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1 Timothy 6:11

    1 Timothy 6:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But you, O man of God, keep yourself from these things, and go after righteousness, religion, faith, love, a quiet mind, gentle behaviour.

    Webster's Revision

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    World English Bible

    But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11

    But thou, O man of God - Thou, who hast taken God for thy portion, and art seeking a city that hath foundations, whose builder is the living God, flee these things. Escape for thy life. Even thou art not out of the reach of the love of money. How many of the ministers of religion have been ruined by this! And how much has religion itself suffered by their love of money!

    Follow after righteousness - Justice and uprightness in all thy dealings with men. Godliness - a thorough conformity to the image of God and mind of Christ. Faith in Jesus, and in all that he has spoken; and fidelity to the talents thou hast received, and the office with which thou art intrusted.

    Love - To God and all mankind. Patience in all trials and afflictions.

    Meekness - Bearing up with an even mind under all adversities and contradictions.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 6:11

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things - These allurements of wealth, and these sad consequences which the love of gold produces.

    And follow after righteousness, ... - Make these the grand object of your pursuit. On the virtues here enumerated, see the notes on Galatians 5:22-23.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Timothy 6:11

    6:11 But thou, O man of God - Whatever all the world else do. A man of God is either a prophet, a messenger of God, or a man devoted to God; a man of another world. Flee - As from a serpent, instead of coveting these things. Follow after righteousness - The whole image of God; though sometimes this word is used, not in the general, but in the particular, acceptation, meaning only that single branch of it which is termed justice. Faith - Which is also taken here in the general and full sense; namely, a divine, supernatural sight of God, chiefly in respect of his mercy in Christ. This faith is the foundation of righteousness, the support of godliness, the root of every grace of the Spirit. Love - This St. Paul intermixes with everything that is good: he, as it were, penetrates whatever he treats of with love, the glorious spring of all inward and outward holiness.