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