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1 Timothy 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:2 - To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Warning Against False Teachers

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:3 - As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:4 - nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship[fn] from God that is by faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:5 - The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:6 - Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:7 - desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:8 - Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:9 - understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:10 - the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,[fn] liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[fn] doctrine,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:11 - in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners

(cf. Act 8:1–3; 9:1–19 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:12 - I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:13 - though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:14 - and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:15 - The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:16 - But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:17 - To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.[fn] Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:18 - This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:19 - holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:20 - among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
ESV Footnotes
Or good order
That is, those who take someone captive in order to sell him into slavery
Or healthy
Greek to the ages of ages

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