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          DASV: 1 Timothy 1    

1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment
of God, our Savior, and Christ Jesus, our hope.
2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 As I urged you when I left for Macedonia, stay at Ephesus,
that you may instruct certain people there not to teach false
doctrine,
4 or to waste time on myths and endless genealogies, which
promote speculation, rather than God’s redemptive plan which
is by faith.
5 But the goal of my instruction is love that comes from a pure
heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith.
6 Some have deviated from these turning aside to meaningless
discussion.
7 They desire to be teachers of the law, but they do not understand
what they are saying, or what they so confidently affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a person uses it legitimately.
9 We know this, that law is not made for a righteous person, but
for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for
the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers and
mothers, for murderers,
10 for sexually immoral, for practicing homosexuals, for
kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and whatever else is
contrary to the sound teaching,
11 in accord with the glorious gospel of the blessed God,
which he entrusted to me.
12 I thank him who enabled me, even Christ Jesus our Lord,
because he counted me faithful, appointing me to his service;
13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor,
and a violent man. But I received mercy, because I did it
ignorantly in unbelief,
14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed on me with faith and
love that come from Christ Jesus.
15 This is a trustworthy saying, and deserves full acceptance:
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,”--of whom
I am the worst.
16 This is why I obtained mercy, that in me, as the worst,
Jesus Christ might show forth the extent of his patience,
as an example for those who are going to believe on him and
receive eternal life.
17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God,
be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.
18 I commit this charge to you, Timothy, my child, according
to the prophecies spoken about you, that by them you may
fight the good fight,
19 grasping firmly on to faith and a good conscience, which
some have rejected causing their faith to shipwreck.
20 Among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over
to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

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