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

  • Irene123
    To AIM - Jer. 35:19; Eze. 22:30; God is not unreasonable; we can reason with him. Deborah was chosen because there was no man to stand in the gap, but God's preference was for a man. Deborah was a PROPHETESS, like Anna of Luke. In Judges 4:6 Deborah rebukes Barak, the armies leader for not doing God's will. So God told her to go with him - if that was the only way He could get His will done.
  • Irene123
    To Breeze - THANK-YOU so much for pointing out the scripture on pastors, bishops are to have one wife. I've known women weren't to usurp authority, but hadn't noticed this scripture. It makes it so OBVIOUS!!
    Pastors, etc. ".....are to have one WIFE;" not pastors, etc. are to have one HUSBAND. I can't thank you enough for knowing who Jesus is.
  • Mark verrell
    these words are astounding MIRACULOUS INSPIRING HOPE FILLED (when one reads of the reactions of some in society who offer nothing other than worse retribution and punishment to the everyday occurrences of crimes described in these passages 1 Timothy 8-11 IT IS AWESOME THE HOPE IN THESE SCRIPTURES
  • 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
  • Silvia
    There is no doubt that the womens role as a Christian is different to the mens. There are many references to confirm this in the Bible. Surely Eve was made different to Adam for a reason surely if the roles where the same we would look and be the same? Why is this so diffucult to understand for some women?
  • 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.

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