1 Timothy

Murdock(i) 1 PAUL, a legate of Jesus the Messiah, by the command of God our life-giver, and of the Messiah, Jesus our hope; 2 to Timothy, my true son in the faith: grace and mercy and peace, from God our Father, and the Messiah, Jesus our Lord. 3 When I was going into Macedonia, I requested thee to remain at Ephesus, and to charge certain persons not to teach different doctrines; 4 and not to throw themselves into fables and stories about genealogies, of which there is no end, which produce contention rather than edification in the faith of God. 5 Now the end of the command is love, which is from a pure heart, and from a good conscience, and from true faith. 6 But from these some have strayed, and have turned aside to vain words; 7 because they wished to be teachers of the law, while they understood not what they speak, nor the thing about which they contend. 8 Now, we know, that the law is a good thing, if a man conduct himself in it, according to the law, 9 he knowing that the law was not established for the righteous, but for the evil, and the rebellious, and the ungodly, and the sinful, and the perverse and for the impure, and for smiters of their fathers and smiters of their mothers, and for murderers, 10 and for whoremongers, and for copulators with males, and for the stealers of free people, and for liars, and for violators of oaths, and for whatever is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 namely that of the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I am intrusted. 12 And I thank him who strengthened me, even our Lord Jesus the Messiah; who accounted me faithful, and appointed me to his ministry; 13 me I say, who before was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a reviler; but I obtained mercy, because I did it while ignorant and without faith. 14 And in me the grace of our Lord abounded, and faith and love, which is in Jesus the Messiah. 15 Faithful is the declaration, and worthy to be received, that Jesus the Messiah came into the world to give life to sinners, of whom I was the primary. 16 But for this cause had he mercy on me, that in me first Jesus the Messiah might display all his long suffering, for an example to them who were to believe on him unto life eternal. 17 And to the king eternal, incorruptible, and invisible, the sole God, be honor and glory for ever and ever! Amen. 18 This injunction I commit to thee, my son Timothy, according to the former predictions concerning thee, that in them thou mightest war this good warfare, 19 in faith and a good conscience; for they who have repudiated this, have become destitute of faith; 20 like Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to be blasphemers.