The Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Timothy 4:1–6

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Demonic Influence

4 Now the Spirit v explicitly says that in later times w some will depart from the faith, x paying attention to deceitful spirits y and the teachings of demons, z through the hypocrisy a of liars whose consciences b are seared. They forbid marriage c and demand abstinence d from foods that God created e to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, f and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, g since it is sanctified by the word of God h and by prayer.

A Good Servant of Jesus Christ

If you point these things out to the * brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith i and the good teaching that you have followed. j

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