Modern Literal Version
[1 Timothy 4]

     4:1 But the Spirit expressly says, Some will be withdrawing from the faith in later times, taking-heed to misleading spirits and teachings of demons, 4:2 through the hypocrisy from thespeakers of lies, having been branded in their own conscience; 4:3 forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from foods, which God created *for reception with thanksgiving to the believing and those who have fully known the truth. 4:4Because every created thing of God isgood, and casting off nothing if it is received with thanksgiving, 4:5for* it is made holy through the word of God and through petition.

     4:6 If you suggest these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Jesus Christ, being nourished in the words of the faith and of the good teaching in which you have followed closely.4:7 But renounce the profane and old-wives' fables and exercise yourself to devoutness; 4:8 for*bodily exercise is profitable for few things, but devoutness is profitable for all things, having thepromise of life the current one and the future one.

     4:9 Faithful is the word and worthy of all acceptance. 4:10 For* we are also laboring and are reproached toward this end, because we have hoped upon the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of the believing ones. 4:11 Command and teach these things.

     4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but become an example of the believing ones: in word, in conduct, in love*, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 4:13 Until I come, take-heed to the public-reading, to the encouragement, to the teaching. 4:14 Do not neglect the gift*which is in you, which was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 4:15 Meditate on these things; be diligent in them; in order that your progress may be apparent in all things. 4:16 Take-heed to yourself and to the teaching. Abide in them; for*while practicing this, you will be saving both yourself and those who hear you.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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