1 Timothy 4

Coverdale(i) 1 The sprete speaketh euydently, that in ye latter tymes some shal departe from the faith, and shal geue hede vnto spretes of erroure, and deuelish doctrynes, of them 2 which speake false thorow ypocrysie, and haue their coscience marked with an whote yron, 3 forbyddinge to mary, and comaundynge to abstayne fro the meates, which God hath created to be receaued wt geuynge thankes of them which beleue and knowe the trueth. 4 For euery creature off God is good, and nothinge to be refused, yt is receaued with thankesgeuynge: 5 for it is sanctifyed by the worde of God and prayer. 6 Yf thou shalt put the brethren in remembraunce of these thinges, thou shalt be a good mynister of Iesu Christ, which hast bene norished vp in the wordes of faith and of good doctryne, which thou hast folowed hither to. 7 As for vngoostly and olde wyuesh fables, cast them awaye, but exercyse thy selfe vnto godlynes. 8 For bodely exercyse profyteth litle, but godlynes is profytable vnto all thinges, as a thinge which hath promyses of the life that is now, and of the life for to come. 9 This is a sure sayenge, & of all partes worthy to be receaued. 10 For therfore we laboure and suffre rebuke, because we hope in the lyuynge God, which is the Sauioure of all men, but specially of those that beleue. 11 Soch thinges commaunde thou and teach. 12 Let no man despyse yi youth, but be thou vnto them that beleue, an ensample, in worde, in couersacion, in loue, in ye sprete, in faith, in purenesse. 13 Geue attendaunce to readynge, to exhortacion, to doctryne, vntyll I come. 14 Be not necligent in the gifte that is geuen the thorow prophecye, with layege on of the handes of the Elders. 15 These thinges exercyse, and geue thy selfe vnto them, that thine increase maye be manifest vnto euery man. 16 Take hede vnto thy selfe, and to learnynge, cotynue in these thinges. For yf thou so do, thou shalt saue thy selfe, and them that heare the.