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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Timothy 4:6

    CHAPTERS: 1 Timothy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16




    King James Bible - 1 Timothy 4:6

    If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

    World English Bible

    If you instruct the brothers of these things, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished in the
    words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which you have followed.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Timothy 4:6

    These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the
    words of faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    If thou shalt put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished by the
    words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (6) -
    Ac 20:31,35 Ro 15:15 1Co 4:17 2Ti 1:6; 2:14 2Pe 1:12-15; 3:1,2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:6

    ¶ Si esto propusieres a los hermanos, sers buen ministro de Jess el Cristo, criado en las palabras de la fe y de la buena doctrina, la cual has alcanzado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Timothy 4:6

    Verse 6. If thou put the
    brethren in remembrance of these things] Show the Church that, even now, there is danger of this apostasy; put them on their guard against it; for the forewarned are half armed. Schoettgen supposes from this verse that what is spoken above refers to the Jews alone; and that there is no reference here to a Church which in after ages might apostatize from, or corrupt, the true doctrine of our Lord and saviour.

    Bishop Newton and others are of a different opinion. See at the end of this chapter.

    Nourished up in the words of faith] By acting as I command thee, thou wilt show that thou art a good minister of Jesus Christ, and that thou hast been nourished from thy youth upon the doctrines of faith. The apostle seems to allude here to Timothy's Christian education. See the preface to this epistle.

    Whereunto thou hast attained.] h parhkolouqhkav Which thou hast thoroughly understood. For the meaning of this word, see the note on Luke i. 3.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things , etc.] Either of all the main and principal things already mentioned in the preceding chapters; as that the end of the commandment is love; that Christ's coming into the world to save the chief of sinners is a faithful saying, and worthy of acceptation; that prayers should be made for all sorts of men, for the reasons given; and that there is salvation for men and women through the incarnate Son of God; that such and such are the qualifications of elders and deacons; and that the incarnation of Christ is, without controversy, the great mystery of godliness: or of the things which are particularly hinted at in the prophecy delivered in the beginning of this chapter; as that there should be a falling off from the doctrine of faith in the latter days; that this should come to pass through attending to erroneous spirits, and doctrines of demons, and through the lies of hypocritical, hardened, and infamous men; whose particular dogmas, by which they might be known, would be, to forbid marriage to certain persons, which is of divine institution and honourable, and to order an abstinence from meats at certain times, contrary to the will and providence of God. These the apostle would have Timothy propose, and subject to consideration, and from time to time refresh the memories of the saints with, who are apt, through negligence and inattention, and the weakness of the natural faculty, to be forgetful hearers of the word; that whenever such persons should arise, they might be on their guard against them. It is one part of the business of Gospel ministers to put the churches in mind of what they have received and known, and are established in. By the brethren are meant the members of the church at Ephesus; whom the apostle accounted as brethren, being of the same family and household, and would have Timothy reckon and use as such, and not as subjects and servants, to be lorded over. Thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ ; a minister of Jesus Christ is one of his making, qualifying, calling, and sending; and who makes Christ, the doctrines respecting his person and offices, his grace, righteousness, and salvation, the subject of his ministry; and he is a good one, who, besides having a good work of grace wrought in him, has good gifts and abilities from Christ, and who makes a good use of them, and freely and fully imparts them for the good of others; and being employed in a good work, he abides in it, and nothing can deter or remove him from it; and such an one was Timothy, and so would it be manifest by doing what the apostle hints unto him; as well as he would appear to be nourished up in the words of faith, and of good doctrine : by which are meant the truths of the Gospel, called the words of faith, because they are things to be believed, hold forth the object of faith, Christ, and are the means by which faith comes, and is increased: and good doctrine, being the doctrine of the Scriptures, and of Christ, and of his apostles, and according to godliness; and contain good things, which make for the glory of the grace of God, and the comfort and welfare of immortal souls. These are of a nourishing nature; they are the wholesome and salutary words of Christ; they have in them milk for babes, and meat for strong men; by which both grow and thrive, when error eats as does a canker. So Philo the Jew f58 speaks of the soul, being nourished with sciences, and not with food and drink, which the body needs; and a little after he says, you see the food of the soul what it is, it is the continual word of God. Now Timothy, by discharging his work aright, would show to the brethren, that as he had been nourished and trained up, first under his religious parents, and then under the Apostle Paul; so he still continued in the same truths, and to live and feed upon them, and to be nourished by them: or the words may be rendered actively, nourishing ; that is, either himself, as the Syriac version renders it, or others; for though all nourishment comes from Christ the head, yet it is ministered by joints and bands to the members; it is conveyed by the means of the word and ordinances, ministered by the preachers of the Gospel, who feed the church with knowledge, and with understanding; and none but those who are nourished themselves are fit to be the nourishers of others; and such an one was this evangelist: for it follows, whereunto thou hast attained ; he had arrived to a considerable degree of knowledge of Gospel truths, and was still pursuing and following on to know more of them, and was exhorted to continue in them, knowing of whom he had learned them. All this is said by way of encouragement to him to do as the apostle directs.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-10 - Outward acts of self-denial
    profit little. What will it avail us to mortify the body, if we do not mortify sin? No diligence in mer outward things could be of much use. The gain of godliness lies much in the promise; and the promises to godly people relate partly to the lif that now is, but especially to the life which is to come: though we lose for Christ, we shall not lose by him. If Christ be thus the Saviour of all men, then much more will he be the Rewarder of those wh seek and serve him; he will provide well for those whom he has made ne creatures.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6. If thou put the
    brethren in remembrance of these things (tauta upotiqemenov toiv adelfoiv). The verb only here and Rom. xvi. 4. Lit. to put under; so almost without exception in LXX. See, for instance, Gen. xxviii. 18; xlvii. 29; Exod. xvii. 12. So Rom. xvi. 4. Hence, metaphorically, to suggest, which is, literally, to carry or lay under. Tauta these things are those mentioned vv. 4, 5. In the Pastorals it is only here that ajdelfoi brethren means the members of the church to whose superintendent the letter is addressed. In 2 Tim. iv. 21, they are the Christians of the church from which the letter comes; in 1 Tim. vi. 2, Christians in general; and in 1 Tim. v. 1, without any ecclesiastical sense.

    Minister of Jesus Christ (diakonov Cristou Ihsou). Rendering Christ himself a service by setting himself against ascetic errors. For diakonov minister see on ch. iii. 8. Here in the general sense of servant, without any official meaning. Paul's more usual phrase is servant of God: servant (diakonov) of Christ twice, and diakonov Ihsou Cristou not at all. Paul uses doulov bond-servant with Jesus Christ. See 2 Corinthians xi. 23; Col. i. 7; and comp. Rom. i. 1; Gal. i. 10; Philippians i. 1.

    Nourished up (entrefomenov). Better, nourishing thyself. N.T.o . o LXX. The participle indicates the means by which Timothy may become a good minister. Comp. Heb. v. 12-14.

    In the words of faith. The words in which the faith - the contents of belief - finds expression. Comp. ch. vi. 3; 2 Tim. i. 13. The phrase only here. Paul has to rJhma thv pistewv the word of the faith, Romans x. 8.

    Whereunto thou hast attained (h parhkolouqhkav). Wrong. Rend., which thou hast closely followed. Comp. 2 Tim. iii. 10. The verb means, primarily, to follow beside, to attend closely. In this literal sense not in N.T. To attend to or follow up, as a disease. So Plato, Rep. 406 B, parakolouqwn tw noshmati qanasimw perpetually tending a mortal disease. To follow up a history or a succession of incidents, as Luke i. 3. o P. The writer means that Timothy, as a disciple, has closely attended to his course of Christian instruction.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    4:6 {If thou put the brethren in mind of these things} (tauta hupotiqemenos tois adelfois). Present middle participle of hupotiqemi, to place under, to suggest, old and common verb, here only in N.T., "suggesting these things to the brethren." {Thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus} (kalos esei diakonos cristou iesou). this beautiful phrase covers one's whole service for Christ (#3:1-7). {Nourished in} (entrefomenos). Present passive participle of entrefw, old verb, to nourish in, used by Plato of "nourished in the laws," here only in the N.T. {The words of the faith} (tois logois tes pistews). Locative case. The right diet for babes in Christ. The Bolshevists in Russia are feeding the children on atheism to get rid of God. {Which thou hast followed} (hei parekolouqekas). Perfect active indicative of parakolouqew, old verb, to follow beside, of persons (often in old Greek) or of ideas and things (#Lu 1:3; 1Ti 4:6; 2Ti 3:10). With associative instrumental case hi (which).

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


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