1 Timothy 4:14

“Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was giuen thee by prophesie, with the laying on of the hands of the Presbyterie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make use of that grace in you, which was given to you by the word of the prophets, when the rulers of the church put their hands on you.
- Basic English Bible

Be not negligent of the gift [that is] in thee, which has been given to thee through prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the elderhood.
- Darby Bible

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be careless about the gifts with which you are endowed, which were conferred on you through a divine revelation when the hands of the elders were placed upon you.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.
- World English Bible

Nyle thou litil charge the grace which is in thee, that is youun to thee bi profecie, with putting on of the hondis of preesthod.
- Wycliffe Bible

be not careless of the gift in thee, that was given thee through prophecy, with laying on of the hands of the eldership;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:14


4:14 Neglect not - They neglect it who do not exercise it to the full. The gift - Of feeding the flock, of power, and love, and sobriety. Which was given thee by prophecy - By immediate direction from God. By the laying on of my hands - #2Tim 1:6|; while the elders joined also in the solemnity. This presbytery probably consisted of some others, together with Paul and Silas.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:14


1Ti 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee. The allusion is to special spiritual gifts given to him to fit him for the duties of an evangelist. These were given, and were essential, in that first age. Which was given thee by prophecy. As the Spirit at Antioch said to the prophets, "Separate for me Paul and Barnabas" (Ac 13:2), I suppose a revelation was given that Timothy was to be set apart, and that he would be spiritually endowed for his work. With the laying on of the hands by the presbytery. He was ordained in the usual way, and at the ordination the Spirit conferred upon him new gifts. It must be borne in mind that the ancient evangelists had no New Testament to guide them, and hence needed special qualifications.

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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