1 Timóteo 1

1 Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ, according to {the} command of God our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus our hope,

2 to Timotheus, {my} true child in faith: grace, mercy, peace, from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 Even as I begged thee to remain in Ephesus, {when I was} going to Macedonia, that thou mightest enjoin some not to teach other doctrines,

4 nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than {further} God's dispensation, which {is} in faith.

5 But the end of what is enjoined is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith;

6 which {things} some having missed, have turned aside to vain discourse,

7 desiring to be law-teachers, not understanding either what they say or concerning what they {so} strenuously affirm.

8 Now we know that the law {is} good if any one uses it lawfully,

9 knowing this, that law has not its application to a righteous person, but to {the} lawless and insubordinate, to {the} impious and sinful, to {the} unholy and profane, to smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers; to murderers,

10 fornicators, sodomites, kidnappers, liars, perjurers; and if any other thing is opposed to sound teaching,

11 according to the glad tidings of the glory of the blessed God, with which *I* have been entrusted.

12 {And} I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me power, that he has counted me faithful, appointing to ministry him

13 who before was a blasphemer and persecutor, and an insolent overbearing {man}: but mercy was shewn me because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.

14 But the grace of our Lord surpassingly over-abounded with faith and love, which {is} in Christ Jesus.

15 Faithful {is} the word, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom *I* am {the} first.

16 But for this reason mercy was shewn me, that in me, {the} first, Jesus Christ might display the whole long-suffering, for a delineation of those about to believe on him to life eternal.

17 Now to the King of the ages, {the} incorruptible, invisible, only God, honour and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

18 This charge, {my} child Timotheus, I commit to thee, according to the prophecies as to thee preceding, in order that thou mightest war by them the good warfare,

19 maintaining faith and a good conscience; which {last} some, having put away, have made shipwreck as to faith;

20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme.

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