1 Timothy 1
Greeting1 Paul a an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command b of God our Savior c and of Christ Jesus our hope: d 2To Timothy, e my true son in the faith.Grace, mercy, and peace from God the ▼
▼Other mss read ourFather and Christ Jesus our Lord.
False Doctrine and Misuse of the Law3 As I urged you when I went to Macedonia g remain in Ephesus h so that you may instruct certain people i not to teach different doctrine 4 or to pay attention to myths j and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan k which operates by faith. 5 Now the goal of our instruction is love l that comes from a pure heart m a good conscience n and a sincere faith. o 6 Some have deviated from these and turned aside to fruitless discussion. 7They want to be teachers of the law, although they don’t understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on. 8 But we know that the law is good p provided one uses it legitimately. 9We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, q for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10for the sexually immoral r and homosexuals, s for kidnappers, ▼
▼Or slave tradersliars, u perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching v 11based on the glorious gospel w of the blessed God, x which was entrusted to me. y
Paul’s Testimony12 I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened z me, because He considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry – 13 one who was formerly a blasphemer aa a persecutor ab and an arrogant man. ac But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 This saying is trustworthy ad and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world ae to save sinners” af – and I am the worst of them. ag 16 But I received mercy ah for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience ai as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. aj 17 Now to the King ak eternal al immortal am invisible, the only ▼
▼Other mss add wiseGod ao be honor ap and glory aq forever and ever. ▼
▼Amen: The transliteration of a Hebrew word signifying that something is certain, valid, truthful, or faithful; it is often used at the end of biblical songs, hymns, and prayers.Amen. as
Engage in Battle18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies at previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle, 19 having faith au and a good conscience. av Some aw have rejected these and have suffered the shipwreck of their faith. 20 Hymenaeus ax and Alexander ay are among them, and I have delivered them to Satan az so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.
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