1As 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 stewardship 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.