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1 Timothy 1:4

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1 Timothy 1:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

1 Timothy 1:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.

1 Timothy 1:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Tell them not to spend their time on stories that are not true and on long lists of names in family histories. These things only bring arguments; they do not help God’s work, which is done in faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — American Standard Version (ASV)

neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith; so do I now.

1 Timothy 1:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than further God’s dispensation, which is in faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These myths and genealogies raise a lot of questions rather than promoting God’s plan, which centers in faith. 

1 Timothy 1:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

and not to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies that promote speculations rather than the divine training that is known by faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause useless speculations rather than God’s plan that is by faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Command them not to spend their time on stories that aren’t completely true. They must not waste time on family histories that never end. Things like that cause people to argue instead of doing God’s work. His work is done by faith.

1 Timothy 1:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.


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