New American Standard Bible
Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
King James Bible
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Darby Bible Translation
Till I come, give thyself to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.
World English Bible
Until I come, pay attention to reading, to exhortation, and to teaching.
Young's Literal Translation
till I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Till I come; - notes, 1 Timothy 3:14-15.
Give attendance to reading - The word here used may refer either to public or to private reading; see Acts 13:15; 2 Corinthians 3:14; compare Esdr. 9:48. The more obvious interpretation here is to refer it to private reading, or to a careful perusal of those books which would qualify him for his public work. The then written portions of the sacred volume - the Old Testament - are doubtless specially intended here, but there is no reason to doubt that there were included also such other books as would be useful, to which Timothy might have access. Even those were then few in number, but Paul evidently meant that Timothy should, as far as practicable, become acquainted with them. The apostle himself, on more than one occasion, showed that he had some acquaintance with the classic writings of Greece; Acts 17:28; Titus 1:12.
To exhortation - see the notes on Romans 12:8.
To doctrine - To teaching - for so the word means; compare notes on Romans 12:7.
LibraryEpistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch. Gregory to Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch. I have received the letters of your most sweet Blessedness, which flowed with tears for words. For I saw in them a cloud flying aloft as clouds do; but, though it carried with it a darkness of sorrow, I could not easily discover at its commencement whence it came or whither it was going, since by reason of the darkness I speak of I did not fully understand its origin. Yet it becomes you, most holy ones, ever to recall …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
How Intent the Ruler Ought to be on Meditations in the Sacred Law.
The Clergyman and the Prayer Book.
Seed Scattered and Taking Root
1 Timothy 3:14
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
2 Timothy 3:15
and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
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