Nkwa Asem

Timoteo I 1


1Saa nhoma yi fi Yesu Kristo somafo Paulo a ɔnam Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn anidaso no hyɛ so nkyɛn, kɔma Timoteo a ɔyɛ me ba kann wɔ gyidi no mu nkyɛn. Agya Onyankopɔn ne Kristo Yesu a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade no adom, mmɔborɔhunu ne asomdwoe nka mo.

Mompo atoro akyerɛkyerɛfo

Mepɛ sɛ motena Efeso sɛnea merekɔ Makedonia no meka kyerɛɛ mo no. Nnipa bi wɔ hɔ a wɔrekyerɛkyerɛ nkyerɛkyerɛ bɔne a ɛsɛ sɛ mohyɛ wɔn na wogyae. Monka nkyerɛ wɔn na wonnyae atorosɛm ne wɔn nenanom din bebrebe a wɔbobɔ no, efisɛ, saa nneyɛe no de akyinnye ba. Ɛmmoa Onyankopɔn nhyehyɛe a wɔnam gyidi nko so na wohu no. Saa ɔhyɛ yi botae ara ne sɛ, ɛbɛkanyan ɔdɔ a efi koma pa, adwenem fann ne gyidi pa mu.

Nnipa bi atwe wɔn ho afi ɔkwan pa no so de wɔn ho ama akyinnye hunu. Wɔpɛ sɛ wɔyɛ Onyankopɔn mmara no akyerɛkyerɛfo nanso wɔn ara wɔn nsɛm a wɔka no wɔnte ase. Saa ara nso na wonni gyidi wɔ nsɛm a wɔka no mu.

Yenim sɛ, sɛ wɔnam mmara kwan so de Mmara no di dwuma a eye. Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛkae hu sɛ, wɔnyɛ mmara mma atreneefo na mmom wɔyɛ ma mmaratofo, nnebɔneyɛfo, wɔn a wonsuro Nyame ne abɔnefo, wɔn a wɔnyɛ kronkron anaa wɔn ho ntew, wɔn a wokum wɔn agyanom ne wɔn nanom, awudifo, 10 afideyɛfo, aguamammɔfo, nnipawiafo, atorofo a wɔka nkontomposɛm anaa wɔyɛ biribi a ɛne nokware nkyerɛkyerɛ no bɔ abira no. 11 Saa nkyerɛkyerɛ no wɔ Asɛmpa a wɔde ama me sɛ menka ho asɛm nkyerɛ no mu. Ɛyɛ Asɛmpa a efi Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ onuonyamfo na wɔahyira no no nkyɛn.

12 Meda yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo a wama me ahoɔden ma midi me dwuma no ase. Meda no ase sɛ wadwen me ho sɛ mefata na wayi me sɛ mensom no. 13 Nanso mmere bi a atwam no, na mekasa tia no, taa no, kaa nsɛm a ɛmfata faa ne ho. Onyankopɔn ahu me mmɔbɔ na esiane sɛ na minnye nni nti, na minnim nea mereyɛ. 14 Yɛn Awurade hwiee n’adom a ɛdɔɔso no guu me so maa me gyidi ne ɔdɔ a esiane sɛ yɛne Kristo Yesu aka abom no nti, abɛyɛ yɛn dea no.

15 Eyi yɛ nokwasɛm a ɛsɛ sɛ yegye tom na yegye di koraa sɛ: Kristo Yesu baa wiase begyee nnebɔneyɛfo nkwa. Meyɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfo a odi kan koraa. 16 Nanso esiane saa nti, wahu me mmɔbɔ sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a me a meyɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfo a odi kan no, Kristo Yesu nam me so bɛda ne boasetɔ a enni awiei no adi akyerɛ wɔn a wobegye no adi no na wɔanya nkwa a enni awiei. 17 Anuonyam ne nnidi nka Onyankopɔn daadaa. Ɔno ne mmeresantenhene. Ɔno na wonhu no na onwu da nso. Ɔno nkutoo ne Onyankopɔn a nimdeɛ ahyɛ no ma. Amen.

18 Afei, me ba Timoteo, mede saa dwumadi a wɔhyɛɛ ho nkɔm fi tete no hyɛ wo nsa. Wugu so reko ɔko pa no no, ma saa nsɛm no nyɛ w’akode, 19 na so wo gyidi mu dennen na ma w’adwene mu nyɛ fann. Nnipa bi ntie wɔn atiboa nam saayɛ so asɛe wɔn gyidi. 20 Saa nnipa no bi ne Himeneo ne Aleksandro a mayi wɔn ama Satan na wakyerɛ wɔn sɛnea wɔnnka abususɛm nntia Onyankopɔn.

New Living Translation

1 Timothy 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope.

I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

Warnings against False Teachings

When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations,[a] which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.[b]

The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently.

We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. 10 The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders,[c] liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.

Paul’s Gratitude for God’s Mercy

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13 even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14 Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.

15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.

Timothy’s Responsibility

18 Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles. 19 Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. 20 Hymenaeus and Alexander are two examples. I threw them out and handed them over to Satan so they might learn not to blaspheme God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4a Greek in myths and endless genealogies, which cause speculation.
  2. 1:4b Greek a stewardship of God in faith.
  3. 1:10 Or kidnappers.