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

  • James
    Preacher yes pastor no
  • Linda
    Does this passage mean women can't be a Pastor or a preacher?
  • Noahsark617@ gmail.com
    My prayer and my hopes is to give the Lord our Highest praise houlilouya is the Highest Praise,
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 1
    importance of trinity not to be overlooked- in this case God our Saviour means the Father who sent his Son Christ Jesus John 3:16 somewhere in scriptures, the gospels, Christ says, "I don't do things on my iniative, I do things I hear in heaven, not of myself, the Father's will not my will: I obey the Father who has given me complete authority to do so" for instance, in the Gethsamane garden Christ agonizes in prayer to the Father "that this tribulation cup pass from me", then submits to his Father's purpose "not my will but thy will be done", "even unto death" epistles of Hebrews and Romans the Father is the grand orderor of all things which Christ has full power to obediently implement Genesis 1:26 the Holy Ghost, too, a principal actor Genesis 1:2, Hebrews 9:14, Proverbs 9:2
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 5
    love god and neighbor first greatest commandment Christ says somewhere in the gospel and elsewhere in the old testament: faith assured not disengenuous not supercilious heaven our hope see also Proverb 13:12
  • Doctrine is important however. I believe we are to contend for the faith even if it seems unloving. Examples include: Infant baptism and works salvation of any kind. Know the one who saved us, how he saved us, and love. Love confronts error even if it causes division. This is not trivial! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

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