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1 Timothy 1 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Paul, [the] apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Saviour, and of Jesus Christ our hope,

to Timothy, beloved son in the faith, grace and mercy and peace, of God the Father, and of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

As I prayed thee, that thou shouldest dwell at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou shouldest command to some men [that thou shouldest announce, or warn, to some], that they should not teach other way,

neither give attention to fables and genealogies that be uncertain [and genealogies without end], which give questions, more than edification of God, that is in the faith [that is in faith].

For the end of the commandment is charity of clean heart, and good conscience, and of faith not feigned.

From which things some men have erred, and be turned into vain speech; [From which things some erring, be turned together into vain speech;]

and will to be teachers of the law, and understand not what things they speak[a], neither of what things they affirm.

And we know that the law is good, if any man use it lawfully;

and witting this thing, that the law is not set to a just man, but to unjust men and not subject, to wicked men and to sinners, to cursed men and defouled, to slayers of father, and slayers of mother, to manslayers [witting this thing, that the law is not put to a just man, but to an unjust and not subject, to unpious men and sinners, to cursed men and defouled, to slayers of fathers, and slayers of mothers, to menslayers]

10 and lechers, to them that do lechery with men, lying-mongers and forsworn, and if any other thing is contrary to the wholesome teaching,[b]

11 that is after the gospel of the glory of blessed God, which is betaken to me.

12 I do thankings to him, that [hath] comforted me in Christ Jesus our Lord, for he guessed me faithful, and put me in ministry [putting me in ministry],

13 that first was a blasphemer [the which I first was a blasphemer], and a pursuer, and full of wrongs. But I have gotten the mercy of God, for I unknowing did in unbelief.

14 But the grace of our Lord over abounded, with faith and love that is in Christ Jesus.

15 A true word and worthy all receiving, for Christ Jesus came into this world to make sinful men safe, of which I am the first [of whom I am the first].

16 But therefore I have gotten mercy, that Christ Jesus should show in me first all patience, to the informing of them that shall believe to him into everlasting life.

17 And to the king of worlds, undeadly and invisible God alone [to God alone], be honour and glory into worlds of worlds. Amen.

18 I betake this commandment to thee, thou son Timothy, after the prophecies that have been heretofore in thee, that thou travail in them a good travail, [I commend this precept to thee, son Timothy, after prophecies before-going in thee, that thou fight in them a good knighthood,]

19 having faith and good conscience, which some men cast away, and perished about the faith [the which some casting away, perished about the faith].

20 Of which is Hymenaeus and Alexander [Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander], whom I betook to Satan, that they learn not to blaspheme.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 1:7 willing to be teachers of the law, not understanding, neither what things they speak
  2. 1 Timothy 1:10 and fornicators, to them that trespass with males against kind, sellers, or stealers, of men, to lying-mongers and to forsworn men, and if any other thing is contrary to wholesome teaching,

1 Timothy 1 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He exhorts Timothy to attend to his office; namely, to see that nothing is taught but God’s word, etc. He shows also for what the law is good, and tells this sweet and glad tidings: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our hope.

To Timothy, his true-born son in the faith.

Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

As I besought you to continue in Ephesus when I departed into Macedonia, so do, and direct certain men to teach no other way, neither to give heed to legends and genealogies, which are endless and breed doubts more than godly edifying, which is by faith. For the end of the commandment is love that comes of a pure heart and a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned – from which things some have erred, and have turned to vain prattle, because they want to be teachers of the scripture and yet do not understand what they speak, nor the things they assert.

We know that the law is good if one abides by it lawfully, understanding that the law is not given for a righteous person, but for the unrighteous and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and unclean, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for man-slayers 10 and whoremongers, for those who defile themselves with menkind, for kidnappers, for liars and perjurers, and so forth, if there be any other thing that is contrary to wholesome precept, 11 according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which gospel is committed to me.

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has made me strong. For he counted me true and put me in office, 13 when before I was a blasphemer and a persecutor, and full of violence. But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly, through unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord abounded more greatly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

15 This is a true saying, and by all means worthy to be received: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 16 But notwithstanding, mercy was given to me, so that Jesus Christ could first show on me all long patience, as an example for those who will in time to come believe on him unto eternal life. 17 So then, to God the King everlasting, immortal, invisible, and alone wise, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

18 This charge I commit to you, son Timotheus, according to the prophecies that in time past were prophesied of you, so that you in them will fight a good fight, 19 having faith and a good conscience – which some have put away from them, and as concerning faith have made shipwreck. 20 Of this number are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan so that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

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1 Timothy 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy

Setting forth a perfect pattern of a true Pastor, whose office especially consisteth in teaching, 4 he warneth him that vain questions set apart, he teach those things, 5 which further charity and faith: 12 and that his authority be not condemned, 14 he showeth what an one he is made through the grace of God.

Paul [a]an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the [b]commandment of God our Savior, and of our Lord Jesus Christ our hope,

Unto Timothy my natural son in the faith: Grace, [c]mercy, and peace from God our Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord.

[d]As I besought thee to abide still in Ephesus, when I departed into Macedonia, so do, that thou mayest warn some, that they teach none other doctrine,

[e]Neither that they give heed to fables and [f]genealogies which are endless, which breed questions rather than godly edifying which is by faith.

[g] For the end of the [h]commandment is [i]love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.

[j]From the which things some have erred, and have turned unto vain jangling.

[k]They would be doctors of the Law, and yet understand not what they speak, neither whereof they affirm.

[l]And we know, that the Law is good, if a man use it lawfully.

[m]Knowing this, that the Law is not given unto a [n]righteous man, but unto the lawless and disobedient, to the ungodly, and to [o]sinners, to the unholy, and to the profane, to murderers of fathers and mothers, to manslayers,

10 To whoremongers, to buggerers, to menstealers, to liars, to the perjured, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to wholesome doctrine,

11 [p]Which is according to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, [q]which is committed unto me.

12 [r]Therefore I thank him which hath made me [s]strong, that is, Christ Jesus our Lord: for he counted me faithful, and put me in his service:

13 When before I was a [t]blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an oppressor: but I was received to mercy: for I did it ignorantly through unbelief.

14 But the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant [u]with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

15 [v]This is a [w]true saying, and by all means worthy to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

16 Notwithstanding for this cause was I received to mercy, that Jesus Christ should first show on me all long suffering unto the ensample of them, which shall in time to come believe in him unto eternal life.

17 [x]Now unto the king everlasting, immortal, invisible, unto God [y]only wise, be honor, and glory, for ever, and ever, Amen.

18 [z]This commandment commit I unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies, which went before upon thee, that thou [aa]by them shouldest fight a good fight,

19 Having [ab]faith and a good conscience, [ac]which some have put away, and as concerning faith, have made shipwreck.

20 Of whom is Hymenaeus, and Alexander, [ad]whom I have [ae]delivered unto Satan, that they might [af]learn not to blaspheme.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 1:1 First of all, he avoucheth his own free vocation, and also Timothy’s, that the one might be confirmed by the other: and therewithal he declareth the sum of the Apostolical doctrine, to wit, the mercy of God in Christ Jesus apprehended by faith, the end whereof is yet hoped for.
  2. 1 Timothy 1:1 Or, ordinance.
  3. 1 Timothy 1:2 There is as much difference betwixt mercy and grace, as is betwixt the effect, and the cause: For grace is that free good will of God, whereby he chose us in Christ, and mercy is that free justification which followeth it.
  4. 1 Timothy 1:3 This whole Epistle consisteth in admonitions, wherein all the duties of a faithful Pastor are lively set out. And the first admonition is this, that no innovation be made either in the Apostle’s doctrine itself, or in the manner of teaching it.
  5. 1 Timothy 1:4 The doctrine is corrupted not only by false opinions, but also by vain and curious speculations: the declaration and utterance whereof can nothing help our faith.
  6. 1 Timothy 1:4 He noteth out one kind of vain question.
  7. 1 Timothy 1:5 The second admonition is, that the right use and practice of the doctrine must be joined with the doctrine. And that consisteth in pure charity, and a good conscience, and true faith.
  8. 1 Timothy 1:5 Of the Law.
  9. 1 Timothy 1:5 There is neither love without a good conscience, nor a good conscience without faith, nor faith without the word of God.
  10. 1 Timothy 1:6 That which he spake before generally of vain and curious controversies, he applieth to them, which pretending a zeal of the Law, dwelled upon outward things, and never made an end of babbling of foolish trifles.
  11. 1 Timothy 1:7 There are none more unlearned, and more impudent in usurping the name of holiness, than foolish sophistical babblers.
  12. 1 Timothy 1:8 The taking away of an objection. He condemneth not the Law, but requireth the right use and practice of it.
  13. 1 Timothy 1:9 He indeed escapeth the curse of the Law, and therefore doth not abhor it, who fleeing and eschewing those things which the Law condemneth, giveth himself with all his heart to observe it: and not he that maketh a vain babbling of outward and curious matters.
  14. 1 Timothy 1:9 And such a one is he, whom the Lord hath endued with true doctrine, and with the holy Ghost.
  15. 1 Timothy 1:9 To such as make an art as it were of sinning.
  16. 1 Timothy 1:11 He setteth against fond and vain babbling, not only the Law, but the Gospel also, which condemneth not, but greatly commendeth the wholesome doctrine contained in the commandments of God, and therefore he calleth it a glorious Gospel, and the Gospel of the blessed God, the virtue whereof these babblers knew not.
  17. 1 Timothy 1:11 A reason why neither any other Gospel is to be taught than he hath taught in the Church, neither after any other sort, because there is no other Gospel besides that which God committed to him.
  18. 1 Timothy 1:12 He maintaineth of necessity his Apostleship against some that did carp at his former life, debasing himself, even to hell, to advance Christ’s only mercy, wherewith he abolished all those his former doings.
  19. 1 Timothy 1:12 Which gave me strength, not only when I had no will to do well, but also when I was wholly given to evil.
  20. 1 Timothy 1:13 These are the preparative works which Paul braggeth of.
  21. 1 Timothy 1:14 He proveth this change by the effects, for that, that he that was a profane man, is become a believer: and he that did most outrageously persecute Christ, burneth now in love towards him.
  22. 1 Timothy 1:15 He turneth the reproach of the adversaries upon their own head, showing that this singular example of the goodness of God, redoundeth to the commodity of the whole Church.
  23. 1 Timothy 1:15 Worthy to be believed.
  24. 1 Timothy 1:17 He breaketh out into an exclamation, even for very zeal of mind, for that he cannot satisfy himself in amplifying the grace of God.
  25. 1 Timothy 1:17 See John 17:3.
  26. 1 Timothy 1:18 The conclusion of both the former fatherly admonitions, to wit, that Timothy striving manfully against all lets, being called to the ministry according to many prophecies which went before of him, should both maintain the doctrine which he had received, and keep also a good conscience.
  27. 1 Timothy 1:18 By the help of them.
  28. 1 Timothy 1:19 Wholesome and sound doctrine.
  29. 1 Timothy 1:19 Whosoever keep not a good conscience, do lose also by little and little the gift of understanding: which he proveth by two most lamentable examples.
  30. 1 Timothy 1:20 Such as fall from God, and his religion, are not to be suffered in the Church, but rather ought to be excommunicated.
  31. 1 Timothy 1:20 Cast out of the Church, and so delivered them to Satan.
  32. 1 Timothy 1:20 That by their smart they might learn what it is to blaspheme.
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1 Timothy 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

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, neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: from which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 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 Hymenæus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

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