1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus - by injunction of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope, -
2 unto Timothy, my true child in faith: favour, mercy, peace, from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 Even as I exhorted thee to remain in Ephesus, when I was journeying into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some - 4 Not to be teaching otherwise, nor yet to be giving heed to stories and endless genealogies, - the which, bring, arguings, rather than that stewardship of God which is with faith; - 5 Now, the end of the charge, is love - out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned, - 6 Which some, missing, have turned them aside unto idle talk, 7 Desiring to be law-teachers, - not understanding, either what they say or whereof they confidently affirm. 8 Now we know that, excellent, is the law, if one put it to a lawful use: - 9 Knowing this - that, to a righteous man, law, doth not apply, but to the lawless and insubordinate, ungodly and sinful, irreligious and profane, smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers, murderers, 10 fornicators, sodomites, man-stealers, liars, false- swearers, - and, if anything else, unto the healthful teaching, is opposed; - 11 According to the glad-message of the glory of the happy God, with which entrusted am, I.
12 Grateful, am I unto him that empowered me, Christ Jesus our Lord, in that, faithful, he accounted me, putting me into ministry, - 13 Though, formerly, a defamer, and persecutor, and insulter; nevertheless mercy was shown me, because, without knowledge, I acted, in unbelief: 14 Yet exceeding abundant was the favour of our Lord, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 15 Faithful, the saying! and, of all acceptance, worthy, - that, Christ Jesus, came into the world, sinners, to save: of whom, the chief, am, I; - 16 Nevertheless, on this account, was mercy shewn me, - that, in me, the chief, Christ Jesus might shew forth his entire longsuffering, for an ensample of them about to believe on him unto life age-abiding. 17 Now, unto the King of the ages, - incorruptible, invisible, alone God, be honour and glory, unto the ages of ages, Amen!
18 This charge, I commit unto thee, child Timothy, According to the prophecies, running before on thee, in order that thou mightest war, with them, the noble warfare. 19 Holding faith and a good conscience, - which some, thrusting from them, concerning their faith, have made shipwreck: - 20 Of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to be defaming.