1 Timothy 1

Misleadings in Doctrine and Living

Paul a an apostle of b Christ Jesus c according to the commandment of d God our Savior, and of e Christ Jesus, who is our f hope,

To g Timothy, h  my true child in the faith: i Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and j Christ Jesus our Lord.

As I urged you
Lit while going to
upon my departure for l Macedonia
Lit to remain
remain on at n Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to o teach strange doctrines,
nor to
Or occupy themselves with
pay attention to q myths and endless r genealogies, which give rise to mere s speculation rather than t  furthering
Lit God’s provision
the administration of God which is by faith.
But the goal of our
Lit commandment
w instruction is love x from a pure heart and a y good conscience and a sincere z faith.
For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to aa fruitless discussion, ab wanting to be ac teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

But we know that ad the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that ae law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and af rebellious, for the ag ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and ah profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10 
Lit for
Or fornicators
ak immoral men
Lit for
and am homosexuals
Lit for
and ao kidnappers
Lit for
and aq liars
Lit for
and as perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to at sound teaching,
11 according to au the glorious gospel of av the blessed God, with which I have been aw entrusted.

12 I thank ax Christ Jesus our Lord, who has ay strengthened me, because He considered me faithful az putting me into service, 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a ba persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was bb shown mercy because bc I acted ignorantly in unbelief; 14 and the bd grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the be faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. 15  bf It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that bg Christ Jesus came into the world to bh save sinners, among whom bi I am foremost of all. 16 Yet for this reason I bj found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might bk demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those
Or destined to
who would believe in Him for eternal life.
17 Now to the bm King
Lit of the ages
eternal bo immortal bp invisible, the bq only God br  be honor and glory
Lit to the ages of the ages
forever and ever. Amen.

18 This bt command I entrust to you, Timothy bu  my
Or child
son, in accordance with the bw prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you bx fight the good fight,
19 keeping by faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to
Lit the
ca their faith.
Lit Of
Among these are cc Hymenaeus and cd Alexander, whom I have ce handed over to Satan, so that they will be cf taught not to blaspheme.
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