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1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the order of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope; 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 It was my desire, when I went on into Macedonia, that you might make a stop at Ephesus, to give orders to certain men not to put forward a different teaching, 3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer
4 Or to give attention to stories and long lists of generations, from which come questionings and doubts, in place of God's ordered way of life which is in faith; 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work--which is by faith.
5 But the effect of the order is love coming from a clean heart, and a knowledge of what is right, and true faith: 5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
6 From which some have been turned away, giving themselves to foolish talking; 6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law, though they have no knowledge of what they say or of the statements which they make so certainly. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
8 We are conscious that the law is good, if a man makes a right use of it, 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
9 With the knowledge that the law is made, not for the upright man, but for those who have no respect for law and order, for evil men and sinners, for the unholy and those who have no religion, for those who put their fathers or mothers to death, for takers of life, 9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
10 For those who go after loose women, for those with unnatural desires, for those who take men prisoners, who make false statements and false oaths, and those who do any other things against the right teaching, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers--and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
11 Which may be seen in the good news of the glory of the great God, which was given into my care. 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
12 I give praise to him who gave me power, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he took me to be true, making me his servant, 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
13 Though I had said violent words against God, and done cruel acts, causing great trouble: but I was given mercy, because I did it without knowledge, not having faith; 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord was very great, with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
15 It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief: 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.
16 But for this reason I was given mercy, so that in me, the chief of sinners, Jesus Christ might make clear all his mercy, as an example to those who in the future would have faith in him to eternal life. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
17 Now to the King eternal, ever-living, unseen, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. So be it. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This order I give to you, Timothy my son, in harmony with the words of the prophets about you, so that by them you may be strong, fighting the good fight, 18 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight,
19 Keeping faith, and being conscious of well-doing; for some, by not doing these things, have gone wrong in relation to the faith: 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
20 Such are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have given up to Satan, so that they may say no more evil words against God. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.