Notes on First Timothy
From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes

1Ti 1:1

1:1 Paul, {1} an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;

1Ti 1:2

1:2 Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, {a} mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Ti 1:3

1:3 {2} As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1Ti 1:4

1:4 {3} Neither give heed to fables and endless {b} genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].

1Ti 1:5

1:5 {4} Now the end of the {c} commandment is {d} charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:

1Ti 1:6

1:6 {5} From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

1Ti 1:7

1:7 {6} Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

1Ti 1:8

1:8 {7} But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;

1Ti 1:9

1:9 {8} Knowing this, that the law is not made for a {e} righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for {f} sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

1Ti 1:11

1:11 {9} According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, {10} which was committed to my trust.

1Ti 1:12

1:12 {11} And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath {g} enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

1Ti 1:13

1:13 Who was before a {h} blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.

1Ti 1:14

1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant {12} with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1Ti 1:15

1:15 {13} This [is] a {i} faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1Ti 1:17

1:17 {14} Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the {k} only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1Ti 1:18

1:18 {15} This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by {l} them mightest war a good warfare;

1Ti 1:19

1:19 Holding {m} faith, and a good conscience; {16} which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1Ti 1:20

1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; {17} whom I have {n} delivered unto Satan, that they may {o} learn not to blaspheme.

1Ti 2:1

2:1 I {1} exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;

1Ti 2:2

2:2 For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; {2} that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and {a} honesty.

1Ti 2:3

2:3 {3} For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

1Ti 2:5

2:5 {4} For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the {b} man Christ Jesus;

1Ti 2:6

2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, {5} to be testified in due time.

1Ti 2:7

2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in {c} faith and verity.

1Ti 2:8

2:8 {6} I will therefore that men pray every where, {d} lifting up holy hands, without {e} wrath and {f} doubting.

1Ti 2:9

2:9 {7} In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1Ti 2:12

2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, {8} nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1Ti 2:13

2:13 {9} For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1Ti 2:14

2:14 {10} And Adam was not {g} deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1Ti 2:15

2:15 {11} Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1Ti 3:1

3:1 This {1} [is] a true saying, {2} If a man {a} desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

1Ti 3:2

3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of {b} one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1Ti 3:3

3:3 Not {c} given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1Ti 3:6

3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the {d} condemnation of the devil.

1Ti 3:8

3:8 {3} Likewise [must] the {e} deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

1Ti 3:9

3:9 Holding the {f} mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1Ti 3:11

3:11 {4} Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

1Ti 3:12

3:12 {5} Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

1Ti 3:13

3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good {g} degree, and {h} great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1Ti 3:14

3:14 {6} These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

1Ti 3:15

3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the {7} house of God, which is the church of the living God, the {i} pillar and ground of the truth.

1Ti 3:16

3:16 {8} And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, {k} justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1Ti 4:1

4:1 Now {1} the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the {a} faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

1Ti 4:2

4:2 {2} Speaking lies in {b} hypocrisy; having their {c} conscience seared with a hot iron;

1Ti 4:3

4:3 {3} Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, {4} which God hath created {5} to be received {6} with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1Ti 4:4

4:4 {7} For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

1Ti 4:5

4:5 {8} For it is {d} sanctified by the {e} word of God and prayer.

1Ti 4:6

4:6 {9} If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast {f} attained.

1Ti 4:7

4:7 {10} But refuse profane and old wives' fables, {11} and exercise thyself [rather] unto {g} godliness.

1Ti 4:8

4:8 {12} For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1Ti 4:9

4:9 {13} This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

1Ti 4:12

4:12 {14} Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1Ti 4:13

4:13 {15} Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

1Ti 4:16

4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both {h} save thyself, and them that hear thee.

1Ti 5:1

5:1 Rebuke {1} not an elder, but intreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren;

1Ti 5:3

5:3 {2} {a} Honour widows that are widows indeed.

1Ti 5:4

5:4 {3} But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety {4} at home, and {5} to requite their parents: {6} for that is good and acceptable before God.

1Ti 5:5

5:5 {7} Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

1Ti 5:6

5:6 {8} But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

1Ti 5:9

5:9 {9} Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of {b} one man,

1Ti 5:10

5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have {c} washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

1Ti 5:11

5:11 {10} But the younger widows {d} refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

1Ti 5:13

5:13 {11} And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

1Ti 5:14

5:14 {12} I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

1Ti 5:16

5:16 {13} If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

1Ti 5:17

5:17 {14} Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of {e} double honour, {f} especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

1Ti 5:19

5:19 {15} Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

1Ti 5:20

5:20 {16} Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

1Ti 5:21

5:21 {17} I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

1Ti 5:22

5:22 {18} Lay hands {g} suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

1Ti 5:23

5:23 {19} Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

1Ti 5:24

5:24 {20} Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some [men] they follow after.

1Ti 5:25

5:25 {21} Likewise also the good works [of some] are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

1Ti 6:1

6:1 Let {1} as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, {2} that the name of God and [his] doctrine be not blasphemed.

1Ti 6:2

6:2 {3} And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, {a} partakers of the benefit. {4} These things teach and exhort.

1Ti 6:3

6:3 {5} If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

1Ti 6:4

6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and {b} strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

1Ti 6:5

6:5 Perverse {c} disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1Ti 6:6

6:6 {6} But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1Ti 6:7

6:7 {7} For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.

1Ti 6:9

6:9 {8} But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

1Ti 6:10

6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and {d} pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1Ti 6:11

6:11 {9} But thou, O {e} man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

1Ti 6:13

6:13 {10} I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

1Ti 6:15

6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, [who is] the {f} blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

1Ti 6:17

6:17 {11} Charge them that are rich in {g} this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the {h} living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

1Ti 6:19

6:19 {12} Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1Ti 6:20

6:20 {13} O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

1Ti 6:21

6:21 Which some {i} professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen. [The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.]