1 Timothy

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1 Timothy 6:11

“But thou, O man of God, flie these things; and follow after righteousnesse, godlinesse, faith, loue, patience, meekenesse.”

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Other Translations

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
- King James Version

But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance {and} gentleness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you, O man of God, keep yourself from these things, and go after righteousness, religion, faith, love, a quiet mind, gentle behaviour.
- Basic English Bible

But *thou*, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness of spirit.
- Darby Bible

But thou, O man of God, flee from these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
- Webster's Bible

But you, O man of God, must flee from these things; and strive for uprightness, godliness, good faith, love, fortitude, and a forgiving temper.
- Weymouth Bible

But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
- World English Bible

But, thou, man of God, fle these thingis; but sue thou riytwisnesse, pite, feith, charite, pacience, myldenesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:11


6:11 But thou, O man of God - Whatever all the world else do. A man of God is either a prophet, a messenger of God, or a man devoted to God; a man of another world. Flee - As from a serpent, instead of coveting these things. Follow after righteousness - The whole image of God; though sometimes this word is used, not in the general, but in the particular, acceptation, meaning only that single branch of it which is termed justice. Faith - Which is also taken here in the general and full sense; namely, a divine, supernatural sight of God, chiefly in respect of his mercy in Christ. This faith is the foundation of righteousness, the support of godliness, the root of every grace of the Spirit. Love - This St. Paul intermixes with everything that is good: he, as it were, penetrates whatever he treats of with love, the glorious spring of all inward and outward holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:11


1Ti 6:11 Man of God. This expression is used in the sense of an evangelist devoted to God's work. See 1Sa 9:6,8 1Ki 13:1,4,8. Flee from these things. The love of money. Instead of following after money, seek after righteousness, etc.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6

  • I, EVEN I, AM THAT MICHAEL ISAAC DALE:
    Hear O man the Spirit of truth. The Holy Father says not the wicked must despise money but he who will hold to GOD, will despise money. It is written, Ye cannot serve GOD and mammon. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gave life to them that have it. Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    Verily, whosoever loves my Holy Father despises money and defends it not as ye do here. Ye say, We couldn’t survive a day without money. and, money is important. It is written, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Ye know Christ is come yet ye praise money, not GOD.
  • Ivy Johnson
    V10: For the LOVE of MONEY is the root of all EVIL. Not money is the root of all evil. We couldn’t survive a day without money. So many people today have sold their souls to Satan for the love of money: worldly people: movie stars: athletes: entertainers: prestigious: elites:
    etc: money is important: should not control you: God bless you: use to further His Kingdom: less fortunate: do not hoard:
  • Edward
    im 66 and there is nothing new anymore if my loved could see the world today and all that is going on i decided to keep in in faith i dont want the white throne i want well done faithful servant enter in and my wife rachael too make yourself great america will never be keep watching cascadia subduction zone with this weather googbye to the budget .
  • BSP
    Verse 15~Jehovah God is the one who is above all those considered kings and lords.
  • Ruchii
    In the beginning, was THe WoRD...

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