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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the command of God our Savior and of 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, [and] 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 Just as I urged you [when I] traveled to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus, so that you may instruct certain people not to teach other doctrine, 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 and not to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause useless speculations rather than God's plan [that is] by 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 goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a faith without hypocrisy, 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 deviated, [and] have turned away into fruitless discussion, 6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
7 wanting to be teachers of the law, [although they] do not understand either [the things] which they are saying or [the things] concerning which they are speaking confidently. 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 But we know that the law [is] good, if anyone makes use of it lawfully, 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
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, 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 sexually immoral people, homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and {whatever} else is opposed to sound teaching, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers--and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God that I was entrusted with. 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
12 {I give thanks} to the one who strengthens me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful, placing [me] into ministry, 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
13 [although I] was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, but I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief, 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 abounded with the faith and love [that are] 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 The saying [is] trustworthy and worthy of all acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 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 because of this I was shown mercy, in order that in me foremost, Christ Jesus might demonstrate his total patience, for an example for those who are going to believe in him for 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 of the ages, immortal, invisible, to the only God, [be] honor and glory {forever and ever}. Amen. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 I am setting before you this instruction, Timothy [my] child, in accordance with the prophecies spoken long ago about you, in order that by them you may fight 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 having faith and a good conscience, which some, [because they] have rejected [these], have suffered shipwreck concerning their faith, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
20 among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, in order that they may be taught not to blaspheme. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.