1 Timothy 6:2-4
New English Translation
2 But those who have believing masters must not show them less respect[a] because they are brothers. Instead they are to serve all the more, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved.[b]
Summary of Timothy’s Duties
Teach them and exhort them about these things.[c] 3 If someone spreads false teachings[d] and does not agree with sound words (that is, those of our Lord Jesus Christ) and with the teaching that accords with godliness, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,Read full chapter
- 1 Timothy 6:2 tn Or “think the less of them”; Grk “despise them,” “look down on them.”
- 1 Timothy 6:2 tn Or “those who devote themselves to service are faithful and dearly loved” (referring to slaves who serve them).
- 1 Timothy 6:2 tn Grk “these things teach and exhort.”
- 1 Timothy 6:3 tn Grk “teaches other doctrines,” (different from apostolic teaching, cf. 1 Tim 1:3).