1st Timothy 4:1
But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,
1st Timothy 4:2
through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;
1st Timothy 4:3
forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
1st Timothy 4:4
For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.
1st Timothy 4:5
For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
1st Timothy 4:6
If you instruct the brothers of these things, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which you have followed.
1st Timothy 4:7
But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness.
1st Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value for all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
1st Timothy 4:9
This saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance.
1st Timothy 4:10
For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
1st Timothy 4:11
Command and teach these things.
1st Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
1st Timothy 4:13
Until I come, pay attention to reading, to exhortation, and to teaching.
1st Timothy 4:14
Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.
1st Timothy 4:15
Be diligent in these things. Give yourself wholly to them, that your progress may be revealed to all.
1st Timothy 4:16
Pay attention to yourself, and to your teaching. Continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.