- 1 Timothy 6:5
- 1 Timothy 6:5
- (KJB) Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of
the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw
- (1611 KJV) Peruerse disputings of men of corrupt mindes, and
destitute of the trueth, supposing that gaine is godlinesse: From such
withdraw thy selfe.
- (1587 Geneva Bible) Frowarde disputations of men of corrupt mindes &
destitute of ye trueth, which thinke that gaine is godlines: from such
separate thy selfe.
- (1526 Tyndale) and vayne disputacions of men with corrupte myndes
and destitute of the trueth which thynke that lucre is godlines. From
soche seperate thy silfe.
- Counterfeit Versions
and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived
of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.
(NIV) and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been
robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial
- (NASV) and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived
of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
- (ESV) and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and
deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
- (HCSB) and constant disagreement among men whose minds are depraved and
deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.
(RSV) and wrangling among men who are depraved in mind and bereft of the
truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
- (NRSV) and wrangling among those who are depraved in mind and bereft of
the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
- (NAB-Roman Catholic) in a word, the bickering of men with twisted minds
who have lost all sense of truth. Such men value religion only as a means of
(NWT-Jehovah‘s Witnesses) violent disputes about trifles on the part of men
corrupted in mind despoiled of the truth, thinking that godly devotion is a
means of gain.
- Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
- paradiatribai diejqarmenwn anqrwpwn ton noun kai apesterhmenwn thV
alhqeiaV nomizontwn porismon einai thn eusebeian ajistaso apo twn
- Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
- diaparatribai diejqarmenwn anqrwpwn ton noun kai apesterhmenwn thV
alhqeiaV nomizontwn porismon einai thn eusebeian
- Corrupted Manuscripts
- This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
- Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus -
Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
- D 06 - Paris: Claromontanus - Sixth century (original)
- 33 (Minuscule) - Ninth Century
- 048 - Fifth century
- Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
- Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
- D 06 - Paris: Claromontanus - Sixth century (corrected)
- K 018 - Ninth century
- L 020 - Ninth century
- P 025 - Ninth century
- Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
- Omit “from such withdraw thyself”
- Lachmann, Karl - 1842
- Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
- Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
- Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
- Wordsworth, Christopher - 1856 revised in 1870
- Westcott and Hort - 1881
- Weiss, Bernhard - 1894
- Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
- Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
- Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
- United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
- Von Soden, Freiherr - 1902
- Affected Teaching
- This verse ends a three verse warning to the believer concerning the
unbeliever and their false teachings. Not only are we warned to be on guard
for false teachings and teachers, but when we hear those teachings verse 5
is commanding us to withdraw or leave such a person. The word for “withdraw”
in this verse is “aphistaso” which is in the Imperative Mood. This means it
is a command for us to leave and depart from those who teach false
teachings, it is not a suggestion. Listening to false teachers like Benny
Hinn or Robert Schuller and others (especially on TBN) is actually a sin for
the believer since God commands us to depart from those who hold not to the
true doctrine of the Bible.
- God even commands the believer to withdraw from other believers who are
walking disorderly and not according to the Scriptures. The word for
“withdraw” in this verse carries with it the meaning of “shunning.” We are
to actually shun the disobedient believer and normally disobedience begins
with adapting to false doctrine.
- (2 Th 3:6 KJV) Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh
disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
- Now why does God want us to withdraw and shun false teachings?
- (1 Cor 15:33 KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good
- God reminds us that if we allow any evil teachings or teachers into our
lives, we will become corrupted. I know this for a fact that many once solid
believers in the Reformed Camp have left the teachings of Scripture to
follow Harold Camping in his “Church is Dead” heresy. You also cannot allow
evil or corrupt teachings to linger in any church or they will begin to chip
away at the true teachings. The word “manners” carries with it the meaning
of “habits.” Once false teachings begin to pervade a church, the acting out
of habits in concert with those false teachings begin to happen, and any
false teaching will cause people to walk differently from the biblical norm.
You cannot associate yourself with bad teachings and expect to walk a solid
Christian walk. We see this today as many Christians are carried away by
false teachings which sound good.
- This is why God gave the command in 1 Timothy 6:5 for believers to
disassociate themselves from false teachings and teachers. No wonder the
false teachers love the new versions, the phrase to withdraw ourselves from
them has been deleted. When we look at 1 Timothy 6:5, we can see that the TV
hucksters of today, especially those of the Charismatic movement, who view
wealth and health as a blessing from God. This verse warns us that those who
think gain is godliness are severely deceived. If this world goes on for
another 100 years, who do you think will be remembered the poor widow who
gave her 2 mites or the ugly $1000 tailored suits of Creflo Dollar, Benny
Hinn, or T.D. Jakes? Believe me, gain does not represent godliness or else
99.9% of the Christians in the world, even the suffering Christians, would
be considered ungodly, and this is nowhere taught in Scripture. Let us stay
with the King James Bible and let the dead bury their dead!