1 Quicumque sunt sub iugo, servi dominos suos omni honore di gnos arbitrentur, ne nomen Dei et doctrina blasphemetur.
2 Qui autem fideles habent dominos, non contemnant, quia fratres sunt, sed magis serviant, quia fideles sunt et dilecti, qui beneficii participes sunt. Haec doce et exhortare.
3 Si quis aliter docet et non accedit sanis sermonibus Domini nostri Iesu Christi et ei, quae secundum pietatem est, doctrinae,
4 superbus est, nihil sciens, sed languens circa quaestiones et pugnas verborum, ex quibus oriuntur invidiae, contentiones, blasphemiae, suspiciones malae,
5 conflictationes hominum mente corruptorum et qui veritate privati sunt, existimantium quaestum esse pietatem.
6 Est autem quaestus magnus pietas cum sufficientia.
7 Nihil enim intulimus in mundum, quia nec auferre quid possumus;
8 habentes autem alimenta et quibus tegamur, his contenti erimus.
9 Nam qui volunt divites fieri, incidunt in tentationem et laqueum et desideria multa stulta et nociva, quae mergunt homines in interitum et perditionem;
10 radix enim omnium malorum est cupiditas, quam quidam appetentes erraverunt a fide et inseruerunt se doloribus multis.
11 Tu autem, o homo Dei, haec fuge; sectare vero iustitiam, pietatem, fidem, caritatem, patientiam, mansuetudinem.
12 Certa bonum certamen fidei, apprehende vitam aeternam, ad quam vocatus es, et confessus es bonam confessionem coram multis testibus.
13 Praecipio tibi coram Deo, qui vivificat omnia, et Christo Iesu, qui testimonium reddidit sub Pontio Pilato bonam confessionem,
14 ut serves mandatum sine macula irreprehensibile usque in adventum Domini nostri Iesu Christi,
15 quem suis temporibus ostendet beatus et solus potens, Rex regnantium et Dominus dominantium,
16 qui solus habet immortalitatem, lucem habitans inaccessibilem, quem vidit nullus hominum nec videre potest; cui honor et imperium sempiternum. Amen.
17 Divitibus huius saeculi praecipe non superbe sapere neque sperare in incerto divitiarum sed in Deo, qui praestat nobis omnia abunde ad fruendum,
18 bene agere, divites fieri in operibus bonis, facile tribuere, communicare,
19 thesaurizare sibi fundamentum bonum in futurum, ut apprehendant veram vitam.
20 O Timothee, depositum custodi, devitans profanas vocum novitates et oppositiones falsi nominis scientiae,
21 quam quidam profitentes circa fidem aberraverunt. Gratia vobiscum.
King James Version
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.