1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
2 Unto a, b c 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 a no b doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to a and endless genealogies, which b c, rather than godly d which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the a is b out of a c heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having a have b aside unto c;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they a.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the a is not made for a b man, but for the c and d, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For a, for b that c themselves with mankind, for d, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound e;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my a.
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath a me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 Who was before a a, and a b, and c: but I obtained d, because I did it e in unbelief.
14 And the a of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful a, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to b c; of whom I am chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained a, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all b, for a c to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the a eternal, b, 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 a which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 a faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made b:
20 Of whom is a and b; whom I have c unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.