1 Timothy 1

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the commandment of God our Saviour, and of Jesus Christ, our hope; To Timothy, my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus, that you might warn certain men not to teach any other doctrine, Nor to give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which promote useless speculation, rather than godly training, which is by faith. Now the aim of this commandment is love from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and a sincere faith: From which some have swerved, turning aside to vain discussion; Desiring to be teachers of the law; but understanding neither what they say, nor the matters about which they make such confident assertions. But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully; Understanding this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For adulterers, for those who defile themselves with men, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, for he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Though I was formerly a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a violent man: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me, along with the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a trustworthy saying, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am the foremost. 16 Yet for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might show forth his unlimited patience, as a pattern for those who would believe in him for eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies once made about you, that by them you might fight the good fight; 19 Holding on to faith and a good conscience; which some have rejected and so shipwrecked their faith: 20 Among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
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