1 Timothy 1:1-7 NIV

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God1 our Savior2 and of Christ Jesus our hope,3

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2 To Timothy4 my true son5 in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.6

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Warning Against False Teachers of the Law

3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia,7 stay there in Ephesus8 so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines9 any longer

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4 nor to devote themselves to myths10 and endless genealogies.11 These promote controversies12 rather than God's work--which is by faith.

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5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart13 and a good conscience14 and a sincere faith.15

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6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
7 They want to be teachers16 of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.17

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