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

  • Ray321
    Lucy gottlib, very well spoken. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17. We are all on this site for a reason, we all love the Lord . We are seeking for answers or just want to express ourselves to others in what we have learned, that is good. We must keep searching God until that day comes. We can only hope that people will find God. God bless you. ....
  • Lucy gottlieb
    Steve morrow you know why the law is not made for people of faith? Because the just live by faith. If the spirit of G-D is leading you he will never lead you into sin. That is why I believe a man can walk in perfection. If Jesus said, "be ye perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." It must be possible...consider yourself dead but alive unto the L-RD!!!
  • 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.

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