1 Timothy 4:12

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the beleeuers, in word, in conuersation, in charitie, in spirit, in faith, in puritie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but {rather} in speech, conduct, love, faith {and} purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let no one make little of you because you are young, but be an example to the church in word, in behaviour, in love, in faith, in holy living.
- Basic English Bible

Let no one despise thy youth, but be a model of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
- Darby Bible

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in deportment, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
- Webster's Bible

Let no one think slightingly of you because you are a young man; but in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, be an example for your fellow Christians to imitate.
- Weymouth Bible

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
- World English Bible

No man dispise thi yongthe, but be thou ensaumple of feithful men in word, in lyuyng, in charite, in feith, in chastite.
- Wycliffe Bible

let no one despise thy youth, but a pattern become thou of those believing in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 4:12

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.


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.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4:12

  • Ranford Stone on 1 Timothy 4:12
    When you are young it is the best time to start serving the Lord But one have to commited
  • David on 1 Timothy 4:12
    This is a lesson for all youths.let us not belittle ourselves in the work of god,if timothy did it you can do it.
  • MAY,MEDON on 1 Timothy 4:12
    PAUL ENCOURAGES TIMOTHY HERE TO LIVE AN EXAMPLARY LIFE BECAUSE AS AYOUTH,THEREARE SO MANY WAYS THAT YOUR LIFE CAN BE MEANINGFUL AND USEFUL TO GOD AND HIS KINGDOM.MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DID EXPLOITS IN GOD'S NAME..AND THEY GREW UPWITH GREATLIVES E.G.SAMUEL,DAVID
  • Joshua maingi on 1 Timothy 4:12
    timothy was submissive and teachable ,lived a blameless life with everyone
  • Adepoyi Paul on 1 Timothy 4:12
    Apostle Paul was trying to encourage and also to charge Timothy here that though Timothy was a young man but he should not let that serve as a week point to him in order not to serve as a limitation to his ministry and ministration. That he should not let anyone toss him here and there with false doctrine,rather, he should set an example for others to follow both young and old.
  • Carlos Eppinger on 1 Timothy 4:12
    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 .
  • 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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