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1 Timothy 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Correcting False Teaching

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

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To Timothy, my true [fn]son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Just as I urged you [fn]upon my departure for Macedonia, to remain on at Ephesus so that you would instruct certain people not to teach strange doctrines,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:4 - nor to [fn]pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation rather than advance [fn]the plan of God, which is by faith, so I urge you now.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:5 - But the goal of our [fn]instruction is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:6 - Some people have strayed from these things and 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 - realizing the fact 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 worldly, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:10 - for the [fn]sexually immoral, homosexuals, [fn]slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:11 - according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

Paul’s Testimony

(cf. Act 8:1–3; 9:1–19 )
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I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:13 - even though I was previously 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 found in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:15 - It is a trustworthy statement, 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 found mercy, so that in me as the foremost sinner Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those [fn]who would believe in Him for eternal life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:17 - Now to the King [fn]eternal, 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 [fn]son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:19 - keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and 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.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or child
Lit while going to
Or occupy themselves with
I.e., prob. the plan of salvation
Lit commandment
Or fornicators
Or kidnappers
Or destined to
Lit of the ages
Lit to the ages of the ages
Or child
Or the
Lit Of

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