2 [a]And they which have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren, but rather do service, because they are faithful, and beloved, and [b]partakers of the benefit. [c]These things teach and exhort.
3 [d]If any man teach otherwise, and consenteth not to the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,
4 He is puffed up and knoweth nothing, but doteth about questions and [e]strive of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
1 Timothy 6:2The second rule: Let not servants that are come to the faith, and have also masters of the same profession and religion, abuse the name of brotherhood, but let them so much the rather obey them.
1 Timothy 6:2Let this be sufficient, that as touching those things which pertain to everlasting life, they are partakers of the same good will and love of God, as their masters themselves are.
1 Timothy 6:2A general conclusion, that these things ought not only to be simply taught, but must with exhortations be diligently beaten into their heads.
1 Timothy 6:3He condemneth severely, and excommunicateth or casteth out of the Church as proud men, such as content not themselves with Christ’s doctrine, (that is to say, the doctrine of godliness) but weary both themselves and others in vain questions, (for all other things are vain) because they content not themselves in Christ’s doctrine: and as lying deceivers, because they savor or sound of nothing but vanity: as mad men, because they trouble themselves so much in matters of nothing: as mischievous plagues, for that they cause great contentions, and corrupt men’s minds and judgment: to be short, as profane and wicked, because they abuse the precious name of godliness and religion to filthy lucre.
1 Timothy 6:4Striving about words, and not about matter: and by words he meaneth all those things which have no pith in them, and whereby we can reap no profit.
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