Paul's: 1 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Philemon and Romans.
    Agreement that he did not write:
    • 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus is about 90%
    • Ephesians is about 80%
    • Colossians is about 60%
    • 2 Thessalonians is a slight majority.
    "

    As an example, the historian Bart Ehrman notes in "Lost Christianities" that "the pastoral letters of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus [...] claim to be written by Paul, but appear to have been written long after his death"

    Yet other books are pseudonymous - forgeries by people who explicitly claim to be someone else. Included in this group is [...] probably the pastoral Epistles of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, quite likely the deutero-Pauline Epistles of 2 Thessalonians, Colossians, and Ephesians, and possibly 1 Peter and Jude.

    "Lost Christianities" by Bart Ehrman (2003)2

    And,

    Virtually all scholars agree that seven of the Pauline letters are authentic: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, and Philemon. [...] The other six differ in significant ways from this core group of seven. Three of them - 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus - are so much alike that most scholars are convinced that they were written by the same person. The other three are usually assigned to three different authors.

    "Forged" by Bart Ehrman (2011)3

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  2. Ehrman (2003) p235-236.^
  3. Ehrman (2011) p92. Added to this page on 2014 Jul 14.^

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