16 Beyond all question, the mystery(A) from which true godliness(B) springs is great:

He appeared in the flesh,(C)
    was vindicated by the Spirit,[a]
was seen by angels,
    was preached among the nations,(D)
was believed on in the world,
    was taken up in glory.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:16 Or vindicated in spirit

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales;(A) rather, train yourself to be godly.(B)

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For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,(A) holding promise for both the present life(B) and the life to come.(C)

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If anyone teaches otherwise(A) and does not agree to the sound instruction(B) of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,

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and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth(A) and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

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But godliness with contentment(A) is great gain.(B)

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Final Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God,(A) flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,(B) faith, love,(C) endurance and gentleness.

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having a form of godliness(A) but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.(B)

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Paul, a servant of God(A) and an apostle(B) of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth(C) that leads to godliness(D)

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