1 Timothy 1

Misleadings in Doctrine and Living

1Paul 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,

2To g  Timothy, h  my true child in the faith: i  Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and j  Christ Jesus our Lord.

3As 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,
4nor 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.
5But 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.
6For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to aa  fruitless discussion, 7 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.

8But we know that ad  the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9realizing 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
and
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,
11according to au  the glorious gospel of av  the blessed God, with which I have been aw  entrusted.

12I thank ax  Christ Jesus our Lord, who has ay  strengthened me, because He considered me faithful az  putting me into service, 13even 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; 14and 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. 16Yet 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.
17Now 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.

18This 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,
19keeping by  faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to
Lit the
,
ca  their faith.
20
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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