Chapter 1

1TI.1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,
1TI.1:2 To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
1TI.1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia–remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
1TI.1:4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
1TI.1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,
1TI.1:6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,
1TI.1:7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
1TI.1:8 But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully,
1TI.1:9 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1TI.1:10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
1TI.1:11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.
1TI.1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,
1TI.1:13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
1TI.1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
1TI.1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
1TI.1:16 However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
1TI.1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1TI.1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
1TI.1:19 having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,
1TI.1:20 of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

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