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

  • Kolapo
    Can a woman be pastor? Someone fill with spirit should please helps us with the answer
  • Craig
    like that he gives direction.how we conduct ourselves inside the churc-and out side of the church.having a good conscience
  • 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

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