1Paul, an apostle of JesusChristby the commandment of GodourSaviour,andLordJesusChrist,which is ourhope;2
Unto Timothy, my ownsonin the faith:Grace,mercy, and peace,fromGodourFatherandJesusChristourLord.3As I besoughtthee to abide stillatEphesus, when I wentintoMacedonia,that thou mightest chargesome that they teachno other doctrine ,
4Neither give heed to fablesandendlessgenealogies,whichministerquestions,ratherthangodlyedifyingwhich is infaith: so do.
5Now the end of the commandmentischarity out of a pureheart,and of a goodconscience,and of faithunfeigned:6
From whichsome having swerved have turned asideunto vain jangling;7Desiring to be teachers of the law ; understandingneitherwhat they say , norwhereoftheyaffirm .
8But we knowthat the law is good,if a manuseitlawfully;9Knowingthis,that the lawisnotmade for a righteous man,but for the lawlessanddisobedient, for the ungodlyand for sinners, for unholyandprofane, for murderers of fathersand murderers of mothers, for manslayers,10
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons,and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sounddoctrine;11According to the gloriousgospel of the blessedGod,which was committed tomytrust .
12And I thankChristJesusourLord,who hath enabledme,for that he countedmefaithful, putting meinto the ministry;13Whowasbefore a blasphemer,and a persecutor,andinjurious:but I obtained mercy , because I did it ignorantlyinunbelief.14And the grace of ourLord was exceeding abundantwithfaithandlovewhich is inChristJesus.15
This is a faithfulsaying,andworthy of allacceptation,thatChristJesuscameinto the world to savesinners; of whomIamchief.16Howbeit for thiscause I obtained mercy , thatinmefirstJesusChrist might shew forthalllongsuffering,for a pattern to them which should hereafterbelieveonhimtolifeeverlasting.17Now unto the Kingeternal,immortal,invisible, the onlywiseGod, be honourandgloryforever and ever.Amen.18Thischarge I commit unto thee,sonTimothy, according to the prophecies which went beforeonthee,thatthoubythem mightest war a goodwarfare;19Holdingfaith,and a goodconscience;whichsome having put awayconcerningfaith have made shipwreck :
Of whomisHymenaeusandAlexander;whom I have delivered unto Satan,that they may learnnot to blaspheme .