1 Timothy 4:13

“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Till I come, giue attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Until I come, give attention to the {public} reading {of Scripture,} to exhortation and teaching.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Till I come, give heed to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Till I come, give attention to the reading of the holy Writings, to comforting the saints, and to teaching.
- Basic English Bible

Till I come, give thyself to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.
- Darby Bible

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
- Webster's Bible

Till I come, bestow your attention on reading, exhortation and teaching.
- Weymouth Bible

Until I come, pay attention to reading, to exhortation, and to teaching.
- World English Bible

Tyl Y come, take tent to redyng, to exortacioun and teching.
- Wycliffe Bible

till I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:13


4:13 Give thyself to reading - Both publicly and privately. Enthusiasts, observe this! Expect no end without the means.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:13


1Ti 4:13 Give attendance to reading. To the reading of the Scriptures to the people. In that age, when printed books were unknown, the knowledge of the Scriptures had to be communicated in this way. To doctrine. To instruction.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 4:16 TAKE HEED UNTO THYSELF AND UNTO THE DOCTRINE --- CONTINUE IN THEM --- FOR IN DOING THIS THOU SHALT BOTH SAVE THYSELF AND THEM THAT HEAR THEE JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED ACTS 28:28 BE IT KNOWN THEREFORE UNTO YOU THAT THE SALVATION OF GOD IS SENT UNTO THE GENTILES AND THAT THEY WILL HEAR IT
  • Brianna Vs. 10
    By working hard in things pertaining to God, we keep ourselves busy until we await our deliverance. Working hard for God in our lives, shows that our HOPE is in HIM. Not in any human government. Our hard work can be from fighting against sin, helping our neighbor, and helping other come to know God. This will keep us happy and Jehovah God will prove to be our Savior.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 4:7 BUT REFUSE PROFANE AND OLD WIVES TALES FABLES AND EXERCISE THYSELF RATHER UNTO GODLINESS 2 TIMOTHY 2:10 BUT WHICH BECOMETH WOMEN PROFESSING GODLINESS WITH GOOD WORKS 2:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH ALL SUBJECTION 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH OR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • BSP
    Paul urged Timothy to be a good example in his speech, conduct, love, and faith in verse 12. We too can strive to set a good example.
  • Irene123
    Quote - Obeying God's instructions on personal matters has spiritual consequences. Peter wrote that the simple application of these instructions can result in sinners converted (1 Pet. 3). The woman he describes is one who is secure in her relationship with God and who derives her beauty from that relationship, cont.
  • Brianna vs. 8
    HA! Verse at makes me feel a little better about my cellulite. I just found this verse funny. In the grand scheme of things exercise is nothing compared to Spirituality. However the Bible does say this is beneficial. Gives me strength and motivation to take care of the body an life God has blessed me with.

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