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1 Timothy 1:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by 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 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different 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 nor to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies which promote speculations rather than the divine training that 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 whereas the aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good 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 Certain persons by swerving from these have wandered away into vain discussion, 6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.