1 Timothy 1
Timothy is put in mind of the charge which was given unto him by Paul at his going to Macedonia.
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to a command of God our Saviour, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our hope, 1 Timothy 1:2 to Timotheusgenuine child in faith: Grace, kindness, peace, from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord, 1 Timothy 1:3 according as I did exhort thee to remain in EphesusI going on to Macedoniathat thou mightest charge certain not to teach any other thing, 1 Timothy 1:4 nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith:
Of the right use and end of the Law.
1 Timothy 1:5 And the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned, 1 Timothy 1:6 from which certain, having swerved, did turn aside to vain discourse, 1 Timothy 1:7 willing to be teachers of law, not understanding either the things they say, nor concerning what they asseverate, 1 Timothy 1:8 and we have known that the law [is] good, if any one may use it lawfully; 1 Timothy 1:9 having known this, that for a righteous man law is not set, but for lawless and insubordinate persons, ungodly and sinners, impious and profane, parricides and matricides, men-slayers, 1 Timothy 1:10 whoremongers, sodomites, men-stealers, liars, perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that to sound doctrine is adverse,
Of Paul's calling to be an apostle,
1 Timothy 1:11 according to the good news of the glory of the blessed God, with which I was entrusted. 1 Timothy 1:12 And I give thanks to him who enabled meChrist Jesus our Lordthat he did reckon me stedfast, having put [me] to the ministration, 1 Timothy 1:13 who before was speaking evil, and persecuting, and insulting, but I found kindness, because, being ignorant, I did [it] in unbelief, 1 Timothy 1:14 and exceedingly abound did the grace of our Lord, with faith and love that [is] in Christ Jesus: 1 Timothy 1:15 stedfast [is] the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinnersfirst of whom I am; 1 Timothy 1:16 but because of this I found kindness, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern of those about to believe on him to life age-during: 1 Timothy 1:17 and to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only wise God, [is] honour and gloryto the ages of the ages! Amen. 1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to thee, child Timotheus, according to the prophesies that went before upon thee, that thou mayest war in them the good warfare, 1 Timothy 1:19 having faith and a good conscience, which certain having thrust away, concerning the faith did make shipwreck,
and of Hymenaeus and Alexander.
1 Timothy 1:20 of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I did deliver to the Adversary, that they might be instructed not to speak evil.