Paul’s First Letter to Timothy

chapter 1


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Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,

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to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might command certain men not to teach a different doctrine,

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and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than God’s stewardship, which is in faith.

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But the goal of this command is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith,

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from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned away to vain talking,

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desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say nor about what they strongly affirm.

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But we know that the law is good if a person uses it lawfully,

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as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

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for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine,

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according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

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I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service,

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although I used to be a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

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The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

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The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

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However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.

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Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

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I commit this instruction to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which were given to you before, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

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holding faith and a good conscience, which some having thrust away made a shipwreck concerning the faith,

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of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they might be taught not to blaspheme.