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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:12
4:12 Let no one have reason to despise thee for thy youth. To prevent this, Be a pattern in word - Public and private. In spirit - In your whole temper. In faith - When this is placed in the midst of several other Christian graces, it generally means a particular branch of it; fidelity or faithfulness.
View People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:12
1Ti 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth. The remainder of the chapter is personal. Timothy was much younger than Paul, much younger than most of the presbyters, but he must have been fully thirty-five years old. He was converted about A.D. 46 and was then a young man, quite young, according to the ideas of that age, to be over presbyters. In A.D. 51, Paul had taken him away from home (Ac 16:1-3). I suppose that he must have been twenty at that time. If so, he was from thirty-five to thirty-eight years old at this time. Be thou an example of the believers. So should every preacher be, and in all the characteristics which follow.
Carlos Eppinger's comment on 2011-10-30 08:52:51:
Timothy were a grate young men of God.whoever God send and however old they are we should listen it sould not matter they age of a person god sends who are we to tell god dont send no young person to preach to me would it not be a blessing for your young child to answer the call of god on there life at so young of age when they could be out their doing all types of sin do you agree my brothers and sisters in the faith in todays day GOD WILL SEND YOU YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE SOLD OUT FOR HIM AND THEIR BEHAVEIOR WILL BLOW YOUR MIND YOU WILL AKS HOW OLD ARE YOU .
ann's comment on 2011-07-18 02:24:11:
this verse challenges us young peoples whom we are not seen of good work we can do to the church. but instead we are looked down, it gives me strength to move on, preaching the gospel without fear but strength.if timothy did it who am i not to?
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