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1 Timothy 6:1-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 6

Rules for Slaves. [a]Those who are under the yoke of slavery must regard their masters as worthy of full respect, so that the name of God and our teaching[b] may not suffer abuse. Those whose masters are believers must not take advantage of them because they are brothers but must give better service because those who will profit from their work are believers and are beloved.

V. False Teaching and True Wealth

Teach and urge these things.[c] Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching

Footnotes:

  1. 6:1–2 Compare the tables for household duties, such as that of Col 3:18–4:1. Domestic relationships derive new meaning from the Christian faith.
  2. 6:1 Our teaching: this refers to the teaching of the Christian community.
  3. 6:2b–10 Timothy is exhorted to maintain steadfastly the position outlined in this letter, not allowing himself to be pressured into any other course. He must realize that false teachers can be discerned by their pride, envy, quarrelsomeness, and greed for material gain. 1 Tm 6:6 is rather obscure and is interpreted, and therefore translated, variously. The suggestion seems to be that the important gain that religion brings is spiritual, but that there is material gain, too, up to the point of what is needed for physical sustenance (cf. 1 Tm 6:17–19).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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