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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, that they be 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' Notes 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 Notes 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.