1 PAULOS, an apostle of Jeshu Meshiha, by the commandment of Aloha our Saviour, and of Jeshu Meshiha our hope;
2 to Timotheos, my true son in the faith: grace and mercy and peace from Aloha our Father and Jeshu Meshiha our Lord.
3 I requested of thee, when I would go into Makedunia, to remain at Ephesos, and instruct certain men that they teach not various doctrines,
4 nor throw themselves (away) upon stories and tales of generations which have no end, (but) which rather subserve contentions, and not edification in the faith of Aloha.
5 But the end of the commandment is love, from a pure heart, and from a good conscience, and from genuine faith.
6 And from them that have erred, and have declined to vain words,
7 seeking to become teachers of the law, while they understand not what they speak, nor that concerning which they contend.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man according to the law converse in it;
9 knowing that against the righteous the law is not set, but against the evil, and rebels, and the wicked, and sinners, and the dishonest, and those who are not pure, and those who strike their fathers, and those who strike their mothers, and murderers,
10 and fornicators, and liers with men, and stealers of the free, and liars, and doers against an oath
11 and whatever (else) is opposed to the healthful doctrine of the gospel of the glory of the blessed Aloha, with which I have been intrusted.
12 And I thank him who hath empowered me, our Lord Jeshu Meshiha, who accounted me faithful, and constituted me his minister; me,
13 who before was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I received mercy, because while ignorant I did it, without faith.
14 But in me hath abounded the grace of our Lord, and faith and love which are in Jeshu Meshiha.
15 Faithful is the word, and worthy of reception that Jeshu the Meshiha came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first.
16 But for this he had compassion upon me, that in me first Jeshu Meshiha might show all long-suffering, as an exhibition for them who should believe in him unto everlasting life.
17 But to the King who is eternal, incorruptible, and unseen, who is one Aloha, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This commandment I commit to thee, my son Timotheos, according to the early prophecies which were concerning thee, that thou mayest war through them this good warfare with faith and with a good conscience.
19 For those who this have put away from them of faith have been emptied;
20 as Hymeneos and Alexandros, whom I have delivered to Satana, that they may not blaspheme.