Greeting

1 Paul, and apostle of Jesus Christ by command of God our Saviour and Jesus Christ our Hope,

1 Paul, (A)an apostle of (B)Christ Jesus (C)according to the commandment of (D)God our Savior, and of (E)Christ Jesus, who is our (F)hope,

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Paul,(A) an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command(B) of God our Savior(C) and of Christ Jesus our hope:(D)

1 From: Paul, an apostle of the Messiah Jesus, by the command of God our Savior and the Messiah Jesus, our hope.

2 to Timothy, my true son in the faith; Grace, mercy and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 To (G)Timothy, (H)my true child in the faith: (I)Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and (J)Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 To Timothy,(E) my true son in the faith.Grace, mercy, and peace from God the(a) Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 To: Timothy, my genuine child in the faith. May grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Messiah Jesus, our Lord, be yours!

Instructions For Timothy In Ephesus

3 As I begged you when I was setting out for Macedonia, stay where you are at Ephesus, and instruct certain individuals there not to be teaching heterodoxy,

3 As I urged you (a)upon my departure for (K)Macedonia, (b)remain on at (L)Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to (M)teach strange doctrines,

3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

3 As I urged you when I went to Macedonia,(F) remain in Ephesus(G) so that you may instruct certain people(H) not to teach different doctrine

3 When I was on my way to Macedonia, I urged you to stay in Ephesus so that you could instruct certain people to stop teaching false doctrine

4 nor to be paying attention to myths and interminable genealogies, which tend to promote discussions rather than a stewardship entrusted by God, a stewardship which is in faith.

4 nor to (c)pay attention to (N)myths and endless (O)genealogies, which give rise to mere (P)speculation rather than (Q)furthering (d)the administration of God which is by faith.

4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

4 or to pay attention to myths(I) and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan,(J) which operates by faith.

4 and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith.

5 Now the end of the exhortation is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and an undissembled faith.

5 But the goal of our (e)(R)instruction is love (S)from a pure heart and a (T)good conscience and a sincere (U)faith.

5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

5 Now the goal of our instruction is love(K) that comes from a pure heart,(L) a good conscience,(M) and a sincere faith.(N)

5 The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.

6 Some have failed here, and have turned aside to empty argument.

6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to (V)fruitless discussion,

6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

6 Some have deviated from these and turned aside to fruitless discussion.

6 Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to fruitless discussion.

7 Although they desire to be teachers of the law, they understand neither the words they use nor the subjects they talk about.

7 (W)wanting to be (X)teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

7 They want to be teachers of the law, although they don’t understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on.

7 They want to be teachers of the Law, yet they do not understand either what they are talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently.

8 I know well that "the Law is good" if a man use it lawfully;

8 But we know that (Y)the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

8 But we know that the law is good,(O) provided one uses it legitimately.

8 Of course, we know that the Law is good if a person uses it legitimately,

9 but he must remember that the Law is not enacted for a good man, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the irreligious and sinful, for the godless and profane, for parricides and murderers,

9 realizing the fact that (Z)law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and (AA)rebellious, for the (AB)ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and (AC)profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers

9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

9 We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious,(P) for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

9 that is, if he understands that the Law is not intended for righteous people but for lawbreakers and rebels, for ungodly people and sinners, for those who are unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers, their mothers, or other people,

10 for the immoral, for sexual perverts, for slave dealers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,

10 (f)and (g)(AD)immoral men (h)and (AE)homosexuals (i)and (AF)kidnappers (j)and (AG)liars (k)and (AH)perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to (AI)sound teaching,

10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

10 for the sexually immoral(Q) and homosexuals,(R) for kidnappers,(b) liars,(S) perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching(T)

10 for those involved in sexual immorality, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for false witnesses, and for whatever else goes against the healthy teaching

11 as laid down in the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which has been entrusted to me.

11 according to (AJ)the glorious gospel of (AK)the blessed God, with which I have been (AL)entrusted.

11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

11 based on the glorious gospel(U) of the blessed God,(V) which was entrusted to me.(W)

11 that agrees with the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

Paul's Thankfulness For The Mercy Shown To Him

12 And I am thankful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has thus enabled me, that he accounted me faithful, and appointed me to his service,

12 I thank (AM)Christ Jesus our Lord, who has (AN)strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, (AO)putting me into service,

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

12 I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened(X) me, because He considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry—

12 I thank the Messiah Jesus, our Lord, who gives me strength, that he has considered me faithful and has appointed me to his service.

13 although I had formerly been a blasphemer and a persecutor and a doer of outrage. But I obtained mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief.

13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a (AP)persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was (AQ)shown mercy because (AR)I acted ignorantly in unbelief;

13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

13 one who was formerly a blasphemer,(Y) a persecutor,(Z) and an arrogant man.(AA) But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

13 In the past I was a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man. But I received mercy because I acted ignorantly in my unbelief,

14 And the grace of our Lord overflowed with faith and love that is in Christ Jesus.

14 and the (AS)grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the (AT)faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.

14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

14 And the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed toward me, along with the faith and love that are in the Messiah Jesus.

15 Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners"! And there is no greater sinner than I!

15 (AU)It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that (AV)Christ Jesus came into the world to (AW)save sinners, among whom (AX)I am foremost of all.

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

15 This saying is trustworthy(AB) and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world(AC) to save sinners”(AD)—and I am the worst of them.(AE)

15 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves complete acceptance: To this world Messiah came, sinful people to reclaim.

16 Yet for this very cause I obtained mercy, so that in me, the chief of sinners, Jesus Christ might display all his boundless patience as an illustration for those who should later believe in him, and so gain life eternal.

16 Yet for this reason I (AY)found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might (AZ)demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those (l)who would believe in Him for eternal life.

16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

16 But I received mercy(AF) for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience(AG) as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.(AH)

16 I am the worst of them. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the worst sinner, the Messiah Jesus might demonstrate all of his patience as an example for those who would believe in him for eternal life.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be glory and honor forever and ever. Amen!

17 Now to the (BA)King (m)eternal, (BB)immortal, (BC)invisible, the (BD)only God, (BE)be honor and glory (n)forever and ever. Amen.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

17 Now to the King(AI) eternal,(AJ) immortal,(AK) invisible, the only(c) God,(AL) be honor(AM) and glory(AN) forever and ever. Amen.(AO)

17 Now to the King Eternal the immortal, invisible, and only God be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.

Paul's Charge To Timothy

18 This charge then, I am laying upon you, Timothy, my son, according to the predictions formerly made concerning you. Fight the good fight in the spirit of these predictions,

18 This (BF)command I entrust to you, Timothy, (BG)my (o)son, in accordance with the (BH)prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you (BI)fight the good fight,

18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies(AP) previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle,

18 Timothy, my child, I am instructing you in keeping with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may continue to fight the good fight

19 keeping fast hold of faith and a good conscience; which certain individuals have cast aside, and so made shipwreck of their faith.

19 keeping (BJ)faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to (p)(BK)their faith.

19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

19 having faith(AQ) and a good conscience.(AR) Some(AS) have rejected these and have suffered the shipwreck of their faith.

19 with faith and a good conscience. By ignoring their consciences, some people have destroyed their faith like a wrecked ship.

20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have given over to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

20 (q)Among these are (BL)Hymenaeus and (BM)Alexander, whom I have (BN)handed over to Satan, so that they will be (BO)taught not to blaspheme.

20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

20 Hymenaeus(AT) and Alexander(AU) are among them, and I have delivered them to Satan,(AV) so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

20 These include Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over to Satan so that they may learn not to blaspheme.

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