1 Timothy 1:19

“Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Holding faith, and a good conscience, which some hauing put away, concerning faith, haue made shipwracke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keeping faith, and being conscious of well-doing; for some, by not doing these things, have gone wrong in relation to the faith:
- Basic English Bible

maintaining faith and a good conscience; which [last] some, having put away, have made shipwreck as to faith;
- Darby Bible

Holding faith and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck:
- Webster's Bible

holding fast to faith and a clear conscience, which some have cast aside and have made shipwreck of their faith.
- Weymouth Bible

holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust away made a shipwreck concerning the faith;
- World English Bible

hauynge feith and good conscience, which summen casten awei, and perischiden aboute the feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

having faith and a good conscience, which certain having thrust away, concerning the faith did make shipwreck,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:19

1:19 Holding fast faith - Which is as a most precious liquor. And a good conscience - Which is as a clean glass. Which - Namely, a good conscience. Some having thrust away - It goes away unwillingly it always says, Do not hurt me. And they who retain this do not make shipwreck of their faith. Indeed, none can make shipwreck of faith who never had it. These, therefore, were once true believers: yet they fell not only foully, but finally; for ships once wrecked cannot be afterwards saved.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:19

1Ti 1:19 Holding faith. Essential to every saint, and especially to a minister. Some, however, had swerved from the faith, and made shipwreck. Faith is an "anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast" (Heb 6:19).

Discussion for 1 Timothy 1

  • Jtg
    I have woman in my church who peach and teach ,to said this all my church is woman ,two men . I think we have to use what GOD give us
  • Aim
    God using a woman does not mean she usurps authority over a man. God does have an order and provides a covering for the woman. Deborah was judge over the "sons of Israel." Does not a judge have authority? Does not a judge have authority to render sentencing and did not those who hear go into battle at the word given through Deborah by God? Don't presume to counsel God.
  • Dirk
    Women are not supposed to preach, and those who misread and disagree are doing so to change the bible to suit their needs, please dont do that here, thats why you have people saying its ok to be a gay Christian, they are changing the bible to suit their personal needs
  • Lilian
    Jesus always considered a woman to preach the good news . John 4.7 He even spoke the Samaritan woman on the will and ask a water to drink. Jesus told her He who drinks my living water will never be thirsty. Living water represents God's words that needs to be obeyed. Mary Magdalene was true apostle in Jesus she is a witness to his crucifixion and his resurrection. JESUS choose her to represent
  • Breeze
    A woman cannot pastor. One of the biblical requirements for a pastor is to "be the husband of one wife." Also, in 1 Tim. 2:12, a woman is not to be in authority over a man. In Ephesians 5, wives are asked to submit to their husbands. This does not mean that we are not equal to men, but our roles are different and we are created to fulfill different roles than men. Hope this helps.
  • JP
    As far as the debate over women teaching and preaching, I think we can safely say that decision's been made. Read the next chapter versus 12, 13 and 14..

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