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1 Timothy 6:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— constant quarrellings of men corrupted in mind and destitute of the truth, holding gain to be [the end of] piety.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— incessant quarrellings of men wholly corrupt in their mind and bereft of the truth,—supposing godliness to be, a means of gain!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— wranglings of men wholly corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing the piety to be gain; depart from such;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Conflicts of men corrupted in mind and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Peruerse disputings of men of corrupt mindes, and destitute of the trueth, supposing that gaine is godlinesse: From such withdraw thy selfe.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and conflicts of men whose minds are corrupt and deprived of the truth, and who consider that gain is the fear of Aloha. But thou, remove thyself from them.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and the disputation of men, whose minds are corrupt and destitute of the truth, and who suppose that gain is godliness. But from these stand thou aloof.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Perverse disputings 3859
{3859} Prime
παραδιατριβή
paradiatribe
{par-ad-ee-at-ree-bay'}
From a compound of G3844 and G1304; misemployment, that is, meddlesomeness.
of men 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
of corrupt 1311
{1311} Prime
διαφθείρω
diaphtheiro
{dee-af-thi'-ro}
From G1223 and G5351; to rot thoroughly, that is, (by implication) to ruin (passively decay utterly, figuratively pervert).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
minds, 3563
{3563} Prime
νοῦς
nous
{nooce}
Probably from the base of G1097; the intellect, that is, mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication meaning.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
destitute 650
{0650} Prime
ἀποστερέω
apostereo
{ap-os-ter-eh'-o}
From G0575 and στερέω [[stereo]] (to deprive); to despoil.
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
truth, 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
supposing 3543
{3543} Prime
νομίζω
nomizo
{nom-id'-zo}
From G3551; properly to do by law (usage), that is, to accustom (passively be usual); by extension to deem or regard.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
that gain 4200
{4200} Prime
πορισμός
porismos
{por-is-mos'}
From a derivative of πόρος [[poros]] (a way, that is, means); furnishing (procuring), that is, (by implication) money getting (acquisition).
is 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
godliness: 2150
{2150} Prime
εὐσέβεια
eusebeia
{yoo-seb'-i-ah}
From G2152; piety; specifically the gospel scheme.
from 575
{0575} Prime
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
such 5108
{5108} Prime
τοιοῦτος
toioutos
{toy-oo'-tos}
(Including the other inflections); from G5104 and G3778; truly this, that is, of this sort (to denote character or individuality).
withdraw thyself. 868
{0868} Prime
ἀφίστημι
aphistemi
{af-is'-tay-mee}
From G0575 and G2476; to remove, that is, (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Timothy 6:5

_ _ Perverse disputings — useless disputings. The oldest manuscripts read, “lasting contests” [Wiesinger]; “incessant collisions” [Alford]. “Strifes of words” had already been mentioned so that he would not be likely to repeat the same idea (as in the English Version reading) again.

_ _ corrupt mindsGreek, “of men corrupted (depraved) in mind.” The inmost source of the evil is in the perverted mind (1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Timothy 3:8; Titus 1:15).

_ _ destitute of the truth — (Titus 1:14). They had had the truth, but through want of moral integrity and of love of the truth, they were misled by a pretended deeper gnosis (knowledge) and higher ascetical holiness, of which they made a trade [Wiesinger].

_ _ supposing, etc. — The Greek requires, “supposing (regarding the matter in this point of view) that piety (so translated for ‘godliness’) is a means of gain (that is, a way of advancing one’s worldly interests: a different Greek form, poriswa, expresses the thing gained, gain)”; not “that gain is godliness,” as English Version.

_ _ from such withdraw thyself — omitted in the oldest manuscripts. The connection with 1 Timothy 6:6 favors the omission of these words, which interrupt the connection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Timothy 6:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Timothy 6:5

Supposing that gain is godliness — Thinking the best religion is the getting of money: a far more common case than is usually supposed.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Timothy 6:5

Perverse (c) disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

(c) Such as we see in those shameless schools of popery, which are nothing else but vain babbling and foolish talking.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Perverse:
etc. or, Gallings one of another,
1 Timothy 1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

men:

Matthew 7:17-20 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. ... Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit.
John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ... But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, ... Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-11 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: ... And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
Titus 1:15-16 Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. ... They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Hebrews 3:12-13 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. ... But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
2 John 1:8-10 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. ... If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:

supposing:

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, [as] the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. ... The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.
Isaiah 56:11 Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one [is] given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, [and] their fields to them that shall inherit [them]: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee [as] my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, [but] their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Acts 8:18-20 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, ... But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Acts 19:24-28 For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; ... And when they heard [these sayings], they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians.
Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

from:

Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. ... For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 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.
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
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