The love of money is the root of all evil—Fight the good fight of faith—Do not trust in worldly riches.
1 Let as many as are under the 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 ; but rather do them , because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man otherwise, and consent not to words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is , knowing nothing, but about and of words, whereof cometh , strife, railings, ,
5 Perverse of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But with is great gain.
7 For we brought into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having and raiment let us be therewith .
9 But that will be fall into and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful , which drown men in destruction and .
10 For the of is the root of all evil: which while some after, they have from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many .
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after , godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on , whereunto thou art also called, and hast a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before ;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only , the , and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath , dwelling in the which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath , nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain , 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 , willing to ;
19 up in for themselves a good foundation the time to come, that they may lay hold on .
20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy , avoiding profane and vain babblings, and of science falsely so called:
21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
¶ The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.