1 Timothy 1:1-7 NLT

1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and by Christ Jesus our hope.
2 It is written to Timothy, my true child in the faith.May God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.
3 When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those who are teaching wrong doctrine.
4 Don't let people waste time in endless speculation over myths and spiritual pedigrees. a For these things only cause arguments; they don't help people live a life of faith in God. b

References for 1 Timothy 1:4

    • a 1:4 - Greek <I>in myths and endless genealogies, which cause speculation.</I>
    • b 1:4 - Greek <I>a stewardship of God in faith.</I>
      5 The purpose of my instruction is that all the Christians there would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.
      6 But some teachers have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time arguing and talking foolishness.
      7 They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don't know what they are talking about, even though they seem so confident.