I want you to stay in Ephesus, just as I urged you when I was on my way to Macedonia. Some people there are teaching false doctrines, and you must order them to stop.
Tell them to give up those legends and those long lists of ancestors, which only produce arguments; they do not serve God's plan, which is known by faith.
The purpose of this order is to arouse the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a genuine faith.
Some people have turned away from these and have lost their way in foolish discussions.
They want to be teachers of God's law, but they do not understand their own words or the matters about which they speak with so much confidence.