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

  • 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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