1st Epistle Of Saint Paul To Timothy

Biblical Verses Omitted From Roman Catholic Mass Readings

Chapter 1 verses  3-11 and 18-20  have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[3] As I desired thee to remain at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some not to teach otherwise, [4] Not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies: which furnish questions rather than the edification of God, which is in faith. [5] Now the end of the commandment is charity, from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith. [6] From which things some going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling: [7] Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm. [8] But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: [9] Knowing this, that the law is not made for the just man, but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly, and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, [10] For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine, [11] Which is according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which hath been committed to my trust.

[18] This precept I commend to thee, O son Timothy; according to the prophecies going before on thee, that thou war in them a good warfare, [19] Having faith and a good conscience, which some rejecting have made shipwreck concerning the faith. [20] Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Chapter 2 verses  9-15  have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[9] In like manner women also in decent apparel: adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety, not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly attire, [10] But as it becometh women professing godliness, with good works.  [11] Let the woman learn in silence, with all subjection. [12] But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to use authority over the man: but to be in silence. [13] For Adam was first formed; then Eve. [14] And Adam was not seduced; but the woman being seduced, was in the transgression. [15] Yet she shall be saved through childbearing; if she continue in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety.

Chapter 3  is covered in full in the Mass Readings sometime at least every three years

Chapter 4 verses 1-11 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils, [2] Speaking lies in hypocrisy, and having their conscience seared, [3] Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful, and by them that have known the truth. [4] For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected that is received with thanksgiving: [5] For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

[6] These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto.

[7] But avoid foolish and old wives' fables: and exercise thyself unto godliness. [8] For bodily exercise is profitable to little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. [9] A faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. [10] For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful. [11] These things command and teach.

Chapter 5 verses 1-2 and 11-25 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] An ancient man rebuke not, but entreat him as a father: young men, as brethren: [2] Old women, as mothers: young women, as sisters, in all chastity.

[11] But the younger widows avoid. For when they have grown wanton in Christ, they will marry: [12] Having damnation, because they have made void their first faith. [13] And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tattlers also, and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. [14] I will therefore that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil. [15] For some are already turned aside after Satan. [16] If any of the faithful have widows, let him minister to them, and let not the church be charged: that there may be sufficient for them that are widows indeed.

[17] Let the priests that rule well, be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine: [18] For the scripture saith: Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn: and, The labourer is worthy of his reward. [19] Against a priest receive not an accusation, but under two or three witnesses. [20] Them that sin reprove before all: that the rest also may have fear.

[21] I charge thee before God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by declining to either side. [22] Impose not hands lightly upon any man, neither be partaker of other men's sins. Keep thyself chaste. [23] Do not still drink water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thy frequent infirmities.

[24] Some men's sins are manifest, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after. [25] In like manner also good deeds are manifest: and they that are otherwise, cannot be hid.

Chapter 6 verses 1-2b and 17-21 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] Whosoever are servants under the yoke, let them count their masters worthy of all honour; lest the name of the Lord and his doctrine be blasphemed. [2] But they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but serve them the rather, because they are faithful and beloved, who are partakers of the benefit....

[17] Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded, nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy,) [18] To do good, to be rich in good works, to give easily, to communicate to others, [19] To lay up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the true life. [20] O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words, and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called. [21] Which some promising, have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.