1 Timothy 4:8

“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 4:8

For bodily exercise profiteth litle, but godlinesse is profitable vnto all things, hauing promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and {also} for the {life} to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the training of the body is of profit for a little, but religion is of profit in every way, giving hope for the life which now is, and for that which is to come.
- Basic English Bible

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.
- Darby Bible

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
- Webster's Bible

Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming.
- Weymouth Bible

For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
- World English Bible

For bodili exercitation is profitable to litle thing; but pitee is profitable to alle thingis, that hath a biheest of lijf that now is, and that is to come.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 4:8

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 4:8


4:8 Bodily exercise profiteth a little - Increases the health and strength of the body.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 4:8


1Ti 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little. The Greeks gave great attention to bodily training. At Ephesus, where Timothy was, may still be seen the remains of the stadium where the athletes displayed their skill. Let Christians display the same assiduity in training for godliness. Godliness is profitable in all things. Godly training makes men happier, more prosperous, more healthy here, and in addition it prepares them for the life to come. The way to reach heaven is not either to starve or to exercise the body.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 4:8

  • Alex on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Exodus 3 v 15 Comments by Alex on the TRINITY, Why i believe in the Trinity. There is only 1 God the Father but this 1 God the Father had a Son whom he instructs ALL the angels to worship . The Father wd be breaking the 1 st commandment if he instructed All the angels to WORSHIP the Son if he were not God the Son . In Hebrews 1 it says unto the Son, he says thy throne O GOD is forever and ever etc. This is my beloveth Son in whom i am well pleased. But the SON is not impotent he has a seed to sow which is his word saying to whom the word came it made them Gods plural ,thus we see the Son is gona be a Father, the Child is the H.G. tHE GRANSON IN RANK WITH Jacob .Thus we see 3 father son and granson just like Abraham Issac and Jacob . Thats y he told Moses i am the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob that is my name forever and my memorial to ALL GENERATIONS, Father son and granson resulting in the nation of ISRAEL. God almighty cd NOT tell Moses that his name was Abraham Issac and Jacob if his kingdom were not a Father Son and Granson scenario , A FAMILY . Just like the Davidic Kingdom was Jesse, David and Solomon a family . Thats y the scripture speaks of an Israel of God, Its God Almighty that wants a posterity and Christ was just his 1st born of many brethren impling a family a heavenly family An ISRAEL OF GOD Thats y he told Moses that his name was Abraham Issac and Jacob prophetic of an Israel of God that y Jesus is saying that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats the H.G THE Child of PROMISE, THE Israel of God, we sinners are just a joint heir with the H.G That heavenly Jacob, Isaiah speaks of in 49 . If ya dont understand the abrahamic trinity ya will not understand the heavenly trinity . Abraham offered up his only son Issac just as God Almighty offered up his only son Jesus THAT PROVES THE TRINITY the Godhead, That ram caught in the thicket by his horns was symbolic of Christ, his Crown of Thorns. They remembered th ram caught in thicket when saw Jesus .
  • Micki - in Reply on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Mmmm... I can't remember the address but when JESUS comes. His chariot is described with 2 rams horns on it. I believe they are golden ram horns?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Jesus Christ's coming from Heaven is described in the Book of the Revelation, chapter 19, verses 11-16, but you should read the whole chapter.
  • Kevin Kelly on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Yeshua is the LORDS birth given name . Why then is the name Jesus used in millions of conversions? Practically , the name of Yeshua is non existent in Christian circles an when it is used it almost comes under attack because It is the name of Jesus that is above every name? (Acts4:12) - which brings me to my second point , In the original language this scripture would say Yeshua, but then isn't the whole of humanity being a bit deceived by using another name?

    Thank you an Many Blessings!
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Hello Kevin,

    I feel to respond to your post as this does seem to come up often today. Sometimes with some bad "myths" being made up also. So yes, Yeshua(in English phonetic) is the Lord's name in Hebrew. I believe the original was "Yehoshua" then shortened to "Yeshua". As Greek was, I'll say, more popular around the time of Christ. If you translate Yeshua letter by letter into Greek you get "Iesous"(English phonetic). Some people may believe Iesous Christos (Jesus Christ) had it's origin in the New Testament. Actually, 2 centuries before Christ's birth it(Iesous) was already in the Septuagint which was the first Greek translation of the Jewish Old Testament. Then getting to Latin Iesous would be Iesus. Then as we get to English. As the letter "J" is only about 400 years old. In the 1611 KJV Bible the Lord's name is still Iesus. I believe it was around 1629 when they started using the "J" and Jesus came about.

    So as it does sound different than Yeshua, or Joshua, it does carry the same meaning of the name. As it's translational roots trace all the way back to "Yehoshua". People may not know that Hebrew is the only language that is semantic not just phonetic. As I see people braking the word Jesus or Iesous down trying to say it has different meanings and what not. This is not true and Hebrew is the only language that has that ability. As my name Richard. Should this mean I should have a lot of money or be rich? No. Some words, and names, can be made up ,or put together, but this does not mean you can cut every word or name up, in any language, and think you can find it's meaning.

    I hope this helps a little with your question. Jesus Christ is Lord and that is the name I was saved by. If people want to call Him by His Hebrew spoken name Yeshua that's fine. Hopefully people don't think this will bring them closer to the Lord. And may our Father Bless those people who are cursing others for using Jesus Christ. Amen.
  • Kingsley on 1 Timothy 4:8
    just as physical exercise is profitable to the body in that it helps us remain healthy and strong, so also is spiritual exercise. studying the word, having a deep fellowship with the holy spirit, exercising dominion over the flesh, constant worship, and much more other spiritual exercises not hold promises for the after life, but it is key to enjoying all the promises of God in Christ Jesus here on the earth. "but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come".
  • Asia is 11 yrs old on 1 Timothy 4:8
    to me i know what god wants me to do and what he dont want me to do.


 

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