Questions tagged [1-timothy]

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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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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In 1 Timothy 1:20, what is the meaning of delivering persons to Satan?

1 Timothy 1:20 (KJV); Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. What is the meaning of delivering persons to Satan? Does ...
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In 1 Timothy 6:15 did Paul mean God the Father or God the Son?

1 Timothy 6:15 (NIV): which God will bring about in his own time--God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, What does Paul mean by "the blessed and only ruler, the king of ...
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In 1 Timothy 6:5, (gain is godliness) or (godliness is gain)?

I read 1timothy 6:5 in Arabic versions of the Bible, it was: التقوى تجارة which means: godliness is trade or (gain). But the meaning that fits with the chapter (chapter 6) is: trade or gain is ...
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What does 1 Timothy 2:5 mean by "...there is one God..."?

What does 1 Timothy 2:5 mean by "...there is one God..."?. Does it mean "God the Father" or "God the Son" or may it means the Divine nature and Godhood? I was confused when I read Arabic and English ...
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To whom does the term "one God" refer in Paul?

The term “one God,” is found in three of Paul’s letters: one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:6) εἷς θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ πάντων ὁ ἐπὶ πάντων καὶ διὰ πάντων ...
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Is 1 Timothy 3:11 referring to deaconesses?

The position of this solitary charge, respecting deacons’ wives, in the midst of regulations concerning “deacons,” is, of itself, almost decisive against the translation of the English version, ...
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What is the "good conscience" mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:5,19

What is the "good conscience" mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:5,19 ? 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 ...
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What are the "these things" referred to in 1 Timothy 4:15?

What are the "these things" referred to in 1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. ? Is this the same word used in ...
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In 1 Timothy 6:16 in what way does Jesus "have immortality" (if indeed he is the referent)?

[1Ti 6:11-16 ESV] (11) But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. (12) Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of ...
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In 1 Timothy 6:6-16 to what does Paul refer when he says "the good confession"?

Jesus spoke about the dangers of riches: [Mar 10:23 KJV] (23) And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! When ...
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In 2 Timothy 1:10 what does it mean that Christ "brought life and immortality to light"?

[2Ti 1:10 NASB] but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, [2Ti 1:10 MGNT] φανερωθεῖσαν ...
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What is the difference between eternal life and immortality.?

John 17:3 (NASB) 3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." 1 Timothy 6:15-16 (NRSV) 15 "Which he will bring about at the right ...
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What does "justified in the Spirit" refer to in 1 Timothy 3:16?

What does justified in the Spirit refer to in 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, ...
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In 1 Timothy 4:3-5 is the reference to the LOGOU THEOU is he referring to the Torah?

1Ti 4:3-5 KJV - 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of ...
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Was Paul saying that you should only be widowed once to qualify for church support in 1 Timothy 5:9?

1 Timothy 5;9 KJV 9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man Is Paul saying that widows should be widowed once so as to qualify for ...
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Why should Timothy use wine?

In 1Timothy chapter 5 Verse 23 it is written: Μηκέτι ὑδροπότει ἀλλ᾽ οἴνῳ ὀλίγῳ χρῶ διὰ τὸν στόμαχον σου καὶ τὰς πυκνάς σοῦ ἀσθενείας Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake ...
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What is the extent of the silence commanded of women in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12?

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35And if they will learn any thing, let ...