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1 Timothy 6

 

 

Introduction
1Of the duty of servants.
3Not to have fellowship with newfangled teachers.
6Godliness is great gain;
10and love of money the root of all evil.
11What Timothy is to fly, and what to follow.
17and whereof to admonish the rich.
20To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to avoid profane janglings.

Verse 1
Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
servants
Deuteronomy 28:48; Isaiah 47:6; 58:6; Matthew 11:9,30; Acts 15:10; 1 Corinthians 7:21,22; Galatians 5:1
count
Genesis 16:9; 24:2,12,27,35-67; 2 Kings 5:2,3,13; Malachi 1:6; Acts 10:7,22; Ephesians 6:5-8; Colossians 3:22-25; Titus 2:9; 1 Peter 2:17-20
that the
5:14; Genesis 13:7,8; 2 Samuel 12:14; Nehemiah 9:5; Isaiah 52:5; Ezekiel 36:20,23; Luke 17:1; Romans 2:24; 1 Corinthians 10:32; Titus 2:5,8,10; 1 Peter 2:12; 3:16

Verse 2
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
believing
Colossians 4:1; Philemon 1:10-16
let
Genesis 16:4,5; Numbers 16:3; Matthew 6:24; 2 Peter 2:10; Jude 1:8
because they are brethren
5:1; Matthew 23:8; 25:40; Romans 8:29; Galatians 3:26-29; Colossians 3:11
because they are
Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 1:1,15; Colossians 1:2,4; 3:12; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Philemon 1:5-7
faithful
or, believing. partakers.
Joel 2:28; Romans 11:17; Ephesians 3:6; Hebrews 3:1,14; 1 Peter 5:1
These
4:11; Titus 2:1,15; 3:8

Verse 3
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
any
1:3,6; Romans 16:17; Galatians 1:6,7
to wholesome
1:10; 2 Timothy 1:13; 4:3; Titus 1:9; 2:1,2; *Gr:; Proverbs 15:4; Titus 1:9; 3:8
the words
Matthew 22:21; 28:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2,8
the doctrine
4:7,8; Titus 1:1; 2:11-14; 2 Peter 1:3-7

Verse 4
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
He
1:7; 3:6; Proverbs 13:7; 25:14; 26:12; Acts 8:9,21-23; Romans 12:16; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 8:1,2; Galatians 6:3; Colossians 2:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 2 Timothy 3:4; 2 Peter 2:12,18; Jude 1:10,16; Revelation 3:17
proud
or, a fool. doting. or, sick. about.
1:4; 2 Timothy 2:23
words
Isaiah 58:4; Acts 15:2; Romans 2:8; 13:13; 14:1; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 11:16,18; 2 Corinthians 11:20; Galatians 5:15,20,21,26; Philippians 1:15; 2:3,14; Titus 3:9; James 1:19; 2:14-18; James 4:1,2,5,6; 1 Peter 2:1,2

Verse 5
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Perverse, etc
or, Gallings one of another.
1:6; 1 Corinthians 11:16
men
Matthew 7:17-20; 12:33; John 3:19-21; Ephesians 4:17-19; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-11; 2 Timothy 3:8; Titus 1:15,16; Hebrews 3:12,13; 2 John 1:8-10
supposing
6; 3:3,8; 2 Kings 5:20-27; Isaiah 56:11; Jeremiah 6:13; 8:10; Ezekiel 33:31; Matthew 21:13; Matthew 23:14; Acts 8:18-20; 19:24-28; Titus 1:11; 2 Peter 2:3,15; Jude 1:11; Revelation 18:3,13
from
Romans 16:17,18; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Timothy 3:5

Verse 6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
godliness
4:8; Psalms 37:16; 84:11; Proverbs 3:13-18; 8:18-21; 15:16; 16:8; Matthew 6:32,33; Luke 12:31,32; Romans 5:3-5; 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:17,18; 5:1; Philippians 1:21; Hebrews 13:5
contentment
8; Exodus 2:21; Luke 3:14; Philippians 4:11-13

Verse 7
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
we brought
Job 1:21; Proverbs 27:24; Ecclesiastes 5:15,16
certain
Psalms 49:17; Luke 12:20,21; 16:22,23

Verse 8
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Genesis 28:20; 48:15; Deuteronomy 2:7; 8:3,4; Proverbs 27:23-27; 30:8,9; Ecclesiastes 2:24-26; Ecclesiastes 3:12,13; Matthew 6:11,25-33; Hebrews 13:5,6

Verse 9
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
they
Genesis 13:10-13; Numbers 22:17-19; Joshua 7:11; 2 Kings 5:20-27; Proverbs 15:27; 20:21; Proverbs 21:6; 22:16; 28:20-22; Isaiah 5:8; Hosea 12:7,8; Amos 8:4-6; Zechariah 11:5; Matthew 13:22; 19:22; 26:15; James 5:1-4; 2 Peter 2:15,16; Jude 1:11
snare
3:7; Deuteronomy 7:25; Psalms 11:6; Proverbs 1:17-19; Luke 21:35; 2 Timothy 2:26
many
Mark 4:19; Ephesians 4:22; 1 John 2:15-17
which
1:9; Numbers 31:8; Joshua 7:24-26; Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 5:4,5; 8:20; 2 Peter 2:3

Verse 10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
the love
Genesis 34:23,24; 38:16; Exodus 23:7,8; Deuteronomy 16:19; 23:4,5,18; Judges 17:10,11; Judges 18:19,20,29-31; 2 Samuel 4:10,11; Proverbs 1:19; Isaiah 1:23; 56:11; Jeremiah 5:27; Jeremiah 5:28; Ezekiel 13:19; 16:33; 22:12; Micah 3:11; 7:3,4; Malachi 1:10; Matthew 23:14; Acts 1:16-19; Titus 1:11; Revelation 18:13
coveted
21; 2 Timothy 4:10; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14,15
erred
or, been seduced. and pierced.
Genesis 29:14,26,31-35; 2 Kings 5:27; Psalms 32:10; Proverbs 1:31; 2 Peter 2:7,8

Verse 11
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
But
2 Timothy 2:22
O man
20; Deuteronomy 33:1; 1 Samuel 2:27; 9:6; 1 Kings 13:1,26; 17:18,24; 20:28; 2 Kings 1:9,13; 2 Kings 5:20; 23:17; 1 Chronicles 23:14; 2 Chronicles 8:14; Nehemiah 12:24,36; Jeremiah 35:4; 2 Timothy 3:17
flee
1 Corinthians 6:18; 10:14; 2 Timothy 2:22
and
5:10; Deuteronomy 16:20; Psalms 34:14; 38:20; Isaiah 51:1; Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:1; 2 Timothy 2:22; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 3:11
righteousness
4:12; Galatians 5:22,23; Philippians 4:8,9; Titus 2:11,12; 2 Peter 1:5-7

Verse 12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Fight
1:18; Zechariah 10:5; 1 Corinthians 9:25,26; 2 Corinthians 6:7; 10:3-5; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:8,9; 2 Timothy 4:7
lay
19; Psalms 63:8; Proverbs 3:18; Song of Solomon 3:4; Philippians 3:12-14; Hebrews 3:14; 6:18; 1 John 2:25; Revelation 3:3
whereunto
Romans 8:28-30; 9:23,24; Colossians 3:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 5:10
hast
13; Deuteronomy 26:3,17-19; Isaiah 44:5; Luke 12:8,9; Romans 10:9,10; Hebrews 13:23

Verse 13
I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
give
5:21
who quickeneth
Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:6; John 5:21,26; 14:25,26; 14:6; Acts 17:25; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:1
who before
Matthew 27:11; John 18:36,37; 19:11; Revelation 1:5; 3:14
confession
or, profession.

Verse 14
That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
keep
20; 4:11-16; 1 Chronicles 28:9,10,20; Colossians 4:17
without
Song of Solomon 4:7; Ephesians 5:27; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19; 2 Peter 3:14
unrebukeable
Philippians 2:15; Colossians 1:22; Jude 1:24
until
1 Corinthians 1:8; Philippians 1:6,10; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7

Verse 15
Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
who
1:11,17; Psalms 47:2; 83:18; Jeremiah 10:10; 46:18; Daniel 2:44-47; 4:34; Matthew 6:13
the King
Ezra 7:12; Proverbs 8:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16

Verse 16
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
only
1:17; Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 32:40; Psalms 90:2; Isaiah 57:15; John 8:58; Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:8,17,18
dwelling
Psalms 104:2; Habakkuk 3:4; 1 John 1:5; Revelation 1:16,17; 21:3; 22:5
whom
Exodus 33:20; John 1:18; 6:46; 14:9; Colossians 1:15
to whom
1:17; Romans 16:25-27; Ephesians 3:21; Philippians 4:20; Jude 1:25; Revelation 1:6; 4:11; 7:12

Verse 17
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
Charge
13; 1:3; 5:21
rich
Genesis 13:2; Job 1:1-3; Matthew 19:23; 27:57; Luke 19:2,9,10
that they
Deuteronomy 6:10-12; 8:17; 33:15; 2 Chronicles 26:16; 32:25,26; Psalms 10:3,4; 73:5-9; Proverbs 30:9; Jeremiah 2:31; Ezekiel 16:49,50,56; Daniel 4:30; 5:19-23; Hosea 13:6; Habakkuk 1:15,16; Romans 11:20; James 1:9,10; Revelation 18:6,7
trust
Job 31:24,25; Psalms 52:7; 62:10; Proverbs 11:28; Jeremiah 9:23,24; Mark 10:24; Luke 12:15-21; Ephesians 5:5
uncertain riches
Gr. the uncertainty of riches.
Proverbs 23:5; 27:24; Ecclesiastes 5:13,14
but
Psalms 62:8; 84:11,12; 118:8,9; Jeremiah 17:7,8
the living
3:15; 4:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:9
who
Psalms 104:28; Matthew 6:32; Acts 14:27; 17:25
richly
Ecclesiastes 5:18,19; Colossians 3:16; Titus 3:6; *marg:

Verse 18
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
they do
2 Chronicles 24:16; Psalms 37:3; Ecclesiastes 3:12; Luke 6:33-35; Acts 10:38; Galatians 6:10; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Peter 3:11; 3 John 1:11
river
5:10; Luke 12:21; Acts 9:36; Titus 2:14; 3:8; James 2:5
ready
Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Psalms 112:9; Proverbs 11:24,25; Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6; Isaiah 32:8; 58:7; Luke 6:35; 14:12-14; Acts 2:44,45; 4:34-37; 11:29; Romans 12:8,13; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:1,2,9,12; 9:6-15; Philippians 4:18,19; Hebrews 13:16; 1 John 3:17
willing to communicate
or, sociable.

Verse 19
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Laying
Psalms 17:14; Matthew 6:19-21; 10:41,42; 19:21; 25:34-40; Luke 12:33; 16:9; Luke 18:2,22; Galatians 6:8,9
foundation
Proverbs 10:25; Luke 6:48,49; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 3:17; 2 Timothy 2:19
the time
Proverbs 31:25; Luke 16:9,25
lay
12; Philippians 3:14; 1 Peter 1:4

Verse 20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
O Timothy
11; 2 Timothy 2:1
keep
14; 1:11; Romans 3:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; 2:15; 2 Timothy 1:13,14; 3:14; Titus 1:9; Revelation 3:3
avoiding
4,5; 1:4,6; 4:7; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Titus 1:4,14; 3:9
oppositions
Acts 17:18,21; Romans 1:22; 1 Corinthians 1:19-23; 2:6; 3:19; Colossians 2:8,18

Verse 21
Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
have
10; 1:6,19; 2 Timothy 2:18; Hebrews 10:1-12
Grace
Romans 1:7; 16:20,24; 2 Timothy 4:22; Titus 3:15; Hebrews 13:25
Amen
Matthew 6:13

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-timothy-6.html.

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