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I Timothy 1

1 Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus according to [the] command of God our savior and Christ Jesus our hope, 2 to Timothy, true child in [the] faith: Grace, hope, peace from God [the] father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 Just as I encouraged you to remain in Ephesus, going to Macedonia, that you command some to be teaching nothing other, 4 neither to be paying attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to endless-speculation rather than [to the] godly upbuilding in faith, [so do]. 5 Now the end1 of the command is agape-love from [a] pure heart and [a] good conscience and [a] sincere faith, 6 from which some, having deviated, have turned away to futile-words, 7 wanting to be teachers of the law, knowing neither what they say nor [that] [about] which they insist. 8 But we know that the law is good, if anyone use it lawfully, 9 knowing this: that to the just [one the] law does not apply, but to the lawless and rebellious2, [the] impious and sinners, [the] unholy and profane, to father-murderers and mother-murderers, to men3-murderers, 10 to fornicators, to homosexuals, to slave-dealers4, to liars, to perjurers, and any other [thing] opposed to sound5 teaching, 11 according to the good-news of the glory of the blessed God, which I was entrusted. 12 I have grace for the [one] having enabled me, [namely] Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me trustworthy, having appointed me for service, 13 [who] was formerly slanderer and persecutor and insolent, but I obtained mercy, because, being ignorant, I did it in unbelief. 14 But the grace of our Lord overflowed with belief and agape-love [which is] in Christ Jesus. 15 [this] word is trustworthy and worthy of all approval, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost, 16 but because of this I obtained mercy, in order that in me first Jesus Christ show all long-suffering, for [a] model to those [about] to be believing upon him for zoe-life6 eternal. 17 Now to the king of the eternities, to the imperishable, invisible, only God [be] honor and glory to the eternities of eternities, Amen. 18 This commandment I set before you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies having come before you, that you war by them [a] good war, 19 having faith and [a] good conscience, which some, having rejected concerning faith, have shipwrecked, 20 of whom are Hymenaius and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, in order that they learn to not be slandering [God].

1or "completion"

2or "undisciplined"

3or "husband"

4or "kidnappers"

5or "healthy"

6from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.