1 Timothy 6:20

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O Timothie, keepe that which is committed to thy trust, auoyding prophane and vaine bablings, and oppositions of science, fasly so called:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly {and} empty chatter {and} the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge--"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O Timothy, guard that which is committed unto `thee', turning away from the profane babblings and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called;
- American Standard Version (1901)

O Timothy, take good care of that which is given to you, turning away from the wrong and foolish talk and arguments of that knowledge which is falsely so named;
- Basic English Bible

O Timotheus, keep the entrusted deposit, avoiding profane, vain babblings, and oppositions of false-named knowledge,
- Darby Bible

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called;
- Webster's Bible

O Timothy, guard the truths entrusted to you, shunning irreligious and frivolous talk, and controversy with what is falsely called `knowledge';
- Weymouth Bible

Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from the empty chatter and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called;
- World English Bible

Thou Tymothe, kepe the thing bitakun to thee, eschewynge cursid noueltees of voicis, and opynyouns of fals name of kunnyng;
- Wycliffe Bible

O Timotheus, the thing entrusted guard thou, avoiding the profane vain-words and opposition of the falsely-named knowledge,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:20


6:20 Keep that which is committed to thy trust - The charge I have given thee, #1Tim 1:18|. Avoid profane empty babblings - How weary of controversy was this acute disputant! And knowledge falsely so called - Most of the ancient heretics were great pretenders to knowledge.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:20


1Ti 6:20,21 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust. A final exhortation to faithfully discharge his trust. Oppositions of science. The wild speculations which were already taught by dreamers and which were probably derived from Jewish sources. These speculations and departed from the faith. There are allusions in the Epistles to Ephesus and Colosse to the germs of the same false teaching.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6:20

  • Vain babblings could be what the corinthian church was caught up in
  • Timothy for verse 20
    Do not lend credibility to fake science! Anything that is contrary to the word of God is fake! Any scientific discovery that contradicts the word of God is false science.

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