Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Timothy 4:7
- Refuse (paraitou).
- Present middle imperative second person singular of paraitew, old verb, to ask of one and then to beg off from one as in Luke 14:18; Acts 25:11; 1 Timothy 4:7; 5:11; Titus 3:10; 2 Timothy 2:23.
- Profane (bebhlouv).
- See 1 Timothy 1:9.
- Old wives' fables (grawdeiv mutouv).
- On mutov, see 1:4. Grawdeiv, late word (Strabo, Galen) from grauv, old woman, and eidov (look, appearance). Such as old women tell to children like the Gnostic aeons.
- Exercise thyself (gumnaze seauton).
- Present active imperative of gumnazw, originally to exercise naked (gumnov). Old and common verb, but in N.T. only here and Hebrews 5:14; 12:11.