4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits and doctrines of demons;
4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
4:3 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats,
which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by them
who believe and know the truth.
4:4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be
refused, if received with thanksgiving:
4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer.
4:6 If thou shalt put the brethren in remembrance of these
things, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished
by the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast
4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise
thyself [rather] to godliness.
4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is
profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now
is, and of that which is to come.
4:9 This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation.
4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we
trust in the living God who is the Savior of all men,
especially of those that believe.
4:11 These things command and teach.
4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the
believers, in word, in deportment, in charity, in spirit, in
faith, in purity.
4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee
by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all.
4:16 Take heed to thyself and to thy doctrine; continue in them:
for in doing this thou wilt both save thyself, and them that