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1 Timothy 1:1-10 (New American Standard)

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Misleadings in Doctrine and Living

1 Paul, 1an apostle of 2Christ Jesus 3according to the commandment of 4God our Savior, and of 5Christ Jesus, who is our 6hope, 2 To 7Timothy, 8my true child in the faith: 9Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and 10Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 As I urged you aupon my departure for 11Macedonia, bremain on at 12Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to 13teach strange doctrines, 4 nor to cpay attention to 14myths and endless 15genealogies, which give rise to mere 16speculation rather than 17furthering dthe administration of God which is by faith. 5 But the goal of our e18instruction is love 19from a pure heart and a 20good conscience and a sincere 21faith. 6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to 22fruitless discussion, 7 23wanting to be 24teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. 8 But we know that 25the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 realizing the fact that 26law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and 27rebellious, for the 28ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and 29profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10 fand g30immoral men hand 31homosexuals iand 32kidnappers jand 33liars kand 34perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to 35sound teaching,
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