1 Timothy 1-2
|1 Timothy 1 (NKJV™)
|Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,
|To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
|As I urged you when I went into Macedonia--remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
|nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
|Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,
|from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,
|desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
|But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully,
|knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
|for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
|according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.
|And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,
|although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
|And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
|This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
|However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
|Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
|This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
|having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,
|of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
|1 Timothy 2 (NKJV™)
|Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
|for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
|For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
|who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
|For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
|who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,
|for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
|I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
|in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,
|but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
|Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
|And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
|For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
|And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
|Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
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