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A Paul an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ, by the com­mand­ment of God our saviour, and Lord Je­sus Christ, which is our hope.

Unto Ti­mothy his nat­u­ral son in the faith.

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

As I be­sought thee to abide still in Eph­e­sus when I de­parted into Mace­do­nia, even so do, that thou com­mand some that they teach no other wise: nei­ther give heed to fa­bles 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 cometh of a pure heart and of a good con­science, and of faith un­feigned: from the which things some have erred, and have turned unto vain jan­gling, be­cause they would be doc­tors of the scrip­ture, and yet un­der­stand not what they speak, nei­ther whereof they af­firm.

B + We know that the law is good, if a man use it law­fully, un­der­stand­ing this, how that the law is not given unto a righ­teous man, but unto the un­righ­teous and disobe­di­ent, to the un­godly and to sin­ners, to un­holy and un­clean, to mur­der­ers of fa­thers and mur­der­ers of moth­ers, to manslay­ers and whore­mon­gers: to them that de­file them­selves with mankind: to men­steal­ers: to liars and to per­jured, and so forth if there be any other thing that is con­trary to whole­some doc­trine, ac­cord­ing to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which gospel is com­mit­ted unto me.

C And I thank Christ Je­sus our Lord which hath made me strong: for he counted me true, and put me in of­fice, when be­fore I was a blas­phe­mer, and a per­se­cuter, and a tyrant. But I ob­tained mercy, be­cause I did it ig­no­rantly through un­be­lief. Nev­er­the­later the grace of our Lord was more abun­dant with faith and love which is in Christ Je­sus. |–

+ 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. Not­with­stand­ing for this cause was mercy given unto me that Je­sus Christ should first shew on me all long pa­tience, unto the ex­am­ple of them which shall in time to come be­lieve on him unto eter­nal life. So then unto God, king ev­er­last­ing, im­mor­tal, in­vis­i­ble, and wise only, be honour and praise for ever and ever Amen. |–

D This com­mand­ment com­mit I unto thee son Ti­mothy, ac­cord­ing to the prophe­cies which in time past were proph­e­sied of thee, that thou in them shouldest fight a good fight, hav­ing faith and good con­science which some have put away from them, and as con­cern­ing faith have made ship­wreck. Of whose num­ber is Hy­menaeus and Alexan­der which I have de­liv­ered unto Satan, that they might be taught not to blas­pheme.

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