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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. 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of 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. 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those who are teaching wrong 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 Don't let people waste time in endless speculation over myths and spiritual pedigrees. For these things only cause arguments; they don't help people live a life of faith in God. 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work--which is by faith.
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. 5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a 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. 6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
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. 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 know these laws are good when they are used as God intended. 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
9 But they were not made for people who do what is right. They are for people who are disobedient and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who murder their father or mother or other people. 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 These laws are for people who are sexually immoral, for homosexuals and slave traders, for liars and oath breakers, and for those who do anything else that contradicts 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 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God. 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
12 How thankful I am to Christ Jesus our Lord for considering me trustworthy and appointing me to serve him, 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
13 even though I used to scoff at the name of Christ. I hunted down his people, harming them in every way I could. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and 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 Oh, how kind and gracious the Lord was! He filled me completely with faith and the love of 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 This is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners -- and I was the worst of them all. 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 that is why God had mercy on me, so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive 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 Glory and honor to God forever and ever. He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they give you the confidence to fight well in the Lord's battles. 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 Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
20 Hymenaeus and Alexander are two examples of this. I turned them over to Satan so they would learn not to blaspheme God. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.