1 Timothy 4:8



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

King James Version

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

International Standard Version

Physical exercise is of limited value, but Godliness is very dear, a pledge of life, both there and here.

A Conservative Version

For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is coming.

American Standard Version

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

Amplified

For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come.

An Understandable Version

For physical training is useful to some extent [or, "for a short time"], but living godly is useful in every way, for it promises benefits [not only] for the present life, but [also] for the life to come.

Anderson New Testament

For the exercise of the body is profitable for little; but godliness is profitable for all things, and has the promise of the life that now is, and also of that which is to come.

Bible in Basic English

For the training of the body is of profit for a little, but religion is of profit in every way, giving hope for the life which now is, and for that which is to come.

Common New Testament

For bodily training is of some value, but godliness is of value in all things, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Daniel Mace New Testament

exercise yourself in piety: for those exercises which relate only to the body are of little consequence, but piety is of absolute use, having the promises both of the present life, and of the life that is to come.

Darby Translation

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.

Godbey New Testament

For bodily exercise is profitable unto little; but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Goodspeed New Testament

Physical training is of some service, but religion is of service in every way, for it carries with it the promise of life here and hereafter.

Holman Bible

for, the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

John Wesley New Testament

For bodily exercise profiteth a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

Julia Smith Translation

For bodily exercise is profitable, to little: but devotion is profitable to all things, having promise of life now, and that about to be.

King James 2000

For bodily exercise profits for a little while: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the training of the body is {somewhat} profitable, but godliness is profitable for everything, [because it] holds promise for the present life and for the [life] to come.

Modern King James verseion

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For bodily exercise profiteth little: But godliness is good unto all things, as a thing which hath promises of the life that is now, and of the life to come.

Moffatt New Testament

The training of the body is of small service, but religion is of service in all directions; it contains the promise of life both for the present and for the future.

Montgomery New Testament

For physical training is of some small service, but godliness is of service in everything; since it carries with it a promise of life, both here and hereafter.

NET Bible

For "physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come."

New Heart English Bible

For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.

New simplified Bible

Bodily exercise is profitable for a little. However, godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of the life that is to come.

Noyes New Testament

For bodily exercise is profitable for little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Sawyer New Testament

for bodily exercise profits little; but piety is profitable in all things, having a promise of the present life and of the life to come.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the bodily training, for little, is profitable, whereas, godliness, for all things is profitable, - having, promise, of life - the present and the coming.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For bodily exercise is of little advantage, but godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

Twentieth Century New Testament

for while the training of the body is of service in some respects, religion is of service in all, carrying with it, as it does, a promise of Life both here and hereafter.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming.

Williams New Testament

Physical training, indeed, is of some service, but religion is of service for everything, for it contains a promise for the present life as well as the future.

World English Bible

For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.

Worrell New Testament

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which is present and that to come.

Worsley New Testament

For bodily exercise profiteth little, but piety is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come:

Youngs Literal Translation

for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

σωματικός 
Somatikos 
Usage: 2

γυμνασία 
Gumnasia 
Usage: 1

ὠφέλιμος 
Ophelimos 
Usage: 4

ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

but
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

εὐσέβεια 
Eusebeia 
Usage: 15

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

ὠφέλιμος 
Ophelimos 
Usage: 4

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

of the life
ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

that now is
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Good Servant Of Christ

7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; 8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.


Cross References

Matthew 6:33

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:11

But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 145:19

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.

Mark 10:30

but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

1 Samuel 15:22

Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.

Job 5:19-26

"From six troubles He will deliver you, Even in seven evil will not touch you.

Job 22:2

"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Psalm 37:16-19

Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.

Psalm 50:7-15

"Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God.

Psalm 91:10-16

No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.

Psalm 112:1-3

Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.

Psalm 128:1-6

How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.

Proverbs 3:16-18

Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

Isaiah 1:11-16

"What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.

Isaiah 3:10

Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.

Isaiah 32:17-18

And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 33:16

He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.

Isaiah 58:3-5

'Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?' Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers.

Isaiah 65:13-14

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry Behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty Behold, My servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.

Jeremiah 6:20

"For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba And the sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me."

Amos 5:21-24

"I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.

Matthew 5:3-12

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:29

"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.

Mark 10:19-20

"You know the commandments, 'DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'"

Luke 12:31-32

"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

1 Corinthians 3:22

whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you,

1 Corinthians 8:8

But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.

Colossians 2:21-23

"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"

Titus 3:8

This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.

Hebrews 9:9-10

which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

2 Peter 1:3-4

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

1 John 2:25

This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.

Revelation 3:12

'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

Revelation 3:21

'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.



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