1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ aby the commandment cof God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, bwhich is our hope;
2 Unto dTimothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, ewhen I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some fthat they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.5 Now hthe end of the commandment is charity gout of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that ithe law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9jKnowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for kthe lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 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 sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, lfor that he counted me faithful, mputting me into the ministry;
13oWho was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because nI did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith pand love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that qChrist Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17Now unto sthe King eternal, immortal, rinvisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, taccording to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is uHymenaeus and vAlexander; whom I have wdelivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.