1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;
1:2 Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our (adopted) Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
1:3 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,
1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than Godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].
1:5 Now the end of the commandment is compassion out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:
1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of The Law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1:8 But we know that The Law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;
1:9 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,
1:10 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;
1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.
1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:15 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.
1:16 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 him to Life Everlasting.
1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1:18 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;
1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2:2 For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and honesty.
2:3 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the Knowledge of the Truth.
2:5 For [there is] ONE God, and One mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ;
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, a testimony at the due time.
2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy (spiritual) hands, without wrath and doubting.
2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided or plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
2:10 But (which becometh women professing Godliness) with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in SILENCE with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to USURP authority over the man, but TO BE IN SILENCE.
2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
3:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
3:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3:3 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the Truth.
3:4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
3:5 For it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer.
3:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
3:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto Godliness.
3:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the Life that now is, and of that which is to come.
3:9 This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
3:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the Living God, Who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
3:11 These things command and teach.
3:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in compassion, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
3:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
3:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.
3:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
3:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
4:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat [him] as a dad; [and] the younger men as brethren;
4:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
4:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
4:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
4:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
4:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
4:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
4:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own kindred, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
4:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
4:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the holy peoples' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
4:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
4:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
4:13 And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
4:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
4:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
4:16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the community be burdened; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
4:17 Let the elders that guide well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the Word and doctrine.
4:18 For the Scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward.
4:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except before two or three witnesses.
4:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
4:21 I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
4:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be a sharer of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
4:23 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some [men] they follow after.
4:24 Likewise also the good works [of some] are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
5:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and [His] doctrine be not blasphemed.
5:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, sharers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
5:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to Godliness;
5:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the Truth, supposing that gain is Godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
5:6 But Godliness with contentment is great gain.
5:7 For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.
5:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
5:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
5:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
5:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
5:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal Life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good declaration before many witnesses.
5:13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, Who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
5:14 That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Christ the Saviour:
5:15 Which in his times he shall show, [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
5:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the Light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
5:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the Living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
5:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
5:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on Eternal Life.
5:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE (knowledge) FALSELY SO CALLED:
5:21 Which some professing [to have] have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen.
<[The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.]>