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 6:5

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