19 (A)[a]Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may obtain eternal life.

20 [b]O Timothy, keep that which is committed unto thee, and avoid profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called,

21 Which while some [c]profess, they have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee, Amen.

¶The first Epistle to Timothy, written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 6:19 The praise of liberality by the effects thereof: because it is a sure testimony of the Spirit of God which dwelleth in us, and therefore of the salvation that shall be given us.
  2. 1 Timothy 6:20 He rehearseth the chiefest of all the former exhortations, which ought to be deeply imprinted in the minds of all ministers of the word, to wit, that they eschew all vain babblings of sophistry and continue in the simplicity of sincere doctrine.
  3. 1 Timothy 6:21 Not only in word, but also in countenance and gesture: to be short, while their behavior was such that even when they held their peace, they would make men believe their heads were occupied about nothing but high and weighty matters, even then they erred concerning the faith.

19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves(A) as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of(B) the life that is truly life.

20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted(C) to your care. Turn away from godless chatter(D) and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.(E)

Grace be with you all.(F)

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19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

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