1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,
2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 As I urged you [a]upon my departure for Macedonia, [b]remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,4 nor to [c]pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering[d]the administration of God which is by faith.5 But the goal of our [e]instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
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