and not to listen to legends or exhaustive lists of ancestors. These [only] serve to arouse speculations, rather than [promote] God's plan which is based on faith.
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
or to pay attention to myths
and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith.
nor to heed myths and endless genealogies, which cause controversies rather than stewardship of God in faith.
neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith;'so do I now .
nor to pay attention to legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation and meaningless arguments rather than advancing God’s program of instruction which is grounded in faith [and requires surrendering the entire self to God in absolute trust and confidence].
nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which produce disputes rather than godly edification, which is in faith;
Or to give attention to stories and long lists of generations, from which come questionings and doubts, in place of God's ordered way of life which is in faith;
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than the divine trainingwhich is by faith.
or trouble their heads with fables and endless genealogies, which rather promote disputes than the gospel-dispensation:
nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than further God's dispensation, which is in faith.
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which present questions, rather than the economy of God which is in faith:
nor to devote themselves to fictions and interminable pedigrees; such things lead to controversy instead of the divine system which operates through faith.
that afford questions, and not godly edifying, which is through faith.
Neither hold to fictions and endless genealogies, which offer questions, rather than the arrangement of God in the faith:
Neither give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which cause questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause useless speculations rather than God's plan [that is] by faith.
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies (which provide doubts rather than the nurture of God in faith).
neither give heed to fables and genealogies, which are endless, and breed doubts, more than Godly edifying which is by faith:
and studying myths and interminable genealogies; such studies bear upon speculations rather than on the divine order which belongs to faith.
nor to be paying attention to myths and interminable genealogies, which tend to promote discussions rather than a stewardship entrusted by God, a stewardship which is in faith.
nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. Such things promote useless speculations rather than God's redemptive plan that operates by faith.
neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause speculation, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith?
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which occasion disputes rather than promote Gods dispensation which is in faith, [so I do now.]
nor attend to myths or interminable genealogies, which occasion disputes rather than a dispensation of God by faith, [do.]
Not to be teaching otherwise, nor yet to be giving heed to stories and endless genealogies, - the which, bring, arguings, rather than that stewardship of God which is with faith; -
nor to attend to fables and endless genealogies, which give occasion to disputes rather than godly edification, which is by faith; [so do].
nor to devote their attention to legends and interminable genealogies, which tend to give rise to argument rather than to further that divine plan which is revealed in the Faith.
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do.
and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.
to stop devoting themselves to myths and never-ending pedigrees, for such things lead to controversies rather than stimulate our trusteeship to God through faith.
neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith --
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies; which, indeed, occasion disputes rather than God's dispensation, which is in faith, so do I now.
nor attend to fables and endless genealogies, which occasion debates, rather than pious edification in the faith:
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --
Word Count of 37 Translations in 1 Timothy 1:4
Prayers for 1 Timothy 1:4
3 As I urged you to do when I was leaving Macedonia [See Acts 20:1ff], I want you to remain in Ephesus in order to urge certain people not to teach a different [i.e., false] doctrine, 4 and not to listen to legends or exhaustive lists of ancestors. These [only] serve to arouse speculations, rather than [promote] God's plan which is based on faith. 5 But the goal of this instruction is [to] love [God and people] from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith.
But you should have nothing to do with those worldly myths [See 1:4] and superstitious tales [often] told by old women. Instead, train yourself for living a godly life.
instead of paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who reject the truth.
But you should avoid foolish arguments, and [pointless] discussions about ancestors, and quarrels and disputes about [observance of] the law of Moses, for they are unprofitable and useless.
They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn their attention to myths.
For we did not use cleverly conceived stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we were eyewitnesses of His Majesty [i.e., the apostles had personally seen the miraculous power of Jesus].
For this is what we boast of: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, in holiness and godly sincerity, not with human wisdom, but with the favor of God.
Now I am glad, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repent. For you were made sorry from a godly motive, so were not harmed by us in any way.
for the purpose of equipping the saints [i.e., God's holy people] for the work of serving [others], in order to build up the [spiritual] body of Christ [i.e., the church].
And without question the revealed secret of godly living is great. [It is this]: He [i.e., Christ, or God], who appeared in a fleshly body [was] vindicated [of false charges] by the Holy Spirit; [He was] seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed in throughout the world [and finally] was taken up into glory [i.e., heaven].
If anyone teaches a different doctrine [i.e., from what has been urged above], and does not agree to [proclaim the] sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to teaching that is godly [i.e., in harmony with godliness],
But you, man of God, run from these things [See verses 3-10], and pursue right living and godliness, having faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
[So], Timothy, guard [the Gospel message] which has been entrusted to you, while avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called "knowledge,"
Remind them [Note: This probably refers to the "trustworthy men" there at Ephesus. See 2:2] of these things [i.e., the truths just mentioned. Verses 8-13], solemnly urging them, in the presence of the Lord, not to argue over words, [for] it is useless and brings [only] ruin to those who listen to it.
But avoid worldly, empty chatter, for those who practice it will become more and more ungodly,
But run from the evil desires of youth and pursue [the practice of] right living, faith, love and peace, along with those people who call on the Lord [i.e., in prayer] from a pure heart.
[This letter is from] Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle for [the benefit of] the faith of God's elect [i.e., His chosen people] and [to spread] the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,
Do not continue to be swept off your course by all kinds of strange teachings. For it is good for your hearts to be strengthened by God's unearned favor [upon you] and not by [keeping regulations about] foods, which do not benefit those who observe them.