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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 1 Timothy 4:7

    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




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 Timothy 4:7

    τους 3588 δε 1161 βεβηλους 952 και 2532 γραωδεις 1126 μυθους 3454 παραιτου 3868 5737 γυμναζε 1128 5720 δε 1161 σεαυτον 4572 προς 4314 ευσεβειαν 2150

    Douay Rheims Bible

    But avoid foolish and old wives' fables: and
    exercise thyself unto godliness.

    King James Bible - 1 Timothy 4:7

    But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and
    exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

    World English Bible

    But refuse profane and old wives' fables.
    Exercise yourself toward godliness.

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    Anf-04 iv.iii.xi Pg 3, Anf-06 xii.iii.v.xiv Pg 4, Npnf-105 xviii.iv.i Pg 3, Npnf-113 iv.iii.iii Pg 39, Npnf-113 v.iii.xiii Pg 14, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.ix Pg 67, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.ix Pg 78, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.ix Pg 80, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.xi Pg 22, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.ix Pg 78, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.xi Pg 22, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.ix Pg 67, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.ix Pg 80, Npnf-205 viii.i.viii.iv Pg 18, Npnf-205 viii.ii.ii Pg 11, Npnf-208 vii.xv Pg 36

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    1Timothy 4:7

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 v.ii.xviii Pg 5
    Or, “economy,” or “dispensation.” Comp. Col. i. 25; 1 Tim. i. 4.

    of God, conceived in the womb by Mary, of the seed of David, but by the Holy Ghost. He was born and baptized, that by His passion He might purify the water.

    Anf-01 ix.ii.i Pg 3
    1 Tim. i. 4. The Latin has here genealogias infinitas, “endless genealogies,” as in textus receptus of New Testament.

    minister questions rather than godly edifying which is in faith,” and by means of their craftily-constructed plausibilities draw away the minds of the inexperienced and take them captive, [I have felt constrained, my dear friend, to compose the following treatise in order to expose and counteract their machinations.] These men falsify the oracles of God, and prove themselves evil interpreters of the good word of revelation. They also overthrow the faith of many, by drawing them away, under a pretence of [superior] knowledge, from Him who rounded and adorned the universe; as if, forsooth, they had something more excellent and sublime to reveal, than that God who created the heaven and the earth, and all things that are therein. By means of specious and plausible words, they cunningly allure the simple-minded to inquire into their system; but they nevertheless clumsily destroy them, while they initiate them into their blasphemous and impious opinions respecting the Demiurge;2657

    2657 As will be seen by and by, this fancied being was, in the Valentinian system, the creator of the material universe, but far inferior to the supreme ruler Bythus.

    and these simple ones are unable, even in such a matter, to distinguish falsehood from truth.

    Anf-01 v.iii.viii Pg 4
    1 Tim. i. 4.

    and things in which the Jews make their boast. “Old things are passed away: behold, all things have become new.”678


    Anf-01 ix.viii.xxxvi Pg 11
    1 Tim. i. 4.

    but studying rather [to observe] a straightforward course of life; lest, having been deprived of the Divine Spirit, they fail to attain to the kingdom of heaven. For truly the first thing is to deny one’s self and to follow Christ; and those who do this are borne onward to perfection, having fulfilled all their Teacher’s will, becoming sons of God by spiritual regeneration, and heirs of the kingdom of heaven; those who seek which first shall not be forsaken.

    Anf-03 v.iii.xxxiii Pg 11
    1 Tim. i. 4.

    one also recognises Valentinus, in whose system a certain Æon, whosoever he be,2200

    2200 Nescio qui.

    of a new name, and that not one only, generates of his own grace2201

    2201 Charite.

    Sense and Truth; and these in like manner produce of themselves Word2202

    2202 Sermonem.

    and Life, while these again afterwards beget Man and the Church. From these primary eight2203

    2203 De qua prima ogdoade. [See Irenæus, Vol. I. p. 316, etc. this Series.]

    ten other Æons after them spring, and then the twelve others arise with their wonderful names, to complete the mere story of the thirty Æons. The same apostle, when disapproving of those who are “in bondage to elements,”2204


    Anf-03 v.iii.vii Pg 15
    1 Tim. i. 4.

    and “unprofitable questions,”1924


    Anf-03 iv.xi.ii Pg 8
    1 Tim. i. 4.

    It must, however, be added, that no solution may be found by any man, but such as is learned from God; and that which is learned of God is the sum and substance of the whole thing.

    Anf-03 Pg 13
    Matt. v. 48.

    Anf-01 ix.iii.i Pg 2
    1 Tim. vi. 20.

    I showed thee, my very dear friend, that the whole system devised, in many and opposite ways, by those who are of the school of Valentinus, was false and baseless. I also set forth the tenets of their predecessors, proving that they not only differed among themselves, but had long previously swerved from the truth itself. I further explained, with all diligence, the doctrine as well as practice of Marcus the magician, since he, too, belongs to these persons; and I carefully noticed2987

    2987 [Note this “Americanism.”]

    the passages which they garble from the Scriptures, with the view of adapting them to their own fictions. Moreover, I minutely narrated the manner in which, by means of numbers, and by the twenty-four letters of the alphabet, they boldly endeavour to establish [what they regard as] truth. I have also related how they think and teach that creation at large was formed after the image of their invisible Pleroma, and what they hold respecting the Demiurge, declaring at the same time the doctrine of Simon Magus of Samaria, their progenitor, and of all those who succeeded him. I mentioned, too, the multitude of those Gnostics who are sprung from him, and noticed2988

    2988 [Note this “Americanism.”]

    the points of difference between them, their several doctrines, and the order of their succession, while I set forth all those heresies which have been originated by them. I showed, moreover, that all these heretics, taking their rise from Simon, have introduced impious and irreligious doctrines into this life; and I explained the nature of their “redemption,” and their method of initiating those who are rendered “perfect,” along with their invocations and their mysteries. I proved also that there is one God, the Creator, and that He is not the fruit of any defect, nor is there anything either above Him, or after Him.2. In the present book, I shall establish those points which fit in with my design, so far as time permits, and overthrow, by means of lengthened treatment under distinct heads, their whole system; for which reason, since it is an exposure and subversion of their opinions, I have so entitled the composition of this work. For it is fitting, by a plain revelation and overthrow of their conjunctions, to put an end to these hidden alliances,2989

    2989 This passage is very obscure: we have supplied “et,” which, as Harvey conjectures, may have dropped out of the text.

    and to Bythus himself, and thus to obtain a demonstration that he never existed at any previous time, nor now has any existence.

    Chapter II.—The world was not formed by angels, or by any other being, contrary to the will of the most high God, but was made by the Father through the Word.2990


    Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xi Pg 15.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xxiv Pg 9.1

    Anf-02 Pg 10.1

    Anf-03 v.iii.xxv Pg 4
    1 Tim. vi. 20.

    and again: “That good thing which was committed unto thee keep.”2117


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxiii Pg 17
    1 Tim. vi. 14, 15; 20.

    speaking of (Him as) God. It is to these same times that Peter in the Acts refers, when he says: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets.”7445


    Npnf-201 Pg 7

    Npnf-201 iii.viii.xxxii Pg 31

    Npnf-201 iii.ix.vii Pg 2

    Anf-02 vi.iv.i.x Pg 21.1

    Anf-01 Pg 6
    2 Tim. ii. 23.

    foreseeing by the Spirit those weak-minded persons who should be led astray.3801


    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.i Pg 15.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.i.xi Pg 10.1

    Anf-03 v.iii.xxxvii Pg 5
    Compare 1 Tim. v. 21, and vi. 13; 2 Tim. ii. 14, and iv. 1–4.

    even so do I hold it. As for you, they have, it is certain, always held you as disinherited, and rejected you as strangers—as enemies. But on what ground are heretics strangers and enemies to the apostles, if it be not from the difference of their teaching, which each individual of his own mere will has either advanced or received in opposition to the apostles?”

    Anf-03 v.iii.vii Pg 16
    Tit. iii. 9.

    and “words which spread like a cancer?”1925


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