New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 Timothy 6:11–21

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11 But aflee from these things, you bman of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, cfaith, dlove, 1perseverance and gentleness.

12 aFight the good fight of bfaith; ctake hold of the eternal life dto which you were called, and you made the good econfession in the presence of fmany witnesses.

13 aI charge you in the presence of God, who 1gives life to all things, and of bChrist Jesus, who testified the cgood confession dbefore Pontius Pilate,

14 that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the aappearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 which He will 1bring about at athe proper time—He who is bthe blessed and conly Sovereign, dthe King of 2kings and eLord of 3lords,

16 awho alone possesses immortality and bdwells in unapproachable light, cwhom no man has seen or can see. aTo Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

17 Instruct those who are rich in athis present world bnot to be conceited or to cfix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, dwho richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in agood 1works, bto be generous and ready to share,

19 astoring up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may btake hold of that which is life indeed.

20 O aTimothy, guard bwhat has been entrusted to you, avoiding cworldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—

21 which some have professed and thus agone astray 1from bthe faith.

cGrace be with you.

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