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

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIM 1:9 KNOW ING THIS THAT THE LAW IS NOT MADE FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN BUT FOR THE LAWLESS AND DISOBEDIENT FOR THE UNGODLY AND FOR SINNERS FOR UNHOLY..... 10 FOR WHOREMONGERS FOR THEM THAT DEFILE THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND FOR MENSTEALERS FOR LIARS FOR PERJURED PERSONS AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER THING THAT IS COTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE 11 ACCORDING TO THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF THE BLESSED GOD .....
  • Irene123
    To AIM - God HAD to use Deborah - because there was no man to stand in the gap. The time of the judges was Israel's lowest - as far as 'men of God' were concerned. They were not to have judges - God was their judge. They were not to have a king (Saul, etc.). but they were God's chosen and He loved them, so He went along with them AT TIMES, but they paid for all their faithlessness. cont.
  • 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

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