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 4:13

  • Brianna for verse 13
    The three activities mentioned here can really help us to survive and exercise long suffering till Jehovah God acts. Public reading can be applied to our reading the bible daily. This where we draw strength and comfort. Also! At Matthew 28: 19,20 Christ gave his disciples a command to teach and preach about God 's kingdom. So we can help come to a righteous standing before God.
  • Paul was saying to Timothy is that this christan walk is not easy but, if you would take heed to my saying you will be alright.So he encourages him to give himself to reading the word of God and pray etc... doing this will help him grow spiritually in doing this will allow God to use him in every area of his life.

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