11 [a](A)Prescribe and teach these things. 12 (B)Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, (C)love, faith, and purity, show yourself (D)an example [b]of those who believe. 13 (E)Until I come, give your attention to the public [c](F)reading, to exhortation, and teaching. 14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was granted to you through words of (G)prophecy with (H)the laying on of hands by the [d](I)council of elders. 15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. 16 (J)Pay close attention to yourself and to the teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will (K)save both yourself and those who hear you.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 4:11 Or Keep commanding and teaching
  2. 1 Timothy 4:12 Or to
  3. 1 Timothy 4:13 I.e., of Scripture in the church service
  4. 1 Timothy 4:14 Or board of elders