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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Timothy 6:4

    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, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    King James Bible - 1 Timothy 6:4

    He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

    World English Bible

    he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Timothy 6:4

    He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of
    words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of
    words, from which cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

    Greek Textus Receptus

    5187 5769 μηδεν 3367 επισταμενος 1987 5740 αλλα 235 νοσων 3552 5723 περι 4012 ζητησεις 2214 και 2532 λογομαχιας 3055 εξ 1537 ων 3739 γινεται 1096 5736 φθονος 5355 ερις 2054 βλασφημιαι 988 υπονοιαι 5283 πονηραι 4190

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (4) -
    1Ti 1:7; 3:6 Pr 13:7; 25:14; 26:12 Ac 8:9,21-23 Ro 12:16 1Co 3:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:4

    est envanecido, nada sabe, y enloquece acerca de cuestiones y contiendas de palabras, de las cuales nacen envidias, pleitos, maledicencias, malas sospechas,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Timothy 6:4

    Verse 4. He is
    proud] tetufwtai? He is blown up, or inflated with a vain opinion of his own knowledge; whereas his knowledge is foolishness, for he knows nothing.

    Doting about questions] He is sick, distempered, about these questions relative to the Mosaic law and the traditions of the elders; for it is most evident that the apostle has the Judaizing teachers in view, who were ever, in questions of theology, straining out a gnat, and swallowing a camel.

    Strifes of words] logomaciav? Logomachies; verbal contentions; splitting hairs; producing Hillel against Shammai, and Shammai against Hillel, relative to the particular mode in which the punctilios of some rites should be performed. In this sort of sublime nonsense the works of the Jewish rabbins abound.

    Whereof cometh envy, strife, &c.] How little good have religious disputes ever done to mankind, or to the cause of truth! Most controversialists have succeeded in getting their own tempers soured, and in irritating their opponents. Indeed, truth seems rarely to be the object of their pursuit; they labour to accredit their own party by abusing and defaming others; from generals they often descend to particulars; and then personal abuse is the order of the day. Is it not strange that Christians either cannot or will not see this? Cannot any man support his own opinions, and give his own views of the religion of Christ, without abusing and calumniating his neighbour? I know not whether such controversialists should not be deemed disturbers of the public peace, and come under the notice of the civil magistrate. Should not all Christians know that the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of the Lord?

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. He is proud , etc.] Or swelled and puffed up with a vain conceit of himself and his own notions, and treats with an haughty air the faithful ministers of the word. The doctrines of grace are of an humbling nature, especially when they are spiritually and experimentally understood and received; but notional knowledge, knowledge of natural things, and the doctrines of men, such as are of their own invention, fill the mind with pride and vanity: knowing nothing ; as he ought to know; not anything that is solid and substantial; nothing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: he may have knowledge of natural and civil things, but not of spiritual ones; he may have collected a medley of knowledge together, but what will be of no real use either to himself or others: but doting about questions and strifes of words : or he is sick or diseased; his mind is distempered; he is like one in a fever, that is delirious; his head is light and wild; his fancy is roving, and he talks of things he knows not what; his head runs upon questions; foolish and unlearned ones, about the law and works, and the necessity of them to justification and salvation; concerning genealogies, and other fruitless and unprofitable subjects: and strifes of words ; mere logomachies; contending and quarrelling more about words than things, which tend to no profit, but to the subverting and confounding of hearers. The ill effects of which are as follow: whereof cometh envy : at the superior gifts and talents of others; at their success, and any little degree of honour and respect they have from others; which shows that such men, in whom this vice is a governing one, are carnal men, for this is a work of the flesh; and that they are destitute of charity, or the grace of love, which envieth not: also from hence comes strife ; contention, quarrelling; the peace and comfort of particular persons, and even of whole communities, are broken and destroyed hereby; for foolish and unlearned questions gender strifes, ( 2 Timothy 2:24,25) which are very unbecoming the servants of the Lord, and very uncomfortable to the churches of Christ: yea, these also produce railings ; at one another, and especially at the faithful ministers of the Gospel; for when the false teachers cannot overcome them by Scripture and argument, they fall to railing and reviling of them: or entertain evil surmises ; groundless suspicions: or from hence follow, as the words may be rendered, wicked opinions: concerning the being, perfections, purposes, and providence of God; concerning the person and offices of Christ; concerning the law and Gospel, grace and good works; and so the Syriac version renders it, an evil opinion of the mind.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-5 -
    Christians were not to suppose that religious knowledge, or Christia privileges, gave them any right to despise heathen masters, or to disobey lawful commands, or to expose their faults to others. And suc as enjoyed the privilege of living with believing masters, were not to withhold due respect and reverence, because they were equal in respec to religious privileges, but were to serve with double diligence an cheerfulness, because of their faith in Christ, and as partakers of his free salvation. We are not to consent to any words as wholesome, excep the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; to these we must give unfeigne consent. Commonly those are most proud who know least; for they do no know themselves. Hence come envy, strife, railings, evil-surmisings disputes that are all subtlety, and of no solidity, between men of corrupt and carnal minds, ignorant of the truth and its sanctifyin power, and seeking their worldly advantage. (1Ti 6:6-10)

    Greek Textus Receptus

    5187 5769 μηδεν 3367 επισταμενος 1987 5740 αλλα 235 νοσων 3552 5723 περι 4012 ζητησεις 2214 και 2532 λογομαχιας 3055 εξ 1537 ων 3739 γινεται 1096 5736 φθονος 5355 ερις 2054 βλασφημιαι 988 υπονοιαι 5283 πονηραι 4190

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    4. He is
    proud (tetufwtai). See on ch. iii. 6.

    Knowing nothing (mhden epistamenov). Although he knows nothing. o P. Very frequent in Acts. Comp. ch. i. 7.

    Doting (noswn). N.T.o . Lit. sick. Comp. uJgiainousi healthful, ver. 3. Questions (zhthseiv). o P. o LXX. Quite often in Class. Lit. processes of inquiry; hence, debates. Comp. ch. i. 4.

    Strifes of words (logomaciav). N.T.o . o LXX, o Class. One of the unique compounds peculiar to these Epistles. The verb logomacein 2 Timothy ii. 14.

    Surmisings (uponoiai). N.T.o . See Sir. iii. 24. Upo under and nouv mind, thought. A hidden thought. The verb uJponoein to suppose, only in Acts. See xiii. 25; xxv. 18; xxvii. 27.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    6:4 {He is puffed up} (tetufwtai). Perfect passive indicative of tufow, for which see #3:6. {Knowing nothing} (meden epistamenos). Present middle participle of epistamai. Ignorance is a frequent companion of conceit. {Doting} (noswn). Present active participle of nosew, to be sick, to be morbid over, old word, only here in N.T. {Disputes of words} (logomacias). Our "logomachy." From logomacew (#2Ti 2:14), and that from logos and macomai, to fight over words, late and rare word, here only in N.T. See Plato (_Tim_. 1085 F) for "wars in words" (macas en logois). {Whereof} (ex hwn). "From which things." {Surmisings} (huponoiai). Old word from huponoew, to surmise, to suspect (#Ac 25:18), only here in N.T. All these words are akin (envy, fqonos, strife, eris, railings or slanders, blasphmiai), all products of an ignorant and conceited mind.

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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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