1 Timothy Chapter 1

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 1

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and the Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope,

2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

3-7 As I urged you when I went to Macedonia to remain in Ephesus, that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which causes confusion, rather than godly edification which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of sincere faith, from which some having strayed have turned aside to vain babblings, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor the things they affirm.

8-11 But we know that the law is good if a man uses it lawfully, knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

12-17 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formally a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a dangerous man. Still, I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant, with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 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. However, for this reason, I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who should hereafter believe in him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

18-20 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which were made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith, and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning faith have become shipwreck, of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

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