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

  • A disciple
    "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving" While at work, or going shopping, or anything that we have to do around "other people;" it greatly increases our joy in the Lord, as well as our grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ; when we consider that "they" are made in the image of God, and the pinnacle of His creations. Matthew 5:43-48
  • A disciple
    "Speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" What makes us poor in spirit, meek, mournful, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, persecuted for righteousness' sake? Having a tender heart and a good conscience in a world that idolizes defiance and fornication and hardness of heart! The words of the wise are heard in quiet!
  • A disciple
    "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" When the disciples asked Jesus, When shall these things be, and what the sign of thy coming and the end of the world? He first answered, "Take heed that no one mislead you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ." Spurious Christians!
  • Ray321
    Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father and the younger men as brethren. 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble
  • BSP
    Verse 12: There can be many good things learned from the example of wise young ones. We should not look down on younger ones just because of their age.
  • Ray321
    This chapter sounds like today. Lest and lest people are getting married. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. It better to marry then to burn Paul said.

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