1 Timothy, Chapter 1

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope;
1:2 to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 As I exhorted you to tarry at Ephesus, when I was going into Macedonia, that you might charge certain men not to teach a different doctrine,
1:4 neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith; [so do I now].
1:5 But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned:
1:6 from which things some having swerved have turned aside to vain talking;
1:7 desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor what they confidently affirm.
1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,
1:9 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1:10 for fornicators, for homosexuals, for menstealers, for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine;
1:11 according to the good news of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
1:12 I thank him who enabled me, [even] Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he counted me faithful, appointing me to [his] service;
1:13 though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: nevertheless I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;
1:14 and the grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:15 Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:
1:16 nevertheless for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might Jesus Christ show forth all his long-suffering, for an example of those who should thereafter believe on him to eternal life.
1:17 Now to the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, [be] honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1:18 This charge I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to you, that by them you may war the good warfare;
1:19 holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith:
1:20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

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