1 Timothy 1:4

 

“Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.”
King James Version (KJV)


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Other Translations of 1 Timothy 1:4

Neither giue heed to fables, and endlesse genealogies, which minister questions, rather then edifying which is in faith: so doe.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original 1 Timothy chapter 1

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or to give attention to stories and long lists of generations, from which come questionings and doubts, in place of God's ordered way of life which is in faith;
- Basic English Bible

nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than [further] God's dispensation, which [is] in faith.
- Darby Bible

Not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies: which furnish questions rather than the edification of God, which is in faith.
- Douay Rheims Bible

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; so do.
- Webster's Bible

and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.
- Weymouth Bible

neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith--
- World English Bible

nether yyue tent to fablis and genologies that ben vncerteyn, whiche yyuen questiouns, more than edificacioun of God, that is in the feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --
- Youngs Literal Bible


 

Dejvi Kadivnik's comment on 2016-03-26 02:52:22:

Indulging in genealogies and comparrisons is pointless. We are all biological descendants of Adam, so there is no better or worse genealogy in that respect. It only matters what we do with the oportunity we are given - do we accept Jesus Christ as our saviour and live the life of true christians or not. This genealogy, being spiritual children of God through Christ, is the only one that matters.

 

Brianna's comment on 2015-01-08 03:43:35:

This is an interesting scripture. I have been seeing more and more instances of Bible fables such as Adam having two wives, one named Lilith. Or , there are missing books of the bible. However, hear fables truly add no value to the bible at present. They really do just warrant further ,earning less research and add nothing to a person 's faith.

 


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