1 Timothy 1 ©
The salutation. Timothy is put in mind of the charge before given him by Paul. The end of the commandment is charity, from which some had turned aside to teach the law which they understood not. The scope of the law was to condemn wickedness, which is the design of the gospel also. Paul blesseth God for calling him to the ministry notwithstanding his great demerit, whereby all penitent sinners that believe are assured of mercy through Christ. He 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.
aPAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God bour Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, cwhich is our hope;
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,
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;