1 Timothy 4

Whiston(i) 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expresly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, the doctrines of dæmons; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with an hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, [commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them who believe and know his truth. 4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith, and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 7 But refuse profane and old wives fables, and exercise thy self unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9 This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we labour, and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 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. 15 Meditate upon these things, give thy self wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thy self, and unto thy doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt save both thy self, and them that hear thee.