Thematic Bible

1 Timothy 1:1 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:2 (show verse)

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!

1 Timothy 1:3 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:4 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:5 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:6 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:7 (show verse)

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.

1 Timothy 1:8 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:9 (show verse)

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,

1 Timothy 1:10 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:11 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:12 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:13 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:14 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:15 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:16 (show verse)

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.

1 Timothy 1:17 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:18 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:19 (show verse)

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

1 Timothy 1:20 (show verse)

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