1 Timothy 1
Timothy is put in mind of the charge which was given unto him by Paul at his going to Macedonia.
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and Christ Jesus our hope; 1 Timothy 1:2 unto Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 1 Timothy 1:3 As I exhorted thee to tarry at Ephesus, when I was going into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge certain men not to teach a different doctrine, 1 Timothy 1:4 neither to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, the which minister questionings, rather than a dispensation of God which is in faith; [so do I now].
Of the right use and end of the Law.
1 Timothy 1:5 But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned: 1 Timothy 1:6 from which things some having swerved have turned aside unto vain talking; 1 Timothy 1:7 desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm. 1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully, 1 Timothy 1:9 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 1 Timothy 1:10 for fornicators, for abusers of themselves with men, for menstealers, for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine;
Of Paul's calling to be an apostle,
1 Timothy 1:11 according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 1 Timothy 1:12 I thank him that enabled me, [even] Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he counted me faithful, appointing me to [his] service; 1 Timothy 1:13 though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief; 1 Timothy 1:14 and the grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:15 Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief: 1 Timothy 1:16 howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief might Jesus Christ shew forth all his longsuffering, for an ensample of them which should hereafter believe on him unto eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that by them thou mayest war the good warfare; 1 Timothy 1:19 holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith:
and of Hymenaeus and Alexander.
1 Timothy 1:20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered unto Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.