1 Timothy

1 Timothy 1 ©

1The salutation. 3Timothy is put in mind of the charge before given him by Paul. 5The end of the commandment is charity, from which some had turned aside to teach the law which they understood not. 8The scope of the law was to condemn wickedness, which is the design of the gospel also. 12Paul blesseth God for calling him to the ministry notwithstanding his great demerit, whereby all penitent sinners that believe are assured of mercy through Christ. 18He urgeth Timothy to a due discharge of his trust, warning him of some who had deserted the truth, of whom Hymenaeus and Alexander had been delivered by him unto Satan.

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aPAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God bour Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, cwhich is our hope;

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Unto dTimothy, my own son in the faith: eGrace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

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As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, fwhen I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

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

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hNow the end of the commandment is *charity out of a pure heart, and of ia good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

i v.19.
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From jwhich some khaving swerved have turned aside unto vain *jangling;

k Or, not aiming at.
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lDesiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

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But we know that mthe law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

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Knowing this, that nthe law is not made for a righteous man, but for the olawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and pprofane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

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qFor whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for rperjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is scontrary to sound doctrine;

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According to the tglorious gospel of the ublessed God, vwhich was committed to my trust.

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

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Who xwas before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but yI obtained mercy, because zI did it ignorantly in unbelief.

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And the grace of our Lord was aexceeding abundant with bfaith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

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This is a cfaithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that dChrist Jesus came into the world to save sinners; eof whom I am chief.

d Mat. 9.13; 18.11. Lu. 19.10. Ro. 3.24-26; 5.6-10. 1Jn. 3.5,8. Jn. 1.29,36. Mat. 1.21; 20.28.
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Howbeit for this cause fI obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, gfor a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

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hNow unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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iThis charge I commit unto thee, json Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

j v.2.
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kHolding faith, and la good conscience; mwhich some having put away concerning faith nhave made shipwreck;

l v.5.
n ch. 6.9.
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oOf whom is Hymenand Alexander; whom I have pdelivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.