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1st. Timothy 1
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior and Lord Jesus
Christ, who is our hope; 2To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy,
and peace, from
God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3When I went into Macedonia I asked you to still abide
at Ephesus, so that you might charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4Neither
give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying
which is in faith.
5Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart and of a good conscience
of unfeigned faith: 6From which some having swerved have turned aside to vain jangling;
7Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor what they
affirm. 8But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully;
9Knowing 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 man
killers, 10For whoremongers, for those who defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for
liars, for perjured persons and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who because he counted me faithful has enabled me,
putting me into the ministry; 13Who was a blasphemer before and a persecutor and injurious:
but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14And the grace of our
exceedingly abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15This is a faithful
worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am
chief. 16But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all
longsuffering, for a pattern to those who afterward should believe in him to life everlasting.
17Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
18This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before
about you, that you by them might war a good warfare; 19Holding faith and a good conscience;
which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20Of whom is Hymenaeus
and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
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1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings and for all who are in authority; that we
may lead a
quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the
sight of God our Savior; 4Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of
the truth. 5For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ
6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7To which I am
preacher and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and do not lie;) a teacher of the Gentiles in
faith and truth. 8Therefore I will that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath
9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness
and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10But with good works
women professing godliness). 11Let the woman learn in silence with all
subjection. 12But I do not allow a woman to teach the man, nor to usurp authority over him,
but to be in quietness. 13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14And Adam was not deceived, but the
woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15But she shall be saved in
childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sobriety.
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1This is a true saying, If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2A
bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given
to hospitality, apt to teach; 3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but
not a brawler, nor covetous; 4One who rules his own house well, having his children in
subjection with all gravity; 5(For if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall
he take care of the church of God?) 6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he may fall into
the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover he must have a good report of those who are without;
lest he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8Likewise the deacons are to be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not
greedy of filthy lucre; 9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10And let these also
first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11Even so their wives are to be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12Let the deacons be the
husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13For those who have used
the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree and great boldness in the faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
14These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly: 15But if I stay long,
I write to you so that you
may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the
living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16And without controversy great is the mystery
godhood: He was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the
Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
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1Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their
conscience seared with a hot iron; 3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the
truth. 4For every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused, if it is received with
thanksgiving: 5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus
Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which you have attained. 7But
refuse profane and old wives' fables and exercise yourself to godliness. 8For bodily
exercise profits a little: but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that
now is and of that which is to come. 9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all
10For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the
Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11These things command and teach.
man despise your youth; but be an example for the believers, in word, in conversation, in love, in
spirit, in faith, in purity. 13Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the
hands of the presbytery. 15Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your
profiting may appear to all. 16Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in
doing this you shall both save yourself and those who hear you.
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1Do not rebuke an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as
brothers; 2The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
3Honor widows that are widows indeed. 4But if any widow has children or nephews,
learn first to show piety at home and to recompense their parents: for that is good and acceptable
before God. 5Now she who is a widow indeed and desolate, trusts in God and continues in
supplications and prayers night and day. 6But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
7And give a charge in these things, that they may be blameless. 8But if anyone does not
his own and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith and is worse than an
infidel. 9Let not a widow be taken into the number under sixty years old, having been the wife of
one man, 10Well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged
strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently
followed every good work. 11But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to grow
wanton against Christ, they will marry; 12Having damnation, because they have cast off their first
faith. 13And they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but
tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they should not. 14I will therefore that the
younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give no occasion to the adversary to
speak reproachfully. 15For some are already turned aside after Satan. 16If any man or woman
who believes has widows, let them relieve them and let the church not be charged; that it may
relieve those who are widows indeed.
17Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in
the word and doctrine. 18For the scripture says, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads out the
grain. And, The laborer is worthy of his reward. 19 Do not receive an accusation against
except before two or three witnesses. 20Those who sin rebuke before all, so that others also may
fear. 21I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that
these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. 22Lay hands
suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure. 23Drink no
longer water only, but use it with a little wine for your stomach's sake and your often
24Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and they follow some men
after. 25Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and those who are
otherwise cannot be hid.
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1Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that
the name of God and his doctrine is not blasphemed. 2And those who have believing
them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service, because
faithful and beloved partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3If any man teaches
otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to
the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about
questions and strifes of words, from which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is
godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into
this world, and it
is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And let us be content with having food and clothing.
those who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts,
which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is a root of all evil:
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through
with many sorrows. 11But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal
life, to which you are also called and have confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
13I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things and before Christ
before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession; 14That you keep this commandment
without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Who in his times shall
show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords;
has immortality dwelling in the light to which no man can approach; whom no man has seen,
nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen. 17Charge those who are rich
world, that they do not be high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who
gives us richly all things to enjoy; 18That they may do good, that they may be rich in good
works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19Laying up in store for themselves a good
foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 20O Timothy, keep
that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings and oppositions of
science: 21Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be
with you. Amen.
[KJV note: The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chief city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
(This is doubtful FPM)]
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