1 Timothy 4:15

“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Meditate vpon these things, giue thy selfe wholly to them, that thy profiting may appeare to all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Take pains with these things; be {absorbed} in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest unto all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have a care for these things; give yourself to them with all your heart, so that all may see how you go forward.
- Basic English Bible

Occupy thyself with these things; be wholly in them, that thy progress may be manifest to all.
- Darby Bible

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
- Webster's Bible

Habitually practise these duties, and be absorbed in them; so that your growing proficiency in them may be evident to all.
- Weymouth Bible

Be diligent in these things. Give yourself wholly to them, that your progress may be revealed to all.
- World English Bible

Thenke thou these thingis, in these be thou, that thi profiting be schewid to alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

of these things be careful; in these things be, that thy advancement may be manifest in all things;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:15


4:15 Meditate - The Bible makes no distinction between this and to contemplate, whatever others do. True meditation is no other than faith, hope, love, joy, melted down together, as it were, by the fire of God's Holy Spirit; and offered up to God in secret. He that is wholly in these, will be little in worldly company, in other studies, in collecting books, medals, or butterflies: wherein many pastors drone away so considerable a part of their lives.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:15


1Ti 4:15 Meditate upon these things. Rather, Let these things be thy special care. Give thyself wholly to them. The preacher must be heart and soul in his work in order to succeed.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4

  • 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.
  • Brian
    As it plainly states in verse 1 that is a "doctrine of devils".
  • A disciple
    "Forbidding to marry" - Imposed celibacy cannot give a man the grace of self control, without having determined in his own mind by the Spirit to keep the body under. Jesus' first miracle was to turn water into wine at a Wedding Feast. When the disciples said to Him, "...its better not to marry;" He answered straight and simple, so as to leave it up to each one to decide for himself what was best.
  • A disciple
    "having their conscience seared with a hot iron" What happens in the conscience of those who get into a fornication relationship is very evident! How many there are who have some Bible upbringing, and have rebelled! How many have we found, who have chosen to live together unmarried, or pursue a lifestyle of promiscuity, that are hateful and hostile to the words of Jesus! How'd they get there!

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