Greeting

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

To Timothy, (E)my true child in the faith:

(F)Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Warning Against False Teachers

(G)As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not (H)to teach any different doctrine, nor (I)to devote themselves to myths and endless (J)genealogies, which promote (K)speculations rather than the stewardship[a] from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love (L)that issues from a pure heart and (M)a good conscience and (N)a sincere faith. Certain persons, by (O)swerving from these, have wandered away into (P)vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, (Q)without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 1:4 Or good order

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