1 Timothy

CLV(i) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, according to the injunction of God, our Saviour, and the Lord Jesus Christ, our Expectation, 2 to Timothy, a genuine child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God, our Father, and Christ Jesus, our Lord." 3 According as I entreat you, remain with them in Ephesus, when going into Macedonia, that you should be charging some not to be teaching differently, 4 nor yet to be heeding myths and endless genealogies, which are affording exactions rather than God's administration which is in faith." 5 Now the consummation of the charge is love out of a clean heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith, 6 from which some, swerving, were turned aside into vain prating, 7 wanting to be teachers of the law, not apprehending either what they are saying, or that concerning which they are insisting." 8 Now we are aware that the law is ideal if ever anyone is using it lawfully, 9 being aware of this, that law is not laid down for the just, yet it is for the lawless and insubordinate, the irreverent and sinners, the malign and profane, thrashers of fathers and thrashers of mothers, homicides, 10 paramours, sodomites, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and if any other thing is opposing sound teaching, 11 in accord with the evangel of the glory of the happy God, with which I was entrusted." 12 Grateful am I to Him Who invigorates me, Christ Jesus, our Lord, for He deems me faithful, assigning me a service, 13 I, who formerly was a calumniator and a persecutor and an outrager: but I was shown mercy, seeing that I do it being ignorant, in unbelief." 14 Yet the grace of our Lord overwhelms, with faith and love in Christ Jesus." 15 Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all welcome, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, foremost of whom am I." 16 But therefore was I shown mercy, that in me, the foremost, Jesus Christ should be displaying all His patience, for a pattern of those who are about to be believing on Him for life eonian." 17 Now to the King of the eons, the incorruptible, invisible, only, and wise God, be honor and glory for the eons of the eons! Amen!" 18 This charge I am committing to you, child Timothy, according to the preceding prophecies over you, that in them you may be warring the ideal warfare, 19 having faith and a good conscience, which some, thrusting away, have made shipwreck as to the faith;" 20 of whom are Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I give up to Satan, that they may be trained not to calumniate."