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1 Timothy 4:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest unto all.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Take pains with these things; be [absorbed] in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Occupy thyself with these things; be wholly in them, that thy progress may be manifest to all.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— These things, be thy care, in these things, be thou, that, thine advancement, may be, manifest, unto all:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— of these things be careful; in these things be, that thy advancement may be manifest in all things;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Meditate upon these things, be wholly in these things: that thy profiting may be manifest to all.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Meditate vpon these things, giue thy selfe wholly to them, that thy profiting may appeare to all.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— In these meditate, and in them be, that it may be known to every man that thou goest onward.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— On these things meditate; give thyself wholly to them: that it may be obvious to all that thou makest advances.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Meditate upon 3191
{3191} Prime
μελετάω
meletao
{mel-et-ah'-o}
From a presumed derivative of G3199; to take care of, that is, (by implication) revolve in the mind.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
these things; 5023
{5023} Prime
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
give thyself y2468
[2468] Standard
ἴσθι
isthi
{is'-thee}
Second person imperative present of G1510; be thou.
z5749
<5749> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 23
wholly x2468
(2468) Complement
ἴσθι
isthi
{is'-thee}
Second person imperative present of G1510; be thou.
to 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
them; 5125
{5125} Prime
τούτοις
toutois
{too'-toice}
Dative, plural, masculine or neuter of G3778; to (for, in, with or by) these (persons or things).
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
profiting 4297
{4297} Prime
προκοπή
prokope
{prok-op-ay'}
From G4298; progress, that is, advancement (subjectively or objectively).
may y5600
[5600] Standard

o
{o}
Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
z5753
<5753> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 68
appear 5318
{5318} Prime
φανερός
phaneros
{fan-er-os'}
From G5316; shining, that is, apparent (literally or figuratively); neuter (as adverb) publicly, externally.
x5600
(5600) Complement

o
{o}
Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
to 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
all. 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 4:15

_ _ MeditateGreek,Meditate CAREFULLY upon” (Psalms 1:2; Psalms 119:15; compare “Isaac,” Genesis 24:63).

_ _ these things — (1 Timothy 4:12-14). As food would not nourish without digestion, which assimilates the food to the substance of the body, so spiritual food, in order to benefit us, needs to be appropriated by prayerful meditation.

_ _ give thyself wholly to — literally, “BE in these things”; let them engross thee wholly; be wholly absorbed in them. Entire self-dedication, as in other pursuits, so especially in religion, is the secret of proficiency. There are changes as to all other studies, fashionable to-day, out of fashion to-morrow; this study alone is never obsolete, and when made the all-engrossing aim sanctifies all other studies. The exercise of the ministry threatens the spirit of the ministry, unless it be sustained within. The minister must be first his own scholar before he can be another’s teacher.

_ _ profitingGreek, “progress” towards perfection in the Christian life, and especially towards the fullest realization of the ideal of a Christian minister (1 Timothy 4:12).

_ _ may appear to all — not for thy glory, but for the winning of souls (Matthew 5:16).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 4:6-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 4:15

Meditate — The Bible makes no distinction between this and to contemplate, whatever others do. True meditation is no other than faith, hope, love, joy, melted down together, as it were, by the fire of God's Holy Spirit; and offered up to God in secret. He that is wholly in these, will be little in worldly company, in other studies, in collecting books, medals, or butterflies: wherein many pastors drone away so considerable a part of their lives.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Meditate:

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Psalms 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart [shall be] of understanding.
Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, [and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches.
Psalms 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Psalms 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Psalms 105:5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
Psalms 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Psalms 119:23 Princes also did sit [and] speak against me: [but] thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
Psalms 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
Psalms 119:97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day.
Psalms 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation.
Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Psalms 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

give:

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
1 Corinthians 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you.
2 Corinthians 8:5 And [this they did], not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

that:

1 Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Philippians 2:15-16 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ... Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

to all:
or, in all things
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Jsh 1:8. Ps 1:2; 19:14; 49:3; 63:6; 77:12; 104:34; 105:5; 119:15, 23, 48, 97, 99, 148; 143:5. Mt 5:16. Ac 6:4. 1Co 16:15. 2Co 4:14; 8:5. Php 2:15. 1Ti 4:6. Tit 2:14.

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