an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus
Christ, which is our hope;
Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and
peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
As I besought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went
into Macedonia, that you might charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather
than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
Now the end of the commandment is love (o. agape) out of
a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith sincere:
From which some having miss the mark have turned aside unto
to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they
we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
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,
whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers (p.
slave traders, kidnappers), for liars, for promise breakers, and if there be any
other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which
was committed to my trust.
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for
that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and prone
to cause hurt: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love (o. agape) which
is in Christ Jesus.
This is a faithful saying, (o. logos) and worthy of all
acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I
for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth
all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him
to life everlasting.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only
wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
This charge I commit unto you, son Timothy, according to
the prophecies which went before on you, that you by them might war a good warfare;
faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have
whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may
learn not to blaspheme.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may
lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there
is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
2:6 Who gave
himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Unto which I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I
speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath
like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with reverence
and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
(which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be
Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived
was in the transgression.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they
continue in faith and love (o. agape) and holiness with sobriety.
This is a true saying, (o. logos) If a man desire the office
of a bishop, he desires a good work.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, able to teach;
3:3 Not given
to wine, not an attacker, not greedy of filthy illegal gain; but patient, not
a brawler, not covetous;
One that rules well his own house, having his children in
subjection with all gravity;
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall
he take care of the church of God?)
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into
the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued,
not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy illegal gain;
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being
so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses
they that 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.
These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:
if I tarry long, 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.
without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the
flesh, justified in the Spirit, (o. pneuma) seen of angels, preached unto the
Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Now the Spirit (o. pneuma) speaks expressly, that in the
latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
(o. pneuma) and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received
with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word (o. logos) of God and prayer.
you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister
of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words (o. logos) of faith and of good doctrine,
unto which you have attained.
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself
rather unto godliness.
For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is
is a faithful saying (o. logos) and worthy of all acceptation.
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because
we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those
things command and teach.
Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of
the believers, in word, (o. logos) in conversation, in love, (o. agape) in spirit,
(o. pneuma) in faith, in purity.
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation,
not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying
on of the hands of the presbytery.
Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them;
that your profiting may appear to all.
Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue
in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.
not an elder, but implore him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
5:2 The elder
women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
Honour widows that are widows indeed.
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn
first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and
acceptable before God.
Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in
God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those
of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
5:9 Let not
a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife
of one man.
reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged
strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted,
if she have diligently followed every good work.
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun
to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
Having damnation, because they have cast off their first
likewise they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only
idle, but gossiping also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give
none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
For some are already turned aside after Satan.
If any man or woman that believes have widows, let them
relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that
are widows indeed.
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double
honour, especially they who labour in the word (o. logos) and doctrine.
the scripture says, You shall not suppress the ox that treads out the corn. And,
The labourer is worthy of his reward.
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two
or three witnesses.
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you
observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself
no longer water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and yours often
men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow
also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise
cannot be hid.
as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour,
that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise
them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are
faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, (o. logos) even the
words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof
comes envy, strife, railings, evil questionings,
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute
of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
6:6 But godliness
with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain
we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish
and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through
with many sorrows.
But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith, love, (o. agape) patience, meekness.
the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, unto which you are also called,
and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
I give you charge in the sight of God, who replenishes life
to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a
you keep this commandment without spot, blameless, until the appearing of our
Lord Jesus Christ:
Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and
only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no
man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and
power everlasting. Amen.
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not
high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us
richly all things to enjoy;
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready
to distribute, willing to communicate;
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.