Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Timothy 6

Verse 1

servants. App-190.

under. App-104.

masters. App-98.

that in order that. Greek. hina. God. App-98.

not. App-105.

Verse 2

believing. App-130.

do . . . service. App-130.

faithful. Some as "believing".

beloved. App-136.

partakers = those who are partaking. Greek. antilambanomai. See Acts 20:35.

benefit = good work. Greek. euergesia. See Acts 4:9,

exhort. App-134.

Verse 3

If App-118. a,

any man = any one. App-123.

teach otherwise. See 1 Timothy 1:3.

wholesome, Same as "sound", 1 Timothy 1:10.

words. App-121.10.

even the words = those.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus Christ. App-99.

according to. App-104.

godliness. See 1 Timothy 2:2.

Verse 4

proud = puffed up. See 1 Timothy 3:6.

knowing. App-132.

nothing. Greek. medeis.

doting = sick, or diseased. Greek. noseo. Only here. Compare Matthew 4:24.

about. App-104.

questions. See 1 Timothy 1:4.

strifes, &c. Greek. logonaaettia. Only here. The verb in 2 Timothy 2:14.

whereof = out of (App-104.) which.

surmisings, Greek. huponaia. Only here.

Verse 5

Perverse disputings. Greek. paradiatribe. Only here. The texts read diaparatribe.

men. App-123.

of corrupt minds = corrupted (Greek. diophtheiro. See 2 Corinthians 4:16) as to their mind,

destitute = deprived. Greek. opostereo. See 1 Corinthians 6:7.

gain, &c. Read "godliness is a way of gain".

gain. Greek. porismos. Here and 1 Timothy 6:6.

from. App-104.

withdraw thyself. Same as "depart", 1 Timothy 4:1, but the texts omit "from such", &c.

Verse 6

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

contentment. Greek. autarkeia. See 2 Corinthians 9:8 - Compare Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:11.

Verse 7

nothing. Greek. oudeis.

into. App-104.

world. App-129.

and it is certain. Read "neither" (Greek. oude). This makes with the second ouden a double negative.

certain. The texts omit.

Verse 8

food = nourishment. Greek. diatrophe. Only here.

raiment = covering, perhaps including shelter. Greek. skepasma, Only here.

content. Same word as 2 Corinthians 12:9 (sufficient). Hebrews 13:5.

Verse 9

will. App-102.

fall, &c. Compare 1 Timothy 3:6, 1 Timothy 3:7.

snare. See 1 Timothy 3:7.

foolish. Greek. enoetos. See Romans 1:14.

hurtful. Greek. blaberos. Only here.

drown. Greek. bulhizo. Only here and Luke 5:7.

in. App-104,

destruction. Greek. olethros, See 1 Corinthians 5:5.

perdition. See John 17:12.

Verse 10

love of money. Greek. philarguria. Only here. Compare 2 Timothy 3:2.

the = a.

all, &c. = all the evils.

evil. App-128.

some. App-124.

coveted after. See 1 Timothy 3:1.

have erred = were seduced. Greek. apoplanao. Only here and Mark 13:22.

faith. App-160.

pierced . . . through. Greek. peripeiro. Only here.

with = by. Dative case.

sorrows = pangs. Greek. odune. Only here and Romans 9:3.

Verse 11

righteousness. App-191.

love. App-135.

meekness. See 1 Corinthians 4:21.

Verse 12

Fight. Greek. agonizomai. See Luke 13:24.

fight. Greek. agon. See Philippians 1:30. Figure of speech Paronomasia. App-6.

eternal. App-151.

life. App-170.

whereunto = unto (App-104.) which.

hast. Omit.

professed = confessed. Greek. homologeo. Occurs twenty-three times; seventeen times "confess", three times "profess" make confession", "promise", "give thanks", once each.

a = the.

profession = confession. Greek. homologia. See 2 Corinthians 9:13. Figure of speech Hyperbaton. App-6.

before = in the sight of.

Verse 13

give . . . charge. See 1 Timothy 1:3.

in the sight of = "before", as above.

quickeneth. See Romans 4:17, The texts read zoogoneo, preserve alive.

Christ Jesus. App-98.

before. App-104.

confession. Same as "profession", 1 Timothy 6:12.

Verse 14

without spot = unspotted, Greek. aspilos. Here; James 1:27. 1 Peter 1:19. 2 Peter 3:14.

unrebukeable. Same as "blameless", 1 Timothy 3:2; 1 Timothy 5:7.

appearing. App-106.

Verse 15

Which. Refers to "appearing".

His = His own.

times = seasons. Compare Acts 1:7. See App-195.

Who is. Omit,

blessed. See 1 Timothy 1:11.

Potentate. App-98.

lords. Greek. kurieuo. See Luke 22:25.

Verse 16

immortality = deathlessness. Greek. athanasia. Only here and 1 Corinthians 15:53-54.

dwelling in = inhabiting. Greek. oikeo.

the. Omit.

light. App-130.,

which, &c. = unapproachable. Greek. aprositos, Only here.

no man = no one (Greek. oudeis) of men (App-123.)

seen, see. App-133,

nor. Greek. oude. power. App-172.

everlasting. App-151. Compare 1 Timothy 6:12,

Verse 17

in. App-104.

this = the present.

world. App-129.,

highminded. Greek. hupselophroneo. Only here and Romans 11:20.

nor. Greek. mede

trust = set their hope.

in = upon. App-104.

uncertain = the uncertainty of. (Greek. adelotes. Only here.

in. The texts read App-104.

the living. The texts omit,

giveth = providoth. See 1 Timothy 1:4 (minister).

richly. See Colossians 3:16.

to enjoy = for (App-104.)

enjoyment. Greek. apelausis. Here and Hebrews 11:25.

Verse 18

do good. Greek. agathoergeo. Only here.

ready to distribute. Greek. eumetadotos. Only here,

willing to communicate. Greek. koinonikos. Only here. "Sociable" (Authorized Version m.)

Verse 19

Laying up, &c. Greek. apotliesairizo. Only here.

against. App-104.

lay hold, &c. Compare 1 Timothy 6:12.

eternal life. The texts read, "the life that is life indeed": for ainios reading ontos. Compare 1 Timothy 5:3.

Verse 20

keep = guard, as in 1 Timothy 5:21 (observe). Compare 2 Timothy 1:12, 2 Timothy 1:14.

that . . . trust. Greek. parakalatheke. Only here and 2 Timothy 1:14. But the texts read paratheke in both places, thus agreeing with 2 Timothy 1:14. Both words mean "deposit". The deposit entrusted to Timothy was the teaching regarding the Mystery (1 Timothy 3:16).

avoiding = turning aside from. See 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Timothy 1:10.

profane. Greek. bebelos. See 1 Timothy 1:9.

and. Omit.

vain babblings. Greek. kenophdnirs. Only here and 2 Timothy 2:16.

oppositions. Greek. antithesis. Only here.

science. App-132.

falsely so called. Greek. pseudonumos. Only here. There is much science (knowledge) which does not deserve the name, being only speculation.

Verse 21

have. Omit.

erred. See 1 Timothy 1:6 (swerved).

concerning. App-104.

Grace. App-184.

thee. The texts read "you".

Amen. Omit.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Timothy 6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-timothy-6.html. 1909-1922.