King James Version1 Timothy1

1 Timothy

1 Paul, an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ by the com­mand­ment of God our Saviour, and Lord Je­sus Christ, which is our hope; 2 Unto Tim­o­thy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mer­cy, and peace, from God our Fa­ther and Je­sus Christ our Lord. 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, 4 Nei­ther give heed to fa­bles and end­less ge­nealo­gies, which min­is­ter ques­tions, rather than god­ly ed­i­fy­ing which is in faith: ­so do. 5 Now the end of the com­mand­ment is char­i­ty out of a pure heart, and of a good con­science, and of faith un­feigned: 6 From which some hav­ing swerved have turned aside unto vain jan­gling; 7 De­sir­ing to be teach­ers of the law; un­der­stand­ing nei­ther what they say, nor where­of they af­firm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it law­ful­ly; 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, 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; 11 Ac­cord­ing to the glo­ri­ous gospel of the blessed God, which was com­mit­ted to my trust. 12 And I thank Christ Je­sus our Lord, who hath en­abled me, for that he count­ed me faith­ful, putting me into the min­istry; 13 Who was be­fore a blas­phe­mer, and a per­se­cu­tor, and in­ju­ri­ous: but I ob­tained mer­cy, be­cause I did it ig­no­rant­ly in un­be­lief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was ex­ceed­ing abun­dant with faith and love which is in Christ Je­sus. 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. 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. 17 Now unto the King eter­nal, im­mor­tal, in­vis­i­ble, the only wise God, be hon­our and glo­ry for ever and ev­er. Amen. 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; 19 Hold­ing faith, and a good con­science; which some hav­ing put away con­cern­ing faith have made ship­wreck: 20 Of whom is Hy­menaeus and Alexan­der; whom I have de­liv­ered unto Sa­tan, that they may learn not to blas­pheme.