Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus, our hope:
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To Timothy, my true child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
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As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach other doctrine
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or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God's plan, which operates by faith.
Now the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.
Some have deviated from these and turned aside to fruitless discussion.
They want to be teachers of the law, although they don't understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on.
Now we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately.