1 Timothy 1:1-6 RSV

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by 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.
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,
4 nor to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies which promote speculations rather than the divine training that is in faith;
5 whereas the aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.
6 Certain persons by swerving from these have wandered away into vain discussion,