1 Timothy

Whiston(i) 1 PAUL an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Jesus Christ, [who is] our hope; 2 Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: grace, mercy, peace from God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Neither to give heed to fables, and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying, which is in faith. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, and for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 Which is according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, that was committed to my trust. 12 And I thank him who hath enabled me by Christ Jesus our Lord: for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecuter, and injurious. But I obtained mercy, for this cause, that I did [it] ignorantly, in unbelief: 14 But the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith, and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me Jesus Christ might shew forth all his long-suffering, for a pattern to them who should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17 Now unto the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, [be] honour andglory, for ever and ever. Amen, 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare, 19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck. 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.