1 Timothy 6:5

“Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Peruerse disputings of men of corrupt mindes, and destitute of the trueth, supposing that gaine is godlinesse: From such withdraw thy selfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Bitter talk of men who, being evil in mind and dead to what is true, take the faith to be a way of making profit.
- Basic English Bible

constant quarrellings of men corrupted in mind and destitute of the truth, holding gain to be [the end of] piety.
- Darby Bible

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
- Webster's Bible

and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.
- Weymouth Bible

constant friction of people of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. Withdraw yourself from such.
- World English Bible

that ben corrupt in soule, and that ben pryued fro treuthe, that demen wynnyng to be pitee.
- Wycliffe Bible

wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:5


6:5 Supposing that gain is godliness - Thinking the best religion is the getting of money: a far more common case than is usually supposed.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:5


1Ti 6:5 Supposing that gain is godliness. Men who have come into the church for gain and think that godliness is a source of gain.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIM 6:3 IF ANY MAN TEACH OTHERWISE AND CONSENT NOT TO WHOLESOME WORDS --- EVEN THE WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --- AND TO THE DOCTRINE WHICH IS ACCORDING TO GODLINESS 6:4 HE IS PROUD --- KNOWING NOTHIG --- BUT DOTING ABOUT QUESTIONS AND STRIFES OF WORDS WHEREOF COMETH ENVY STRIFE RAILINGS EVIL SURMISINGS
  • BSP
    Verse 7 is a good reminder that we came into this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing. Meditating on this verse should help us to have the right view of material things.
  • Eliiah
    The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, says the LORD. Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gave his life for the sheep. And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
  • Eliiah
    Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In TITHES and OFFERINGS. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: Thus says the Lord GOD: Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is NONE that does good, no, not one. A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture. And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. Howl, ye shepherds, and cry and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
  • Eliiah
    These things have you done, and I kept silence: you thought that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. Howl ye for the day of the LORD is at hand: it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against the shepherds and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock: neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more: for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! SAYS the LORD. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Thus says the LORD: A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: Howl ye, Woe worth the day! I am he that lives, and was dead and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:3 IT SEEMED GOOD TO ME ALSO HAVING HAD PERFECT UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS FROM THE VERY FIRST TO WRITE UNTO THEE IN ORDER MOST EXCELLENT THEOPHILUS 1:4 THAT THOU MIGHTEST KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THOSE THINGS WHEREIN THOU HAST BEEN INSTRUCTED LUKE 6:38 GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU GOOD MEASURE PRESSED DOWN AND SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER SHALL MEN GIVE UNTO YOUR BOSOM FOR WITH THE SAME MEASURE THAT YOU METE WITHAL IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN 2 CORINTHIANS 8:12 FOR IF THERE BE FIRST A WILLING MIND IT IS ACCEPTED ACCORDING TO THAT A MAN HATH AND NOT ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH NOT 8:13 FOR I MEAN NOT THAT OTHER MEN BE EASED AND YOU BURDENED 8:14 BUT BY AN EQUALITY THAT NOW AT THIS TIME YOUR ABUNDANCE MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR THEIR WANT THAT THEIR ABUNDANCE ALSO MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR YOUR WANT THAT THERE MAY BE EQUALITY ROMANS 12:13 DISTRIBUTING TO THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY

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