1Nze Pawulo, omutume wa Kristo Yesu, nga Katonda Omulokozi waffe ne Kristo Yesu essuubi lyaffe, bwe baalagira, 2 nkuwandiikira ggwe Timoseewo, omwana wange ddala mu kukkiriza. Nkwagaliza ekisa n’okusaasira, n’emirembe, ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Yesu Kristo Mukama waffe.
Okwerinda Enjigiriza Enkyamu
3 Njagala osigale mu Efeso, nga bwe nakukuutira nga ŋŋenda e Makedoniya oziyize abantu baleme kuyigiriza njigiriza ndala. 4 Bagambe balekeraawo okwemalira ku nfumo, ne ku kulondoola enkalala empanvu ez’amannya g’abajjajja. Ebyo byongera mpaka, mu kifo ky’okuyigiriza abantu ebya Katonda ebiri mu kukkiriza. 5 Kye tugenderera mu kiragiro kino, kwe kwagala okuva mu mutima omulongoofu, n’omwoyo omulungi, n’okukkiriza okutaliimu bukuusa. 6 Ebyo abantu abamu babivaako ne badda mu mpaka ezitaliimu mugaso. 7 Beefuula bayigiriza b’amateeka ga Katonda, songa tebategeera bye boogera, wadde bye bakakasa. 8 Tumanyi ng’amateeka malungi, omuntu bw’agakozesa mu ngeri entuufu. 9 Tusaanye tutegeere nga Amateeka tegaateekerwawo batuukirivu, wabula gaateekerwawo bamenyi baago na bajeemu, aboonoonyi, n’abatatya Katonda, n’abatali batukuvu, n’abagwenyufu, abatta bakitaabwe ne bannyaabwe, era n’abatta abantu abalala, 10 n’abenzi, n’abalya ebisiyaga, abagula n’abatunda abaddu, abalimba n’abalayirira obwereere, ne bonna abatakkiriziganya na njigiriza ntuufu, 11 ng’Enjiri ey’ekitiibwa kya Katonda atenderezebwa, gye yankwasa bw’eri.
Okwebaza Katonda olw’Ekisa kye
12 Neebaza Kristo Yesu Mukama waffe eyampa amaanyi ag’okumuweereza. Mwebaza kubanga yalaba nga nsaanira, n’ankwasa omulimu gwe. 13 Newaakubadde ng’edda namwogerangako bubi, ne mmuyigganya era ne mmuvuma, kyokka yansaasira, kubanga ebyo nabikolanga mu butamanya nga sinnaba kumukkiriza. 14 Naye Mukama waffe yankwatirwa ekisa kingi n’ampa okukkiriza kungi, era n’okwagala kwe tufunira mu Kristo Yesu. 15 Ekigambo kino kituufu, kisaanye okukkiriza, ekigamba nti Kristo Yesu yajja mu nsi okulokola aboonoonyi. Mu bo nze mwonoonyi asookera ddala. 16 Katonda kyeyava ansaasira, Kristo Yesu alyoke ayoleseze mu nze, omwonoonyi asingira ddala okugumiikiriza kwe okutakoma, era mbeere ekyokulabirako eri abo abalimukkiriza ne bafuna obulamu obutaggwaawo. 17 Kabaka ow’olubeerera, atafa era atalabika, Katonda omu yekka, agulumizibwenga, emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.
18 Mwana wange Timoseewo, nkukubiriza ojjukire ebigambo bya bannabbi bye baakwogerako edda, olyoke olwane olutalo n’obuzira, 19 ng’okukkiriza, n’omwoyo omulungi, bye byokulwanyisa byo. Kubanga abalala abagaana okuba n’omwoyo ogwo omulungi bafiirwa okukkiriza kwabwe. 20 Mu abo mwe muli Kumenayo ne Alegezanda be n’awaayo eri Setaani bayige obutavumanga Katonda.
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],
2 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.
3 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, 4 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]. 5 But the goal of our instruction is love [which springs] from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some individuals have wandered away from these things into empty arguments and useless discussions, 7 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.
8 Now we know [without any doubt] that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully and appropriately, 9 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.