I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight,
having faith and a good conscience. By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith;
among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have turned over to Satan, so that they may learn not to blaspheme.
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