001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
002 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
003 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,
004 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
005 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
006 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
007 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
008 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
009 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,
010 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;
011 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
012 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
013 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
014 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
015 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.
016 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
017 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
018 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;
019 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
020 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.