Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Do not allow anyone to look down on you because you are [so] young, but you should be an example to those who believe [in Christ] in your speech, in your conduct, in your love, in your faith [and] in your purity.

New American Standard Bible

Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.

King James Version

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Holman Bible

Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

International Standard Version

Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.

A Conservative Version

Let no man disparage thy youth, but become an example of the faithful, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

American Standard Version

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.

Amplified

Let no one look down on [you because of] your youth, but be an example and set a pattern for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in [moral] purity.

Anderson New Testament

Let no one despise your youth; but be an example to the believers, in word, in behavior, in love, in spirit, in faithfulness, in purity.

Bible in Basic English

Let no one make little of you because you are young, but be an example to the church in word, in behaviour, in love, in faith, in holy living.

Common New Testament

Let no one look down on your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Daniel Mace New Testament

don't give occasion to any to despise your youth: but be a pattern to believers in your discourse, in your behaviour, by your charity, faith and chastity.

Darby Translation

Let no one despise thy youth, but be a model of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Godbey New Testament

Let no one look with contempt upon your youth; but be you an example of the faithful, in word, in deportment, in divine love, in faith, in purity.

Goodspeed New Testament

Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set those who believe an example in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.

John Wesley New Testament

Let no one despise thy youth; but be a pattern to them that believe, in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Julia Smith Translation

Let none despise thy youth; but be thou a type of the faithful, in word, in intercourse, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

King James 2000

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let no one look down on your youth, but be an example for the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Modern King James verseion

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let no man despise thy youth; but be unto them that believe, an example: in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith and in pureness.

Moffatt New Testament

Let no one slight you because you are a youth, but set the believers an example of speech, behaviour, love, faith, and purity.

Montgomery New Testament

Let no one despise you on account of your youth, but become an example for the faithful in word, in life, in love, in faith, in purity.

NET Bible

Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in your speech, conduct, love, faithfulness, and purity.

New Heart English Bible

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

Noyes New Testament

Let no one despise thy youth, but become an example to the believers, in word, in behavior, in love, in faith, in purity.

Sawyer New Testament

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the faithful, in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, no one, despise, thy youth, but, an ensample, become thou of the faithful, - in discourse, in behaviour, in love, in faith, in chastity.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let no man despise thy youth; but be a pattern of the faithful, in discourse; in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not let any one look down on you because you are young, but, by your conversation, your conduct, your love, your faith, and your purity, be an example to those who hold the Faith.

Webster

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in deportment, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Weymouth New Testament

Let no one think slightingly of you because you are a young man; but in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, be an example for your fellow Christians to imitate.

Williams New Testament

Let no one think little of you because you are young, but always set an example for believers, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.

World English Bible

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.

Worrell New Testament

Let no one despise your youth; but become a model for believers, in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Worsley New Testament

Let no one have cause to despise thy youth; but he thou an example to believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Youngs Literal Translation

let no one despise thy youth, but a pattern become thou of those believing in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
καταφρονέω 
Kataphroneo 
Usage: 6

no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

καταφρονέω 
Kataphroneo 
Usage: 6

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

νεότης 
Neotes 
Usage: 5

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

be thou
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

an example
τύπος 
Tupos 
Usage: 16

of the believers
πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

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

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

ἀναστροφή 
Anastrophe 
Usage: 13

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

References

Images 1 Timothy 4:12

Context Readings

Instructions For Ministry

11 Command and teach these things [i.e., the foregoing teaching. See verse 6-7]. 12 Do not allow anyone to look down on you because you are [so] young, but you should be an example to those who believe [in Christ] in your speech, in your conduct, in your love, in your faith [and] in your purity. 13 Until I come [to you], pay attention to the [public] reading [of Scripture], to exhorting people and to teaching.



Cross References

2 Timothy 2:22

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.

Titus 2:7

In everything [you do], you should show that you are a [proper] example of doing good deeds. In your teaching show integrity, dignity,

1 Peter 5:3

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

Matthew 18:10

Make sure you do not look down on any one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of Christ]. For I tell you, their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. {[{[Some ancient manuscripts include verse

1 Corinthians 11:1

You people should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

1 Corinthians 16:10-11

Now if [or, probably, "when"] Timothy comes [i.e., there to Corinth], make sure he feels at ease [Note: Due to his youthful age and inexperience, Timothy was probably inclined to be easily intimidated], for he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

2 Corinthians 6:4-17

But, as ministers of God, we [try to] commend ourselves [to others] in every way. [We do this] by [our] great steadfastness in troubles, hardships and difficulties.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, give [careful] thought to these things: Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is commendable. If it is excellent; if it is praiseworthy; [think about it].

1 Thessalonians 1:6

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord. [And even though] you suffered much affliction, you welcomed the message with joy [given to you] by the Holy Spirit,

1 Thessalonians 2:10

You can testify, [just] as God can, how holy, righteous and blameless our conduct was toward you believers.

2 Thessalonians 3:7-9

For you, yourselves, know how you ought to follow our example, for we did not live in idleness when we were among you;

1 Timothy 1:14

[But] the unearned favor of our Lord was given to me in great abundance, producing faith and love which are [found] in [the fellowship of] Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I am saying, for the Lord will help you to understand everything.

2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself as a worker who is approved by God [and] does not have to be ashamed, [because you are] accurately handling [i.e., explaining] the message of truth.

Titus 2:15

You should teach these things and exhort and rebuke people with full authority. Do not let anyone look down on you. [See note on I Tim. 4:12].

James 3:13

Who [then] is the wise and understanding person among you? He should show by his good conduct [that he has] deeds of gentleness [stemming] from wisdom.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

2 Peter 1:5-8

And for this very reason, you people should make every effort to develop goodness along with your faith,

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