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

  • Ray321
    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 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, We must spread the GOSPEL that Jesus had Paul wrote, so we can reach the lost. 1 Corinth 15:1-4 GOSPEL
  • Steve morrow
    ----1 TIMOTHY 6:6 BUT GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN----TITUS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF GOD AND AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GODS ELECT AND THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH WHICH IS --- AFTER GODLINESS ---2 PETER 2:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER--HATH GIVEN--UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US .......
  • BSP
    Verse 19: We want to get a firm hold on the real life, which is eternal or everlasting life.
  • BSP
    Verse 18 urges us to be generous and ready to share. We need to have a good attitude towards sharing.
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, 1 Timothy 6:3-6 Words to consider.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 urges us to be content with the necessities of life. Food, shelter, and clothing.

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