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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take heed vnto thy selfe, and vnto the doctrine: continue in them: for in doing this, thou shalt both saue thy selfe, and them that heare thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching. Continue in these things; for in doing this thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give attention to yourself and your teaching. Go on in these things; for in doing so you will get salvation for yourself and for those who give hearing to you.
- Basic English Bible

Give heed to thyself and to the teaching; continue in them; for, doing this, thou shalt save both thyself and those that hear thee.
- Darby Bible

Take heed to thyself and to thy doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou wilt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
- Webster's Bible

Be on your guard as to yourself and your teaching. Persevere in these things; for by doing this you will make certain your own salvation and that of your hearers.
- Weymouth Bible

Pay attention to yourself, and to your teaching. Continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
- World English Bible

Take tent to thi silf and to doctryn; be bisi in hem. For thou doynge these thingis, schalt `make bothe thi silf saaf, and hem that heren thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

take heed to thyself, and to the teaching; remain in them, for this thing doing, both thyself thou shalt save, and those hearing thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:16


4:16 Continue in them - In all the preceding advices.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:16


1Ti 4:16 Take heed unto thyself. This is the special duty of every minister. Let him watch himself first of all. And unto the doctrine. Take heed what you teach.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4:16

  • Moleele for verse 16
    It calls taking care of oneself and the teaching one is teaching. In other words Iwe must walk the talk.
  • What will help us to guard against excusing ourseives from fullfilling our obligations to God? One important way to fight that tendency is to regularly meditate on the meaning of our dedication vow. In erssence we promised God that we would put the doing of his will foremost in our lives,andwe want to keep that promise. Therefore, at times we need to ask ourselves: 'Do i still as determined to live up to my dedication to God as i did at the time of my baptism? Orhave i lost some of my initial zeal in the years since then.
  • Gloria beaslet for verse 16
    The warning by Paul here was against the tendency to "beg off" from embracing God given responsibilities and it also replies to christians today. We realize that we need to be determined never to take our christian responsibilities lightly, or to allow our zeal for Gods service to deminish. After rendering sacred service is a matter of life or dealth.

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