1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
2 through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared,
3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
3 who forbid marriage and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving;
5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
5 for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
6 If you put these instructions before the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the good doctrine which you have followed.
7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
7 Have nothing to do with godless and silly myths. Train yourself in godliness;
8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
9 The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance.
10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
11 Command and teach these things.
11 Command and teach these things.
12 Dont let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
13 Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.
14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you.
15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
15 Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
16 Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.