The King James Version Bible

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Cross References

  1. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  2. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
  3. Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
  4. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
  5. Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
  6. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
  7. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
  8. From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
  9. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
  10. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
  11. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
  12. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
  13. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
  14. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
  15. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
  16. So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
  17. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
  18. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
  19. He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
  20. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
  21. That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
  22. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
  23. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
  24. To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
  25. Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
  26. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
  27. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.