1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is our hope,
2. To Timothy, my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3. When I was going to Macedonia, I exhorted you to remain in Ephesus, in order that you might solemnly charge some not to teach other doctrines;
5. Now the purpose of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and genuine faith;
6. From which some, having missed the mark, have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7. Desiring to be teachers of the law, neither understanding what they are saying, nor what they are strongly affirming.
9. Understanding this: that law is not enacted for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for slayers of fathers and slayers of mothers, for murderers,
10. For fornicators, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing that is opposed to sound doctrine;
12. And I thank Jesus Christ our Lord, Who has empowered me, that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,
13. Who was previously a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent person; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14. But the grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with the faith and love that is in Christ Jesus.
15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of full acceptance: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
16. But for this reason I was shown mercy in order that in me first Jesus Christ might demonstrate all longsuffering, for an example to those who would afterwards believe on Him unto eternal life.
17. Now to the King of eternity, the incorruptible, invisible, and only wise God, be honor and glory into the ages of eternity. Amen.
18. This charge I am personally committing to you, my son Timothy, in accordance with the prophecies that were made long ago concerning you; in order that by them you yourself might wage a good war,
19. Holding to the faith and a good conscience. For some, having cast aside a good conscience, have made shipwreck in regard to the faith;
20. Of whom are Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I turned over to Satan in order that they may learn not to blaspheme.
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