1 Timothy 4:15
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English Standard Version
Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

King James Bible
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

American Standard Version
Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest unto all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Meditate upon these things, be wholly in these things: that thy profiting may be manifest to all.

English Revised Version
Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest unto all.

Webster's Bible Translation
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

Weymouth New Testament
Habitually practise these duties, and be absorbed in them; so that your growing proficiency in them may be evident to all.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Meditate (μελέτα)

Only here and Acts 4:25 (citation). Often in Class. and lxx. Most translators reject the A.V. meditate, and substitute be diligent in, or practice, or take care for. Meditate, however, is legitimate, although in Class. the word commonly appears in one of the other senses. The connection between the different meanings is apparent. Exercise or practice applied to the mind becomes thinking or meditation. In lxx it represents seven Hebrew equivalents, and signifies to meditate, talk of, murmur, delight one's self in, attend to. Often to meditate, Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 2:1; Psalm 37:12; Psalm 72:6; Sir. 6:7. Meditation is a talking within the mind, and issues in speech; hence to speak, as Psalm 35:28; Psalm 37:30; Isaiah 69:3. Similarly, λόγος signifies both reason and discourse. In Lat. meditari, "to reflect," is also "to exercise in," "to practice," as Virgil, Ecclesiastes 1:2. In the Vulg. meditabor is the translation of murmur or mourn in Isaiah 38:14. The Hebrew הָגָהֽ means to murmur, whisper; hence the inner whispering of the heart; hence to think, meditate, consider, as Psalm 63:7; Psalm 78:13.

Give thyself wholly to them (ἐν τούτοις ἴσθι)

Lit. be in these things. The phrase N.T.o. The only parallel in lxx is Proverbs 23:17. The meaning is that he is to throw himself wholly into his ministry. Comp. "totus in illis," Horace, Sat. i. 9, 2.

Profiting (προκοπὴ)

Better, advance or progress. Only here and Philippians 1:12. The verb προκόπτειν in 2 Timothy 2:16; 2 Timothy 3:9, 2 Timothy 3:13. In lxx, see Sir. 51:17; 2 Macc. 8:8. The figure in the word is uncertain, but is supposed to be that of pioneers cutting (κόπτω) a way before (πρὸ) an army, and so furthering its advance. The opposite is ἐγκόπτειν to cut into, throw obstacles in the way, and so hinder. See Galatians 5:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:18; 1 Peter 3:7.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Meditate.

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psalm 63:6 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.

Psalm 77:12 I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings.

Psalm 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Psalm 105:5 Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

Psalm 119:15,23,48 I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways...

Psalm 119:97,99,148 O how I love your law! it is my meditation all the day...

Psalm 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands.

give.

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

1 Corinthians 16:15 I beseech you, brothers, (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia...

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

that.

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ...

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation...

to all. or, in all things.

Cross References
1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

1 Timothy 4:16
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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