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1 Timothy 1:3-11 (Lexham English Bible)

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Instructions for Timothy in Ephesus

3 Just as I urged you [when I]a traveled to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus, so that you may instruct certain people not to teach other doctrine, 4 and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause useless speculations rather than God's plan [that is] by faith. 5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a faith without hypocrisy, 6 from which some have deviated, [and] have turned away into fruitless discussion, 7 wanting to be teachers of the law, [although they]b do not understand either [the things] which they are saying or [the things] concerning which they are speaking confidently. 8 But we know that the law [is] good, if anyone makes use of it lawfully, 9 knowing this, that the law [is] not given for a righteous [person] but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and totally worldly, for the one who kills his father and the one who kills his mother, for murderers, 10 sexually immoral people, homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and {whatever}c else is opposed to sound teaching, 11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God that I was entrusted with.
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