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1 Timothy 1

1 Timothy 1:1  
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,

1 Timothy 1:2  
to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Timothy 1:3  
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,

1 Timothy 1:4  
and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than God’s stewardship, which is in faith.

1 Timothy 1:5  
But the goal of this command is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith,

1 Timothy 1:6  
from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned away to vain talking,

1 Timothy 1:7  
desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say nor about what they strongly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:8  
But we know that the law is good if a person uses it lawfully,

1 Timothy 1:9  
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,

1 Timothy 1:10  
for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine,

1 Timothy 1:11  
according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1 Timothy 1:12  
I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service,

1 Timothy 1:13  
although I used to be a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

1 Timothy 1:14  
The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:15  
The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

1 Timothy 1:16  
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.

1 Timothy 1:17  
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:18  
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,

1 Timothy 1:19  
holding faith and a good conscience, which some having thrust away made a shipwreck concerning the faith,

1 Timothy 1:20  
of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they might be taught not to blaspheme.


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