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1 Timothy 6:14

    1 Timothy 6:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To keep the word untouched by evil, clear from all shame, till the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Webster's Revision

    that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    World English Bible

    that you keep the commandment without spot, blameless, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Definitions for 1 Timothy 6:14

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:14

    That thou keep this commandment without spot - Two things are mentioned here:

    1. That the commandment itself - the whole doctrine of Christ, should be kept entire.

    2. That his life should be agreeable to that doctrine. Keep it without spot - let there be no blot on the sacred book; add nothing to it; take nothing from it; change nothing in it. Deliver down to thy successors the truth as thou hast had it from God himself.

    Unrebukable - Let there be nothing in thy conduct or spirit contrary to this truth. Keep the truth, and the truth will keep thee.

    Until the appearing of our Lord - Hand it down pure, and let thy conduct be a comment on it, that it may continue in the world and in the Church till the coming of Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Timothy 6:14

    That thou keep this commandment - Referring particularly to the solemn injunction which he had just given him, to "fight the good fight of faith," but perhaps also including all that he had enjoined on him.

    Without spot - It seems harsh, and is unusual, to apply the epithet, "without spot" - ἄσπιλος aspilos - to a command or doctrine, and the passage may be so construed that this may be understood as referring to Timothy himself - "That thou keep the commandment so that thou mayest be without spot and unrebukable." See Bloomfield, Crit. Dig., in loc. The word here rendered "without spot," occurs in the New Testament only here and in James 1:27; 1 Peter 1:19; 2 Peter 3:14. It means without any "stain" or "blemish; pure." If applied here to Timothy, it means that he should so keep the command that there would be no stain on his moral character; if to the doctrine, that that should be kept pure.

    Unrebukable - So that there be no occasion for reproach or reproof; see notes on Philippians 2:15.

    Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ - see notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23.