Knijga O Kristu

1 Timoteju 1:1-20

Pavlovi pozdravi

1Ovo je pismo od Pavla, apostola Isusa Krista, kojega je postavio naš Spasitelj Isus Krist, naša nada.

2Timoteju, mojemu pravom sinu u vjeri.

Neka ti Bog Otac i naš Gospodin Isus Krist podare milost, milosrđe i mir.

Upozorenje na lažne učitelje

3Kao što sam te zamolio kad sam odlazio u Makedoniju, ostani u Efezu da zapovjediš onima koji šire pogrešno učenje da to prestanu činiti. 4Neka ne trate vrijeme na beskonačna nagađanja o mitovima i rodoslovljima. To više pogoduje prepirkama nego služenju Bogu u vjeri. 5Zapovijedam to zato da svi budete puni ljubavi, što dolazi iz čista srca, čiste savjesti i neprijetvorne vjere.

6Ali neki su učitelji zastranili i skrenuli u prazno naklapanje. 7Htjeli bi biti učitelji Zakona, a ne razumiju ni ono što sami govore i što uporno tvrde. 8Znamo da je Zakon dobar kad se njime služi onako kako je to Bog odredio. 9Ali Bog ga nije dao zbog ljudi koji čine što je pravedno; on je za zločince i buntovnike, za bezbožnike i grešnike, koji nisu sveti, već svjetovni, za ubojice—čak i vlastitih roditelja, 10za bludnike, homoseksualce, otmičare, varalice, lašce i sve koji čine što se protivi zdravome učenju 11slavne Radosne vijesti blaženoga Boga, koji ju je meni povjerio.

Pavlova zahvalnost za Božje milosrđe

12Silno sam zahvalan našemu Gospodinu Kristu Isusu, koji mi je dao snagu, što me smatrao dostojnim povjerenja i što me je postavio da mu služim 13iako sam prije bio hulitelj Boga, progonitelj i nasilnik. Ali Bog mi se smilovao, jer sam to učinio u neznanju i nevjeri. 14Kako je milostiv bio naš Gospodin! Posve me ispunio vjerom i ljubavlju u Kristu Isusu.

15Ova je riječ vjerodostojna i zaslužuje da se prihvati: Krist Isus došao je na svijet spasiti grešnike—a od njih sam najgori ja. 16Bog mi se smilovao da budem primjer kako Krist Isus ima strpljenja i s najgorim grešnicima. Tako će i ostali shvatiti da i oni mogu povjerovati u njega i imati vječni život. 17Neka je slava i čast Bogu u vijeke vjekova. On je vječni, nevidljivi i besmrtni Kralj; jedini Bog. Amen.

Timotejeva odgovornost

18Timoteju, sine, stavljam ti na srce zapovijed da se držiš prijašnjih proročanstava koja se odnose na tebe i da se, ravnajući se prema njima, dobro boriš. 19Čuvaj svoju vjeru u Krista i čistu savjest. Neki su ju okaljali pa su doživjeli brodolom vjere. 20Među njima su Himenej i Aleksandar. Morao sam ih predati Sotoni da nauče ne huliti Boga.

King James Version

1 Timothy 1:1-20

1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

3As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 5Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9Knowing 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, 10For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 18This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.