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