(1 Timothy 1:1) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope;
(1 Timothy 1:2) to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
(1 Timothy 1:3) As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might command certain men not to teach a different doctrine,
(1 Timothy 1:4) and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God’s stewardship, which is in faith—
(1 Timothy 1:5) but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith;
(1 Timothy 1:6) from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned away to vain talking;
(1 Timothy 1:7) desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.
(1 Timothy 1:8) But we know that the law is good, if a person uses it lawfully,
(1 Timothy 1:9) as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
(1 Timothy 1:10) for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine;
(1 Timothy 1:11) according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
(1 Timothy 1:12) I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service;
(1 Timothy 1:13) although I used to be a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
(1 Timothy 1:14) The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
(1 Timothy 1:15) The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
(1 Timothy 1:16) However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.
(1 Timothy 1:17) Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
(1 Timothy 1:18) This instruction I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which were given to you before, that by them you may wage the good warfare;
(1 Timothy 1:19) holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust away made a shipwreck concerning the faith;
(1 Timothy 1:20) of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.