Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus
By the Command of God our Savior
And of Christ Jesus our Hope.
2 To Timothy my true son in the Faith:
Grace , Mercy and Peace from God the Father
And Christ Jesus our Lord.
Warning Against False Teachers Of The Law
3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia,
Stay there in Ephesus
So that you may Command certain men
Not to Teach False Doctrines any longer
4 Nor to devote themselves to Myths
And endless genealogies.
These promote Controversies rather than God's Work--
WHICH IS BY FAITH.
5 The Goal of this Command is Love,
Which comes from a Pure Heart and Good Conscience
And a Sincere Faith.
6 Some have Wandered Away from these
And turned to meaningless talk.
They want to be Teachers of the Law,
But they do not know what they are talking about
Or what they so confidently affirm.
8 We know that the Law is good if a man uses it properly.
9 We also know that the Law is made
Not for good men but for Lawbreakers and Rebels,
The Ungodly and Irreligious;
For those who Kill their fathers or mothers, for Murderers,
10 For Adulterers and Perverts,
For Slave Traders and Liars and Perjurers--
And whatever else is Contrary to the Sound Doctrine
11 That Conforms to the Glorious Gospel of the Blessed God,
Which He entrusted to me.
The Lord's Grace To Paul
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord,
Who has given me strength,
That He considered me Faithful,
Appointing me to His Service.
13 Even though I was once a Blasphemer
And a Persecutor and a Violent man,
I was shown Mercy
Because I acted in Ignorance and Unbelief.
14 The Grace of our Lord was poured out on e abundantly,
Along with the Faith and Love that are In Christ Jesus.
15 Here is a Trustworthy Saying
That deserves Full Acceptance:
CHRIST CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE SINNERS--
Of whom I am the Worst.
16 But for that very reason I was shown Mercy
So that in me, the Worst of Sinners,
CHRIST JESUS MIGHT DISPLAY HIS UNLIMITED PATIENCE
As an Example for those who would believe on Him
AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE.
17 NOW TO THE KING ETERNAL, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE,
THE ONLY GOD,
BE HONOR AND GLORY FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN
18 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction
In keeping with the Prophecies once made about you,
So that by following them
YOU MAY FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,
HOLDING ON TO FAITH AND GOOD CONSCIENCE.
SOME HAVE REJECTED THESE
AND SO SHIPWRECKED THEIR FAITH.
20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander,
WHOM I HAVE TURNED OVER TO SATAN
TO BE TAUGHT NOT TO BLASPHEME.
(1 Timothy 1)