1 Timothy 6:4
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English Standard Version
he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

King James Bible
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

American Standard Version
he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but doting about questionings and disputes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions,

English Revised Version
he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but doting about questionings and disputes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Webster's Bible Translation
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, from which cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Weymouth New Testament
he is puffed up with pride and has no true knowledge, but is crazy over discussions and controversies about words which give rise to envy, quarrelling, revilings, ill-natured suspicions,

1 Timothy 6:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

He is proud (τετύφωται)

See on 1 Timothy 3:6.

Knowing nothing (μηδὲν ἐπιστάμενος)

Although he knows nothing. oP. Very frequent in Acts. Comp. 1 Timothy 1:7.

Doting (νοσῶν)

N.T.o. Lit. sick. Comp. ὑγιαίνουσι healthful, 1 Timothy 6:3.

Questions (ζητήσεις)

oP. olxx. Quite often in Class. Lit. processes of inquiry; hence, debates. Comp. 1 Timothy 1:4.

Strifes of words (λογομαχίας)

N.T.o. olxx, oClass. One of the unique compounds peculiar to these Epistles. The verb λογομαχεῖν 2 Timothy 2:14.

Surmisings (ὑπόνοιαι)

N.T.o. See Sir. 3:24. Ὑπὸ under and νοῦς mind, thought. A hidden thought. The verb ὑπονοεῖν to suppose, only in Acts. See Acts 13:25; Acts 25:18; Acts 27:27.

1 Timothy 6:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He.

1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Proverbs 13:7 There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

Proverbs 25:14 Whoever boasts himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Acts 8:9,21-23 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria...

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 8:1,2 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies...

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels...

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God...

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2 Peter 2:12,18 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Jude 1:10,16 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

Revelation 3:17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

proud. or, a fool. doting. or, sick. about.

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do engender strifes.

words.

Isaiah 58:4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day...

Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas...

Romans 2:8 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

1 Corinthians 11:16,18 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God...

2 Corinthians 11:20 For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself...

Galatians 5:15,20,21,26 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another...

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Philippians 2:3,14 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves...

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 2:14-18 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

James 4:1,2,5,6 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members...

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

Cross References
Acts 18:15
But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things."

1 Corinthians 8:2
If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

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 3:6
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.

2 Timothy 2:23
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.

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