1 Timothy 1:9; 1 Timothy 1:16; 1 Timothy 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:3; 1 Timothy 3:10; 1 Timothy 3:14; 1 Timothy 4:6; 1 Timothy 4:10-11; 1 Timothy 4:15-16; 1 Timothy 5:4; 1 Timothy 5:7; 1 Timothy 5:21; 1 Timothy 6:2; 1 Timothy 6:8; 1 Timothy 6:11
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
Prescribe and teach these things.
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach.
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these principles.
If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.