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 4:12 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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