1 Timothy

Great(i) 1 Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ, by the commyssyon of God our sauyour, & Lord Iesus Christ, which is our hope. 2 Unto Timothe hys naturall sonne in the fayth. Grace mercy and peace from God oure father, & from the Lord Iesus Christ our Lorde. 3 As I besought the to abyde styll at Ephesus (when I departed into Macedonia) euen so do, that thou commaunde some, that they folowe no straunge doctrine, 4 nether geue hede to fables & endles genealogyes whych brede doubtes more then Godlye edifyinge, which is by fayth 5 for the ende of the commaundement is, loue out of a pure herte, and of a good conscience, and of fayth vnfayned: from the whych thynges, 6 because some haue erred, they are turned vnto vayne iangelynge, 7 because they wolde be doctours of the lawe, and yet vnderstande not what they speake, nether wherof they affyrme. 8 We knowe, that the lawe is good, yf a man vse it lawfully: 9 knowynge thys, howe that the lawe is not geuen vnto a ryghteous man, but vnto the vnryghteous and disobedyent, to the vngodly and to synners, to vnholy and vncleane: to murtherers of fathers and murtherers of mothers, to manstears, 10 to whormongers: to them that defyle them selues whyth mankynde: to manstealers: to lyars, to periured, and yf ther be eny other thynge that is contrary to the holsome doctryne, 11 accordynge to the Gospell of the glory of the blessed God, whych Gospell is commytted vnto me. 12 And I thanke Chryst Iesus oure Lorde, whych hath made me stronge: for he counted me true, and put me in offyce 13 where as before I was a blasphemer, and a persecuter, & a Tyraunt. But yet I obtayned mercy, because I dyd it ignorauntly thorowe vnbelefe. 14 Neuerthelesse, the grace of oure Lorde was exceadynge aboundaunt with fayth and loue, whych is by Christ Iesu. 15 This is a true sayinge (and by all meanes worthy to be receaued of vs) that Chryst Iesus came into the worlde, to saue synners, of whom I am chefe. 16 Not wythstandynge for this cause optayned I mercy, that Iesus Christ shulde fyrst shewe on me all longe pacience, to declare an ensample vnto them which shulde beleue on him vnto eternall lyfe. 17 So then vnto God, kynge euerlastynge, immortall inuisyble, wyse onely, be honoure and prayse for euer and euer. Amen. 18 Thys commaundement commyt I vnto the sonne Timotheus accordynge to the prophesyes, whych in tyme past were prophesyed of the, that thou in them shuldest fyght a good fyght, 19 hauynge fayth and good conscyence: whych some haue put awaye from them, and as concernynge fayth haue made shypwracke. 20 Of whose nombre is Hymeneus and Alexander whom I haue delyuered vnto Satan, that they maye lerne not to blaspheme.