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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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1 Timotheo 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo, mtume wa Kristo Yesu kwa amri ya Mungu Mwokozi wetu na ya Kristo Yesu aliye tumaini letu. Kwa

Walimu Wa Uongo

Kama nilivyokusihi wakati nikienda Makedonia, napenda ukae hapo Efeso uwaamuru watu fulani wasiendelee kufundisha mafund isho ya uongo. Pia wasiendelee kupoteza wakati wao kwa hadithi na orodha ndefu zisizo na mwisho za majina ya vizazi ambazo huchochea mabishano badala ya kuwajenga katika maarifa ya kimungu yatokanayo na imani. Shabaha ya maagizo haya ni upendo utokao katika moyo safi, dhamiri njema na imani ya kweli. Watu wengine wamepotoka na kuingia katika majadiliano yasiyo na maana kwa kuwa hawakuzingatia mambo haya. Wanataka kuwa walimu wa sheria ingawa hawaelewi mambo wanayosema wala hayo wanayotilia mkazo.

Tunajua kwamba sheria ni njema iwapo inatumika ipasavyo. Lakini tuelewe kwamba sheria haikuwekwa kwa ajili ya wenye haki, bali kwa ajili ya waasi na wasiotii: wasiomcha Mungu na wenye dhambi; wale wasio watakatifu, walio wachafu; wale wanaow aua baba zao na mama zao; wale wanaoua binadamu; 10 wale wal iowazinzi, wafiraji; wale wanaoteka watu nyara, na waongo, na wanaoapa kwa uwongo; na mengine mengi ambayo ni kinyume cha mafundisho ya kweli, 11 ambayo yanaambatana na Injili tukufu ya Mungu Mbarikiwa, ambayo nimekabidhiwa. 12 Nami namshukuru Kristo Yesu Bwana wetu, aliyenitia nguvu na kunihesabu kuwa ni mwaminifu kwa kunichagua nimtumikie. 13 Ingawa hapo mwanzo nilimkufuru na kumtesa na kumtukana, nili hurumiwa kwa sababu nilitenda hayo katika ujinga wangu na kutoku amini kwangu. 14 Na neema ya Bwana wetu ilimiminika tele kwa ajili yangu pamoja na imani na upendo uliomo ndani ya Kristo Yesu. 15 Neno hili ni la hakika tena linastahili kukubalika kabisa, kwamba Kristo Yesu alikuja duniani kuokoa wenye dhambi, ambao kati yao, mimi ni mwenye dhambi kuliko wote. 16 Lakini nilihurumiwa kwa sababu hii kwamba, kwa kunitumia mimi niliyekuwa mwenye dhambi kuliko wote, Kristo aonyeshe uvumilivu wake, niwe mfano kwa wote watakaomwamini na kupata uzima wa milele. 17 Basi, heshima na utukufu ni wake yeye Mfalme wa milele, asi yekufa wala asiyeonekana, aliye peke yake Mungu, milele na milele. Amina.

18 Mwanangu Timotheo, ninakukabidhi agizo hili, kufuatana na maneno ya unabii yaliyosemwa juu yako, ili kwa kuyafuata uweze kupigana ile vita njema, 19 ukishikilia imani na dhamiri njema. Watu wengine, kwa kukataa kuisikiliza dhamiri yao, wameangamiza imani yao. 20 Miongoni mwa watu hao wamo Himenayo na Aleksanda ambao nimewakabidhi kwa shetani, ili wajifunze wasimtukane Mungu.