New Amharic Standard Version

1 ጢሞቴዎስ 1:1-20

የሐዋርያው ጳውሎስ መልእክት ወደ ጢሞቴዎስ – አንደኛ

1በአዳኛችን በእግዚአብሔር፣ ተስፋችንም በሆነው በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ትእዛዝ የክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ሐዋርያ ከሆነው ከጳውሎስ፤

2በእምነት እውነተኛ ልጄ ለሆነው ለጢሞቴዎስ፤

ከእግዚአብሔር ከአባታችን፣ ከጌታችንም ከክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ጸጋና ምሕረት፣ ሰላምም ይሁን።

ከሐሰተኛ የሕግ መምህራን ስለ መጠበቅ የተሰጠ ማስጠንቀቂያ

3ወደ መቄዶንያ በሄድሁ ጊዜ ዐደራ እንዳልሁህ፣ አንዳንድ ሰዎች ከእንግዲህ የሐሰት ትምህርት እንዳያስተምሩ ታዛቸው ዘንድ በዚያው በኤፌሶን ተቀመጥ፤ 4ደግሞም ለተረትና መጨረሻ ለሌለው የትውልዶች ታሪክ ራሳቸውን አሳልፈው እንዳይሰጡ እዘዛቸው። እነዚህ ነገሮች በእምነት ከሆነው ከእግዚአብሔር ሥራ ይልቅ ክርክርን ያነሣሣሉ። 5የዚህ ትእዛዝ ዐላማ ግን ከንጹሕ ልብ፣ ከበጎ ኅሊና እንዲሁም ከእውነተኛ እምነት የሚገኝ ፍቅር ነው። 6አንዳንዶች ከእነዚህ ነገሮች ዘወር ብለው ወደ ከንቱ ንግግር ተመልሰዋል። 7የሕግ መምህራን ለመሆን ይፈልጋሉ፤ ሆኖም ስለሚናገሩት ወይም አስረግጠው ስለሚሟገቱለት ነገር አያውቁም።

8ነገር ግን ሰው በአግባቡ ከተጠቀመበት፣ ሕግ መልካም መሆኑን እናውቃለን። 9ደግሞም ሕግ1፥9 ወይም ሕጉ የተሰጠው ለጻድቃን ሳይሆን፣ ለሕግ ተላላፊዎችና ለዐመፀኞች፣ ፈሪሃ እግዚአብሔር ለሌላቸውና ለኀጢአተኞች፣ ቅድስና ለሌላቸውና እግዚአብሔርን ለሚንቁ፣ አባትና እናታቸውን ለሚገድሉ፣ ለነፍሰ ገዳዮች መሆኑን እናውቃለን፤ 10እንዲሁም ለዘማውያን፣ ከወንድ ጋር ለሚተኙ ወንዶች፣ ሰውን ለሚሸጡና ለሚገዙ፣ ለውሸተኞች፣ በሐሰት ለሚምሉ፣ ጤናማ የሆነውን ትምህርት ለሚጻረሩ ሁሉ ነው፤ 11ይህ ጤናማ ትምህርት ቡሩክ እግዚአብሔር ለእኔ በዐደራ ከሰጠኝ የክብር ወንጌል ጋር የሚስማማ ነው።

ለጳውሎስ የተሰጠው የጌታ ጸጋ

12በአገልግሎቱ በመሾም ታማኝ አድርጎ የቈጠረኝን፣ ብርታት የሰጠኝን ጌታችንን ክርስቶስ ኢየሱስን አመሰግናለሁ። 13ምንም እንኳ ከዚህ በፊት ተሳዳቢ፣ አሳዳጅና ዐመፀኛ የነበርሁ ብሆንም፣ ባለማወቅና ባለማመን ስላደረግሁት ምሕረት ተደርጎልኛል፤ 14በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ከሆኑት እምነትና ፍቅር ጋርም የጌታችን ጸጋ ተትረፈረፈልኝ።

15‘ክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ኀጢአተኞችን ለማዳን ወደ ዓለም መጣ’ የሚለው ቃል እውነተኛና ሰው ሁሉ ሊቀበለው የሚገባ ነው፤ ከኀጢአተኞችም ዋና እኔ ነኝ። 16ነገር ግን ክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ በእርሱ ለሚያምኑና የዘላለምን ሕይወት ለሚቀበሉ ወሰን የሌለው ትዕግሥቱን ከኀጢአተኞች ዋና በሆንሁት በእኔ እንደ ምሳሌ አድርጎ ያሳይ ዘንድ ምሕረትን አገኘሁ። 17እንግዲህ ዘላለማዊ ለሆነው፣ ለማይሞተው፣ ለማይታየውና ብቻውን አምላክ ለሆነው ንጉሥ ከዘላለም እስከ ዘላለም ክብርና ምስጋና ይሁን፤ አሜን።

18ልጄ ጢሞቴዎስ ሆይ፤ አስቀድሞ ስለ አንተ በተነገረው ትንቢት መሠረት ይህን ትእዛዝ እሰጥሃለሁ፤ ይኸውም እርሱን በመከተል መልካሙን ገድል እንድትጋደል ነው። 19እምነትና በጎ ኅሊናም ይኑርህ፤ አንዳንዶች ኅሊናቸውን ጥለው ባሕር ላይ አደጋ ደርሶበት እንደሚጠፋ መርከብ እምነታቸውን አጥፍተዋል። 20ከእነርሱም መካከል እንዳይሳደቡ ትምህርት ያገኙ ዘንድ ለሰይጣን አሳልፌ የሰጠኋቸው፣ ሄሜኔዎስና እስክንድሮስ ይገኛሉ።

New International Reader's Version

1 Timothy 1:1-20

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus, just as God our Savior commanded. Christ Jesus also commanded it. We have put our hope in him.

2Timothy, I am sending you this letter. You are my true son in the faith.

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

Paul Warns Timothy to Oppose False Teachers

3Timothy, stay there in Ephesus. That is what I told you to do when I went into Macedonia. I want you to command certain people not to teach things that aren’t true. 4And command them not to spend their time on stories that are made up. They must not waste time on family histories that never end. These things only lead to fights about ideas. They don’t help God’s work move forward. His work is done by faith. 5Love is the purpose of my command. Love comes from a pure heart. It comes from a good sense of what is right and wrong. It comes from faith that is honest and true. 6Some have turned from these teachings. They would rather talk about things that have no meaning. 7They want to be teachers of the law. And they are very sure about that law. But they don’t know what they are talking about.

8We know that the law is good if it is used properly. 9We also know that the law isn’t made for godly people. It is made for those who break the law. It is for those who refuse to obey. It is for ungodly and sinful people. It is for those who aren’t holy and who don’t believe. It is for those who kill their fathers or mothers. It is for murderers. 10It is for those who commit sexual sins. It is for those who commit homosexual acts. It is for people who buy and sell slaves. It is for liars. It is for people who tell lies in court. It is for those who are a witness to things that aren’t true. And it is for anything else that is the opposite of true teaching. 11True teaching agrees with the good news about the glory of the blessed God. He trusted me with that good news.

The Lord Pours Out His Grace on Paul

12I am thankful to Christ Jesus our Lord. He has given me strength. I thank him that he considered me faithful. I thank him for appointing me to serve him. 13I used to speak evil things against Jesus. I tried to hurt his followers. I really pushed them around. But God showed me mercy anyway. I did those things without knowing any better. I wasn’t a believer. 14Our Lord poured out more and more of his grace on me. Along with it came faith and love from Christ Jesus.

15Here is a saying that you can trust. It should be accepted completely. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the worst sinner of all. 16But for that very reason, God showed me mercy. And I am the worst of sinners. He showed me mercy so that Christ Jesus could show that he is very patient. I was an example for those who would come to believe in him. Then they would receive eternal life. 17The eternal King will never die. He can’t be seen. He is the only God. Give him honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Paul Commands Timothy

18My son Timothy, I am giving you this command. It is in keeping with the prophecies once made about you. By remembering them, you can fight the battle well. 19Then you will hold on to faith. You will hold on to a good sense of what is right and wrong. Some have not accepted this knowledge of right and wrong. So they have destroyed their faith. They are like a ship that has sunk. 20Hymenaeus and Alexander are among them. I have handed them over to Satan. That will teach them not to speak evil things against God.