1 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Timothy 3:9

“Holding the mysterie of the faith in a pure conscience.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
- King James Version

{but} holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keeping the secret of the faith in a heart free from sin.
- Basic English Bible

holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
- Darby Bible

Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
- Webster's Bible

but holding the secret truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
- Weymouth Bible

holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
- World English Bible

that han the mysterie of feith in clene conscience.
- Wycliffe Bible

having the secret of the faith in a pure conscience,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 3:9


3:9 Holding fast the faith in a pure conscience - Steadfast in faith, holy in heart and life.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 3:9


1Ti 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith. The gospel, God's revealed mystery to all believers.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 3

  • KJV Only
    If he can't take care of his own house/household then how is he supposed to take care of the church.
  • Ss
    To Wayne Hoffman
    For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
  • Wayne Hoffman
    What if a candidate for elder has an adopted child that was a believer(?) but is denouncing God and his christian belief. Does this disqualify this candidate?
  • A disciple
    Hi Zeti; I don't understand your mentioning of Martin Luther and the Pope, in relation to your first point about money? But as far as the creation and use of money; God has put the world's business into the hands of men. From the first pronouncement of dominion over all things to the naming of the animals to tending and tilling the ground; so too the knowledge and working of Government of society.
  • Zeti
    Money was not made by God. Jesus himself, when asked about paying taxes, said 'render unto Caesar which is ceasar's.
    Martin Luther identified the pope
  • A disciple
    It is a very popular notion that Catholicism is the New Testament Babylon; and many have taken great pains to "prove" that. But I think more accurately, it should be likened to the Church in Thyatira; as it is the leadership that is unrepentant and is committing fornication. It has been given to us by Jesus to know all things and to judge; and that our judgment on earth shall be done in heaven.

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