1: Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, [who is] our hope; 2: To Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 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: Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith; [so do]. 5: Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned: 6: From which some having swerved, have turned aside to vain jangling; 7: Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor concerning what they affirm. 8: But we know that the law [is] good, if a man useth it lawfully; 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 man-slayers, 10: For lewd persons, for them that 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, 11: According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 12: And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief: 14: And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 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: However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them who should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17: Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, God the only wise, [be] honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 18: This charge I commit to thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mayest war a good warfare; 19: Holding faith and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20: Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.