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1 Timothy 6:2-4 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Especially honor and respect employers who are believers and don’t despise them, but serve them all the more, for they are fellow believers. They should be at peace with them as beloved members of God’s family. Be faithful to teach them these things as their sacred obligation.

False Teachers and True Riches

But if anyone spreads false teaching that does not agree with the healthy instruction of our Lord Jesus, teaching others that holy awe of God[a] is not important, then they prove they know nothing at all! It’s obvious they don’t value or hold dear the healing words of our Lord Jesus Christ. They are covered with the clouds of conceit. They are loaded[b] with controversy, and they love to argue their opinions and split hairs. The fruit of their ministry is contention, competition, and evil suspicions.


  1. 1 Timothy 6:3 The Aramaic here and in v. 6 literally means “the doctrine of the fear of God.” The fear of God is one of the seven spirits of God, the spirit of the fear of God (Isa. 11:2-3). To teach there is no fear of God would be leading people away from the Holy Spirit. The fear of God is more than simply loving and respecting God. There are over one hundred references in both the Old and New Testaments that speak of “the fear of God.”
  2. 1 Timothy 6:4 The Aramaic can be translated “sick with controversy.”
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