THE FIRST EPISTLE
OF
PAUL THE APOSTLE
TO
TIMOTHY

1 Timothy 1 ©

1 After the usual inscription of the epistle. 3 The apostle declares that he had left Timothy at Ephesus, to take care that no strange or vain doctrines should be brought forth in the congregation. 5 Shows also what is the right end of the law. 8 Which is appointed not for the righteous, but for the unrighteous. 11 But that the Gospel of God was committed in trust unto him. 13 Whereof he propounds the brief contents, with an account of the abundant grace which was showed him in Christ. 17 For which he thanks God. 18 And commands Timothy to adhere thereunto. 20 Testifies that Hymenæus and Alexander had made shipwreck of the faith, whom he had therefore given up to Satan.

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PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ bya the commandment of God 1our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, whichb is 2our hope;

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Untoc Timothy, 3my own sond4in the faith: 5Grace,e6mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

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As I 7besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, 8when I went intof Macedonia, 9that thou mightest charge some that they teach 10no other doctrine,

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Neitherg11give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions,h rather than 12godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

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Nowi the end 13of the commandment is 14charity out of a pure 15heart, and of a 16good conscience, and of 17faith unfeigned:

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18From which some 19having swerved have turned aside unto 20vain jangling;j

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Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding 21neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

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But we know thatk the law is 22good, if a man use it 23lawfully;

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Knowing this, thatl the 24law is not made for a 25righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and 26for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

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For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to 27sound doctrine;

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28According to the glorious gospel ofm the blessed God, whichn was 29committed to my trust.

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And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath 30enabled me, for that he counted me 31faithful, putting me 32into the ministry;

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Whoo was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and 33injurious: but I obtained mercy, becausep I did it 34ignorantly in unbelief.

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And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant 35with faith and love which is 36in Christ Jesus.

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This is a 37faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, thatq Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am 38chief.

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Howbeit for this cause I obtained 39mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth 40all longsuffering, 41for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

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Now unto 42the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the 43only wise God, be honour and glory 44for ever and ever. Amen.

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This charge I 45commit unto thee, son Timothy, 46according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou byr47them mightest war a good 48warfare;

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49Holdings50faith, and a good 51conscience; 52which some having 53put away concerning 54faith have made 55shipwreck;

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Of whom is Hymenandt 56Alexander;u whomv I have 57delivered unto Satan, that they may 58learn not to 59blaspheme.