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1 Timothy 1

Correcting False Teaching

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus by the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed) our Hope [the fulfillment of our salvation],

to Timothy, my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

As I urged you when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain individuals not to teach any different doctrines, nor to pay attention to legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation and meaningless arguments rather than advancing God’s program of instruction which is grounded in faith [and requires surrendering the entire self to God in absolute trust and confidence]. But the goal of our instruction is love [which springs] from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some individuals have wandered away from these things into empty arguments and useless discussions, wanting to be teachers of the Law [of Moses], even though they do not understand the terms they use or the subjects about which they make [such] confident declarations.

Now we know [without any doubt] that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully and appropriately, understanding the fact that law is not enacted for the righteous person [the one in right standing with God], but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for [a]kidnappers and slave traders, for liars, for perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has granted me [the needed] strength and made me able for this, because He considered me faithful and trustworthy, putting me into service [for this ministry], 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer [of our Lord] and a persecutor [of His church] and a shameful and outrageous and violent aggressor [toward believers]. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord [His amazing, unmerited favor and blessing] flowed out in superabundance [for me, together] with the faith and love which are [realized] in Christ Jesus. 15 [b]This is a faithful and trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance and approval, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost. 16 Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example or pattern for those who [c]would believe in Him for eternal life. 17 Now to the King of the ages [eternal], immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

18 This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, so that [inspired and aided] by them you may fight the good fight [in contending with false teachers], 19 keeping your faith [leaning completely on God with absolute trust and confidence in His guidance] and having a good conscience; for some [people] have rejected [their moral compass] and have made a shipwreck of their faith. 20 Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have [d]handed over to Satan, so that they will be disciplined and taught not to blaspheme.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Timothy 1:10 I.e. those who exploit other people for evil or selfish reasons.
  2. 1 Timothy 1:15 An unusual clause used only five times in the NT. See also 3:1; 4:9; 2 Tim 2:11; Titus 3:8.
  3. 1 Timothy 1:16 Or were destined to believe.
  4. 1 Timothy 1:20 I.e. expelled from the safety of the church.

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Prvý List Timotejovi 1

1 Môj drahý syn vo viere, milý Timotej,

tento list ti píšem ako apoštol poverený tou službou Bohom, naším Spasiteľom a Ježišom Kristom, ktorý je našou nádejou.

Želám ti milosť, zľutovanie i pokoj od Boha Otca i Ježiša Krista, nášho Pána.

Výstraha pred falošným učením

Keď som odchádzal do Macedónska, prosil som ťa, aby si zostal v Efeze a usiloval sa umlčať tých, čo hlásajú falošné náuky a rozvíjajú nekonečné diskusie o mýtoch a rodokmeňoch.

Vyvolávajú tým iba škriepky, namiesto aby sa vzdelávali vo viere.

Cieľom nášho úsilia musí byť láska, ktorá pramení z čistého srdca, dobrého svedomia a nepokryteckej viery.

Od tohto cieľa sa niektorí odchýlili a dali sa na prázdne rečnenie.

Chcú byť slávni ako učitelia Mojžišovho zákona, a pritom nepochopili jeho zmysel.

Zákon je dobrý, ak správne chápeme, aký má Boh s ním zámer.

Uvedomme si však, že zákon nie je proti tým, čo žijú podľa Božej vôle, ale proti zlým a spurným, čo Boha neuznávajú, proti neposlušným, klamárom, krivoprísažníkom, proti tým, čo vzťahujú ruku na svojich rodičov, majú záľubu vo zvrátenostiach,

10 proti homosexuálom, smilníkom, kupcom s otrokmi a vrahom, ako aj všetkým, čo konajú proti Božiemu poriadku.

11 Tak učí evanjelium, ktoré mu zveril Boh a ktoré zjavuje Božiu slávu.

Osobné vyznanie

12 Aký som vďačný Ježišovi Kristovi, nášmu Pánovi, že si ma vybral za svojho služobníka.

13 Veď som sa predtým jeho menu rúhal a jeho vyznávačov prenasledoval a zabíjal! Ale Boh sa nado mnou zmiloval, lebo som to robil z nevedomosti, keď som ešte Krista nepoznal.

14 Vo svojej dobrote ma zastavil, dal mi do srdca vieru a naplnil ma láskou.

15 To je čistá pravda a ja túžim, aby ju všetci prijali. Ježiš Kristus prišiel na svet, aby nás, vzdialených od Boha a odsúdených na smrť, zachránil. A ak bol niekto od Boha ďaleko, bol som to predovšetkým ja.

16 Ale Boh sa nado mnou zmiloval a Ježiš Kristus na mne ukázal, aký je zhovievavý aj k najhoršiemu hriešnikovi, aby si každý uvedomil, že večný život môžu dosiahnuť všetci, ktorí v neho veria.

17 Sláva a česť Bohu naveky! On je večný Kráľ, neviditeľný, nesmrteľný, jediný a slávny Boh.

18 Môj milý syn Timotej, kladiem ti na srdce, aby si bojoval dobrý boj, lebo tak o tebe hovoria proroctvá.

19 Drž sa pevne svojej viery a zachovaj si čisté svedomie, ktorým niektorí pohrdli, a tak v živote viery stroskotali.

20 Patria k nim Hymeneus a Alexander, ktorých som musel vylúčiť z cirkvi, aby sa už nerúhali Ježišovmu menu.