1-timothy 6 :18

1-timothy 6 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

American King James Version (AKJV)

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

American Standard Version (ASV)

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And to do good, having wealth in good works, being quick to give, taking part with one another;

Webster's Revision

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

World English Bible

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

English Revised Version (ERV)

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Definitions for 1-timothy 6 :18

Communicate - To share or have things in common.

Clarke's Commentary on 1-timothy 6 :18

That they do good - That they relieve the wants of their fellow creatures, according to the abundance which God has given them. The highest luxury a human being can enjoy on this side of the grave.

Rich in good works - That their good works may be as abundant as their riches.

Ready to distribute - Ευμεταδοτους ειναι· That they give nothing through partiality or favor, but be guided in their distribution by the necessities of the objects presented to them; and that they confine not their charity at home, but scatter it abroad.

Willing to communicate - Κοινωνικους· Bringing every poor person into a state of fellowship with themselves.

Barnes's Commentary on 1-timothy 6 :18

That they do good - On the duty enjoined in this verse, see Galatians 6:10 note; Hebrews 13:10 note.

That they be rich in good works - "That their good works may be as abundant as their riches."

Ready to distribute - To divide with others; compare Acts 4:34. The meaning is, that they should be liberal, or bountiful.

Willing to communicate - Margin, or "sociable." The translation in the text is a more correct rendering of the Greek. The idea is, that they should be willing to share their blessings with others, so as to make others comfortable; see the notes on Hebrews 13:16; compare the argument of Paul in 2 Corinthians 8:13-15, and the notes on that passage.

Wesley's Commentary on 1-timothy 6 :18

6:18 To do good - To make this their daily employ, that they may be rich - May abound in all good works. Ready to distribute - Singly to particular persons. Willing to communicate - To join in all public works of charity.
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