1 Timothy 1:5

“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now the end of the commandement is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith vnfained.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the effect of the order is love coming from a clean heart, and a knowledge of what is right, and true faith:
- Basic English Bible

But the end of what is enjoined is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith;
- Darby Bible

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
- Webster's Bible

But the end sought to be secured by exhortation is the love which springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith.
- Weymouth Bible

but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith;
- World English Bible

For the ende of comaundement is charite of clene herte, and good conscience, and of feith not feyned.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 1:5


1:5 Whereas the end of the commandment - of the whole Christian institution. Is love - And this was particularly the end of the commandment which Timotheus was to enforce at Ephesus, #1Tim 1:3|,18. The foundation is faith; the end, love. But this can only subsist in an heart purified by faith, and is always attended with a good conscience.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 1:5


1Ti 1:5 The end of the commandment is charity. The purpose of "the charge" (Revised Version) entrusted to you is love. See 1Ti 1:3. You must show these teachers that instead of teaching foolish fables they must inculcate love. The three things essential to a pure and holy love are: (1) A pure heart; (2) a good conscience; and (3) sincere faith.

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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