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Questions about the first letter of Paul to Timothy. Instead of being addressed to a church, this letter was addressed to Timothy, a convert of Paul's and a pastor (hence, why it's one of the pastoral epistles).

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Bodily Exercise Or Jewish legalism?

1 Timothy‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭ESV‬‬ for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.‭‭ Does “bodily ...
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Why would Paul consider Eve sinned before Adam?

In Genesis 3:6, Adam was apparently with Eve together when Eve was deceived by the serpent. 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also ...
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Meaning of γυναικα in 1 Tim 3:11

I'm looking for commentaries/publications regarding use of word 'γυναικα' in 1 Tim 3:11. I need commentaries, which would cover following concepts: γυναικα - the wife [of a Deacon] γυναικα - a woman [...
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How did slaves honoring their masters impact Paul’s doctrine?

1 Timothy 6:1 NASB All who are under the yolk as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against. How does slaves ...
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Does 1 Timothy 6:16 eliminate the idea that anyone has ever seen God?

He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and ...
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What were the prophecies made regarding Timothy?

1 Timothy 1:18 NASB This command I entrust to you, Timothy, son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you might fight the good fight… Do we know what ...
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Can Unclean food be received with thanksgiving?

If the food that God didn’t create for human consumption like shrimp, camel, and all the unclean food that was not intended for eating, how could it be sanctified by prayer and word of God if God didn’...
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Any patristic sources on 1 Timothy 2:11-12 that address whether the context is the church?

1 Timothy 2:11-12 has been variously understood. One view I recently heard is that it teaches women to be silent not only in church, as is the case in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, but also in secular ...
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"Worthwhile fight" in 2 Timothy 4:7

In 2 Timothy 4:7 (and 1 Timothy 6:12) there's a famous phrase "fight the good fight." I can find a number of examples (here, here, and possibly here) where this seems to be quoted as "...
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Is the following literary evidence, by Bart Ehrman against Pauline authorship, in the two letters to Timothy capable of other interpretations?

Bart D. Ehrman, in his book Forged writes about the letters to Timothy attributed to the Apostle Paul: Both letters have words and phrases in common not found in any of the other letters attributed ...
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Did Paul call Timothy "my own son in the faith" or "a true child in the faith"?

In the KJV, 1 Timothy 1:2 says: Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith... In the English translation in The Interlinear Bible (called "King James II Version") (TIB), however, it says: to ...
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1 Timothy 6:11 who is the man of God? Is he Timothy?

1 Timothy 6:11 KJV; 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Who is the man of God? Is he Timothy?
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1 Timothy 6:5 which translations are more accurate according to textual criticism?

1 Timothy 6:5; DRB; ... Supposing gain to be godliness... 1 Timothy 6:5; KJV; ... Supposing that gain is godliness... 1 Timothy 6:5; 1550 Stephanus New Testament; 5 παραδιατριβαι διεφθαρμενων ...
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What does Paul mean to emphasize when he refers to himself as chief, or the first, or the worst, in 1 Timothy 1:15?

1 Timothy 1:15 KJV This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15 YLT stedfast is the word, and ...
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Does it follow from 1 Timothy 6:13-16 that the souls of human beings are not inherently immortal?

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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1 Timothy 1:20; How did this happen in the days of the apostles?

1 Timothy 1:20; DRB; 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. It seems that Paul has the authority to deliver the Blasphemous, ...
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Who is "King of kings and Lord of lords"? God or Jesus? 1 Timothy 6:13-16 vs. Revelation 17:14

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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1 Timothy 4:10; is the Will of the Father to save all Human beings?

1 Timothy 2:3-5; DRB; 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and ...
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Can χήρα (widow) in 1 Tim. 5 mean "never-married"?

Ἄγαμος (unmarried) appears only in 1 Corinthians 7. The unmarried are grouped with widows: 1 Cor. 7:8But I say to the unmarried (αγάμοις, non nuptis) and to the widows (χήραις, viduis): It is good ...
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Is 1 Timothy 3:16 wording so critical that if one wrong word is used, the relationship of Father with Son, and Who became flesh, is made uncertain?

This is about the relationship of the Son to the Father, and to the fact of Who actually came into the world via the virgin's womb. Different translations of 1 Timothy 3:16 read: “Hos was manifested ...
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Why was Jesus' remark : "Sy legō" (σύ λέγω) in [Mark 15:2, Matthew 27:11] a "Good Confession" (καλός ὁμολογία) to Pontius Pilate in 1 Timothy 6:13?

The apostle Paul regards Jesus' response to Pontius Pilate as a "Good Confession" in [1 Timothy 6] : "I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before ...
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Was Jesus' mother Mary ever considered a "real widow" ὄντως χήρας after Jesus' crucifixion - based on Paul's Widow doctrine in [1 Timothy 5]?

In John 19:26-27, we learn Jesus' mother Mary may have been considered a Widow to Jesus (who asks the apostle John to care for her like a son). - Since Mary's only husband Joseph was supposedly ...
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What's the best translation for προσέχοντας in 1 Timothy 3:8?

1 Timothy 3:8 New International Version In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. New Living Translation In the ...
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Better understanding of (1 Timothy 4:8) "....bodily training is just slightly beneficial...."

(1 Timothy 4:8) 8 for bodily training is just slightly beneficial, but godliness is beneficial for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. I'm would ...
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Is it good to get married at a time of tribulation?

New American Standard Bible Matthew 24: 19 But woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20Moreover, pray that when you flee, it will not be in the ...
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Did Paul say to Timothy that it was okay to eat e.g., rabbit meat?

1 Timothy 4: 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose ...
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What does "Grace be with you" mean in 1 Timothy 6:21?

"...some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you". 1 Timothy 6:21 ESV Do any of these give the meaning of the Greek? : A. Grace be/is with you. I have every confidence it is yours, ...
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What does it mean for food to be "received with thanksgiving" and "sanctified by ... prayer" (1 Tim. 4:3-5, NKJV)?

In his letter to Timothy, Paul wrote that the food some would forbid was actually created by God “to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth”: 3 forbidding to marry, ...
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How to understand 1 Timothy 2:9 in light of 1 Corinthians 11:15?

1 Timothy 2:9 NIV 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, But in the letter ...
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What is meant by, "seen" by angels? 1 Timothy 3:16

1 Timothy 3:16 ESV "Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in ...
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Widows must have been the wife of one man [duplicate]

In 1 Timothy 5:9-10 9 A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man, 10 having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up ...
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What is "the testimony" in 1 Timothy 2:6?

1 Timothy 2:5-6[ESV] "...Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time." 1 Timothy 2:6 [Young's Literal Translation] "who did give ...
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What is this place of judgement reached by obvious sins in 1 Timothy 5:24?

1 Timothy 5:24 NIV 24 The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that ...
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Are men and women equal or not? Galatians 3:26-29 vs 1 Timothy 2:11-15

On the one hand, they appear to be equal: 26 For you are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with ...
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What is the context 1 Timothy 2?

Based on the text, what is the context of 1 Timothy 2? Some say it's the home/family, others say it's the church, and yet others say it's "everywhere" (cf. v. 8). Knowing the answer would ...
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Present Infinitive Active Verbs in 1 Timothy 5:14

1 Timothy 5:14 (ESV), So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. The four emboldened phrases above, in Greek, are ...
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Present Infinitive Active Verbs in 1 Timothy 5:14

1 Timothy 5:14 (ESV), So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. The four emboldened phrases above, in Greek, are ...
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Was Paul the worst sinner?

NIV 1 Timothy 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. Is Paul using hyperbole here?
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Are these passages speaking of the same Alexander?

In 1 Timothy 1:20 20 Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme. In 2 Timothy 4:14-15 14 Alexander the coppersmith did ...
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What's wrong with braided hair in 1 Timothy 2:9?

Berean Literal Bible 1 Timothy 2:9 Likewise also women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing Was ...
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"will save" both yourself and your hearers (1 Tim.4:16b) - Does "will save" allude, "final salvation" or something else in context of 1 Tim. Ch 4?

Text: 1 Tim. 4:16 "Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers."(ESV) "take heed to thyself, and ...
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1 Timothy 6:1, could we consider the unbelieving masters Principalities and Powers?

1 Timothy 6:1, (DRB): Whosoever are servants under the yoke, let them count their masters worthy of all honour; lest the name of the Lord and his doctrine be blasphemed. Colossians 2:15, (DRB): And ...
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1 Timothy 6:15-16, if these verses about God the father, Does this mean that the Holy Spirit is to taste death also?

1 Timothy 6:15-16, (DRB): 13 I charge thee before God who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession: 14 That thou keep the commandment ...
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Paul in 1 Timothy 3:16 recognized that Jesus was God manifest in the flesh. Who was the first to realize the same thing? [closed]

Here are a few candidates: John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth....
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1 Timothy 3:7, what is the meaning of "reproach and snare of the Devil"?

1 Timothy 3:7 (DRB): Moreover he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. What is the meaning of "lest he fall into reproach and ...
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1 Peter 4:18, what is the nature of Salvation Work?

1 Peter 4:18 (DRB): And if the just man shall scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 1 Timothy 4:10 (DRB): For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we hope in ...
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What is a faith unfeigned for a true beliver?

One of my favorite verse to summarize the christian walk is 1 Tim 1:5 "Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned" My ...
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1 Timothy 3:6, what is the accurate translation: "same judgement as the Devil" or "judgement by the Devil"?

1 Timothy 3:6 (DRB): Not a neophyte: lest being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil. There are three modes (variations) of translation of this verse: 1- the same ...
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Acts 10:2, 1 Timothy 3:16 What is the accurate difference between godliness and fearing of God?

I do good and avoid evil because I love God, not because I fear God. What is the accurate difference between "godliness" and "fearing of God"? Can a man be godly and fearing of God ...
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What about "σοφῷ"="wise" in Original Greek manuscripts in Romans 16:27 and 1 Timothy 1:17?

We know that "σοφῷ"="wise" is mentioned in some Greek manuscripts, not all Greek manuscripts, in Jude 1:25. Look in this post: Did Jude 25 mention "σοφῷ" or not? But "σοφῷ" mentioned ...
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