The King James Clarified (KJC) New Testament
The First Letter Of Paul The Apostle To Timothy
- 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord
Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
- 1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our
Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
- 1:3 As I asked you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that you might
charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
- 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather
than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
- 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good
conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
- 1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
- 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof
- 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 1:9 Knowing this, that the
law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly
and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of
mothers, for manslayers,
- 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound
- 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my
- 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me
faithful, putting me into the ministry;
- 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy,
because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
- 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant with faith and love which is in
- 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into
the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
- 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show
forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to those who should hereafter believe on him to life
- 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and
glory forever and ever. Amen.
- 1:18 This charge I commit unto you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which
went before on you, that you by them might war a good warfare;
- 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith
have made shipwreck:
- 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they
may learn not to blaspheme.
- 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of
thanks, be made for all men;
- 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godliness and honesty.
- 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
- 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
- 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
- 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
- 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 faith and truth.
- 2:8 I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and
- 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with
shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
- 2:10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
- 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
- 2:12 But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in
- 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
- 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the
- 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love
and holiness with sobriety.
- 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.
- 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good
behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
- 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not
- 3:4 One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
- 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the
church of God?)
- 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
- 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of those who are outside; lest he fall into
reproach and the snare of the devil.
- 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not
greedy of filthy lucre;
- 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
- 3:10 And let these also first be tested; then let them use the office of a deacon, being
- 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
- 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own
- 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good
degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
- 3:14 These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:
- 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the
house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
- 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the
flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the
world, received up into glory.
- 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the
faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
- 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
- 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods, which God has created
to be received with thanksgiving of those who believe and know the truth.
- 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with
- 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
- 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister
of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you
- 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness.
- 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having
promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
- 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
- 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God,
who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
- 4:11 These things command and teach.
- 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in
conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
- 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
- 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying
on of the hands of the presbytery.
- 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may
appear to all.
- 4:16 Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this
you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.
- 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;
- 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
- 5:3 Honor widows that are widows indeed.
- 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at
home, and to repay their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
- 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and continues in
supplications and prayers night and day.
- 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
- 5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
- 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
- 5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the
wife of one man.
- 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged
strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have
diligently followed every good work.
- 5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against
Christ, they will marry;
- 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
- 5:13 And beside this 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.
- 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give
none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
- 5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
- 5:16 If any man or woman that believes have widows, let them relieve them, and let not
the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
- 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who
labor in the word and doctrine.
- 5:18 For the scripture says, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn. And, The
laborer is worthy of his reward.
- 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
- 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
- 5:21 I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you
observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
- 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself
- 5:23 Drink no longer only water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your
- 5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they
- 5:25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are
otherwise cannot be hid.
- 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all
honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
- 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are
brothers; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of
the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
- 6:3 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;
- 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words,
whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
- 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that
gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
- 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
- 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
- 6:8 And having food and clothing let us be therewith content.
- 6:9 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.
- 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil: which while some coveted
after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
- 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, patience, meekness.
- 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called,
and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
- 6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ
Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
- 6:14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of
our Lord Jesus Christ:
- 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of
kings, and Lord of lords;
- 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto;
whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
- 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in
uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;
- 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to
- 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that
they may lay hold on eternal life.
- 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain
babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
- 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.