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International Standard Version

and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith.

New American Standard Bible

nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

King James Version

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

Holman Bible

or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith.

A Conservative Version

nor to heed myths and endless genealogies, which cause controversies rather than stewardship of God in faith.

American Standard Version

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 .

Amplified

Nor to give importance to or occupy themselves with legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which foster and promote useless speculations and questionings rather than acceptance in faith of God's administration and the divine training that is in faith ( in that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) -- "

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which produce disputes rather than godly edification, which is in faith;

Bible in Basic English

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;

Common New Testament

nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than the divine trainingwhich is by faith.

Daniel Mace New Testament

or trouble their heads with fables and endless genealogies, which rather promote disputes than the gospel-dispensation:

Darby Translation

nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than further God's dispensation, which is in faith.

Godbey New Testament

nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which present questions, rather than the economy of God which is in faith:

Goodspeed New Testament

nor to devote themselves to fictions and interminable pedigrees; such things lead to controversy instead of the divine system which operates through faith.

John Wesley New Testament

that afford questions, and not godly edifying, which is through faith.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which generate questions other than that the edification of God is by faith.

Julia Smith Translation

Neither hold to fictions and endless genealogies, which offer questions, rather than the arrangement of God in the faith:

King James 2000

Neither give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which cause questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause useless speculations rather than God's plan [that is] by faith.

Modern King James verseion

nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies (which provide doubts rather than the nurture of God in faith).

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither give heed to fables and genealogies, which are endless, and breed doubts, more than Godly edifying which is by faith:

Moffatt New Testament

and studying myths and interminable genealogies; such studies bear upon speculations rather than on the divine order which belongs to faith.

Montgomery New Testament

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.

NET Bible

nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. Such things promote useless speculations rather than God's redemptive plan that operates by faith.

New Heart English Bible

neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause speculation, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith?

Noyes New Testament

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.]

Sawyer New Testament

nor attend to myths or interminable genealogies, which occasion disputes rather than a dispensation of God by faith, [do.]

The Emphasized Bible

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; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

nor to attend to fables and endless genealogies, which give occasion to disputes rather than godly edification, which is by faith; [so do].

Twentieth Century New Testament

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.

Webster

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

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.

World English Bible

neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith --

Worrell New Testament

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.

Worsley New Testament

nor attend to fables and endless genealogies, which occasion debates, rather than pious edification in the faith:

Youngs Literal Translation

nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

give heed to
προσέχω 
Prosecho 
Usage: 15

μῦθος 
Muthos 
Usage: 5

and

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

ἀπέραντος 
Aperantos 
Usage: 1

γενεαλογία 
Genealogia 
Usage: 2

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

παρέχω 
Parecho 
Usage: 11

ζήτησις 
Zetesis 
Usage: 6

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

οἰκοδομία 
Oikodomia 
Usage: 0

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

Images 1 Timothy 1:4

Prayers for 1 Timothy 1:4

Context Readings

Instructions For Timothy In Ephesus

3 When I was on my way to Macedonia, I urged you to stay in Ephesus so that you could instruct certain people to stop teaching false doctrine 4 and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith. 5 The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.


Cross References

1 Timothy 4:7

Do not have anything to do with godless myths and fables of old women. Instead, train yourself to be godly.

Titus 1:14

and not pay attention to Jewish myths or commands given by people who reject the truth.

Titus 3:9

But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.

2 Timothy 4:4

They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myths.

2 Peter 1:16

When we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we did not follow any clever myths. Rather, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10

Now I am happy, not because you had such sorrow, but because your sorrow led you to repent. For you were sorry in a godly way, and so you were not hurt by us in any way.

Ephesians 4:12-16

to equip the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah

1 Timothy 3:16

By common confession, the secret of our godly worship is great: In flesh was he revealed to sight, kept righteous by the Spirit's might, adored by angels singing. To nations was he manifest, believing souls found peace and rest, our Lord in heaven reigning!

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone teaches false doctrine and refuses to agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and godly teaching,

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, must flee from all these things. Instead, you must pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:20

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the pointless discussions and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge.

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind others about these things, and warn them before God not to argue over words. Arguing does not do any good but only destroys those who are listening.

2 Timothy 2:16-18

However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

2 Timothy 2:22

Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.

Titus 1:1

From: Paul, a servant of God, and also an apostle of Jesus the Messiah, to bring the faith to those chosen by God, along with full knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,

Hebrews 13:9

Stop being carried away by all kinds of unusual teachings, for it is good that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by food laws that have never helped those who follow them.

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