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 1:5

  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 5
    love god and neighbor first greatest commandment Christ says somewhere in the gospel and elsewhere in the old testament: faith assured not disengenuous not supercilious heaven our hope see also Proverb 13:12
  • Doctrine is important however. I believe we are to contend for the faith even if it seems unloving. Examples include: Infant baptism and works salvation of any kind. Know the one who saved us, how he saved us, and love. Love confronts error even if it causes division. This is not trivial! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
  • do not waste time on the things which are not important, but put more time on the things which are more nourishing to the spirit of the body and the soul which are true love, pure heart ,clear conscience,and sincere faith.

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