1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;
2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer
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,
4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than Gods work--which is by faith.
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].
5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:
6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
8 But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
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,
10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers--and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
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;
11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.
14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.
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.
16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight,
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;
19 holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.