1 Timothy 1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the
God our Savior and of
Christ Jesus our hope,
my true son in the faith:
Grace, mercy and peace from
God the Father
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers
As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus
so that you may command certain people
not to teach false doctrines any longer or to devote themselves
to myths and endless genealogies.
Such things promote controversial speculations rather than
advancing God’s work—which is
The goal of this command is love,
which comes from a pure heart
and a good conscience and a
Some have departed from these
and have turned to meaningless talk.
They want to be teachers of the law, but
they do not know what they are talking about or
what they so confidently affirm. contrary to the
sound doctrine that
conforms to the gospel
the glory of the blessed God,
entrusted to me.
The Lord’s Grace to Paul
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has
given me strength,
that he considered me trustworthy,
appointing me to his service.
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.
The grace of our Lord was
poured out on me abundantly,
along with the faith and love that are in
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
But for that very reason
I was shown mercy so that
the worst of sinners,
Christ Jesus might display
as an example for those who would believe in him and
receive eternal life.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the
be honor and glory for ever and ever.
The Charge to Timothy Renewed
Timothy, my son, I am giving you
this command in
keeping with the prophecies once made about you,
so that by
recalling them you may fight the battle well,
holding on to faith
which some have rejected and so have
suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.