New International Version
This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.
King James Bible
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
Darby Bible Translation
The word [is] faithful and worthy of all acceptation;
World English Bible
This saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance.
Young's Literal Translation
stedfast is the word, and of all acceptation worthy;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is a faithful saying - The truth of this doctrine none need doubt; and every man has it in his power to put this to the proof. See on 1 Timothy 1:15 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
See on ch.
'Exercise thyself unto Godliness.'--1 TIM. iv. 7. Timothy seems to have been not a very strong character: sensitive, easily discouraged, and perhaps with a constitutional tendency to indolence. At all events, it is very touching to notice how the old Apostle--a prisoner, soon to be a martyr--forgot all about his own anxieties and burdens, and, through both of his letters to his young helper, gives himself to the task of bracing him up. Thus he says to him, in my text, amongst other trumpet-tongued …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle cxxiii. To Venantius and Italica .
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Prefatory Scripture Passages.
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
1 Timothy 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.
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