English Standard Version
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;
King James Bible
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
American Standard Version
but refuse profane and old wives fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:
But avoid foolish and old wives' fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness.
English Revised Version
but refuse profane and old wives' fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:
Webster's Bible Translation
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather to godliness.
Weymouth New Testament
But worldly stories, fit only for credulous old women, have nothing to do with.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Comp. 1 Timothy 5:11; 2 Timothy 2:23; Titus 3:10. oP. The primary meaning is to ask as a favor (Mark 15:6; Hebrews 12:19). Mostly in this sense in lxx, as 1 Samuel 20:6, 1 Samuel 20:28. To deprecate; to prevent the consequences of an act by protesting against and disavowing it, as 3 Macc. 6:27. To beg off, get excused, as Luke 14:18, Luke 14:19; 4 Macc. 11:2. To decline, refuse, avoid, as here, Acts 25:11; Hebrews 12:25.
Old wives' (γραωδεις)
N.T.o. olxx. From γραῦς an old woman, and εἶδος form.
oP. Only here in Pastorals. Hebrews 5:14; Hebrews 12:11; 2 Peter 2:14. From γυμνός naked. In Class. Of training naked in gymnastic exercises; also, metaphorically, of training for or practicing an art or profession.
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1 Timothy 1:4
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.
1 Timothy 1:9
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
1 Timothy 4:8
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1 Timothy 6:3
If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,
1 Timothy 6:5
and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
2 Timothy 3:5
having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
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