1 Timothy 4
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1 Timothy 4
Instructions to Timothy...
But the Spirit distinctly says that in latter times some shall fall away from the belief, paying attention to misleading spirits, and teachings of demons,
speaking lies in hypocrisy, having been branded on their own conscience,
forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which Elohim created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
Because every creature of Elohim is good, and none is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
for it is set apart by the Word of Elohim and prayer.
If you present these matters to the brothers, you shall be a good servant of Yahushua Messiah, being nourished in the words of belief and of the good teaching which you have followed closely.
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather to reverence.
For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but reverence is profitable for all, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.
Trustworthy is the word, and worthy of all acceptance.
It is for this that we labour and struggle, because we trust in the living Elohim, who is the Saviour of all men, particularly of those who believe.
Command and teach these matters.
Let no one look down on your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in belief, in cleanliness.
Until I come, give attention to reading of Scripture, to encouragement, to teaching.
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the elderhood.
Practise these matters, be in them, so that your progress might be plain to all.
Pay attention to yourself and to the teaching. Continue in them, for in doing this you shall save both yourself and those who hear you.
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