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- 1 Timothy
- 1.Tim 1
11Paul, aan apostle of Christ Jesus bby command of cGod our Savior and of Christ Jesus dour hope,
2To Timothy, emy true child in the faith:
fGrace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Warning Against False Teachers
3gAs I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not hto teach any different doctrine,
4nor ito devote themselves to myths and endless jgenealogies, which promote kspeculations rather than the stewardship1 from God that is by faith.
5The aim of our charge is love lthat issues from a pure heart and ma good conscience and na sincere faith.
6Certain persons, by oswerving from these, have wandered away into pvain discussion,
7desiring to be teachers of the law, qwithout understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
8Now we know that rthe law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
9understanding this, that the slaw is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
10the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,2 liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to tsound3 doctrine,
11in accordance with uthe gospel of the glory of vthe blessed God wwith which I have been entrusted.
Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners
12I thank him xwho has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, yappointing me to his service,
13though formerly I was a blasphemer, zpersecutor, and insolent opponent. But aI received mercy bbecause I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,
14and cthe grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the dfaith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
15The saying is etrustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus fcame into the world to save sinners, gof whom I am the foremost.
16But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
17To hthe King of the ages, iimmortal, jinvisible, kthe only God, lbe honor and glory forever and ever.4 Amen.
18This charge mI entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with nthe prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may owage the good warfare,
19pholding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have qmade shipwreck of their faith,
20among whom are rHymenaeus and sAlexander, whom I thave handed over to Satan that they may learn not to ublaspheme.