1 *Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ aby the commandment of bGod our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, cwhich is our hope; 2 Unto dTimothy, emy fown son in the faith: gGrace, hmercy, and hpeace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3 iAs I besought thee to abide still at jEphesus, kwhen I went into lMacedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they mteach no other doctrine, 4 Neither give heed to nfables and endless ogenealogies, which minister opquestions, rather than godly qedifying which is in faith: so do. 5 Now rthe end of the commandment is charity sout of a pure heart, and of ta good conscience, and of ufaith vunfeigned: 6 From which some ||having swerved whave turned aside unto xvain jangling; 7 xxDesiring to be yteachers of the law; zunderstanding neither what they say, nor whereof they aaffirm. 8 But we know that bthe law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that cthe law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and ddisobedient, for ethe ungodly and for esinners, for funholy and gprofane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For hwhoremongers, for hithem that defile themselves with mankind, for kmenstealers, for lliars, for mperjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to nsound doctrine; 11 According to othe glorious gospel of pthe blessed God, qwhich was committed to my trust. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, rwho hath enabled me, for that he counted me sfaithful, tputting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before ua blasphemer, and wa persecutor, and xinjurious: but yI obtained mercy, because zI did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 aAnd the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant bwith faith and blove which is in Christ Jesus. 15 cThis is a faithful saying, and dworthy of all acceptation, that eChrist Jesus came into the world to save sinners; fof whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit for this cause gI obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for ha pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17 Now unto ithe King eternal, klimmortal, kminvisible, nthe only wise God, be kohonour and pglory for ever and ever. Amen. 18 This charge qI commit unto thee, rson Timothy, according to the sprophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest twar a good warfare; 19 uHolding faith, and va good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith whave made shipwreck: 20 Of whom is xHymenaeus and yAlexander; whom I have zdelivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to ablaspheme.
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