31As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not 2to teach any different doctrine,
nor 3to devote themselves to myths and endless 4genealogies, which promote 5speculations rather than the stewardshipa from God that is by faith.
The aim of our charge is love 6that issues from a pure heart and 7a good conscience and 8a sincere faith.
Certain persons, by 9swerving from these, have wandered away into 10vain discussion,
desiring to be teachers of the law, 11without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
Now we know that 12the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
understanding this, that the 13law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,b liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to 14soundc doctrine,
in accordance with 15the gospel of the glory of 16the blessed God 17with which I have been entrusted.