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1 Timothy 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, our hope,

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To Timothy, my genuine child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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As I exhorted you when going to Macedonia, [fn]remain on at Ephesus so that you may command certain ones not to teach a different doctrine,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:4 - nor to [fn]pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the stewardship from God which is by faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:5 - But the goal of our command is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and an unhypocritical faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:6 - For some, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:7 - wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
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But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:9 - knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and godless, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:10 - for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:11 - according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
(cf. Act 8:1–3; 9:1–19 )
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I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He regarded me faithful, putting me into service,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:13 - even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:14 - and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:15 - It is a trustworthy saying and deserving full acceptance: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:16 - Yet for this reason I was shown mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Christ Jesus might demonstrate all His patience as an example for those [fn]who are going to believe upon Him for eternal life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:17 - Now to the King of the [fn]ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory [fn]forever and ever. Amen.
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This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may fight the good fight,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:19 - keeping faith and a good conscience, which some, having rejected, suffered shipwreck in regard to [fn]their faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:20 - [fn]Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.
LSB Footnotes
Lit to remain
Or occupy themselves with
Or destined to
Or eternal
Lit to the ages of the ages
Lit the
Lit Of

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