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 4:12 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 --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
  • 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.

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