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.
11:1 Akol 1:27; Luk 1:47Nĩ niĩ Paũlũ mũtũmwo wa Kristũ Jesũ nĩ ũndũ wa gwathwo nĩ Ngai Mũhonokia witũ o na nĩ Kristũ Jesũ ũrĩa arĩ we mwĩhoko witũ,
21:2 Atũm 16:1; Arom 1:7Ndĩrakwandĩkĩra marũa maya wee Timotheo, mũrũ wakwa kũna thĩinĩ wa wĩtĩkio:
Wega, na tha, na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ o na kũrĩ Kristũ Jesũ Mwathani witũ irogĩa nawe.
Kwĩmenyerera Arutani a Watho a Maheeni
31:3 Atũm 18:19; Agal 1:6, 7O ta ũrĩa ndakũringĩrĩirie ngĩthiĩ Makedonia, atĩ ũikare kũu Efeso o na rĩu ndĩrenda ũikare kuo nĩgeetha ũgiragie andũ amwe kũu matigacooke kũrutana ũrutani wa maheeni, 41:4 Tit 1:14; Tit 3:9na ningĩ matigathikagĩrĩrie ngʼano cia tũhũ, kana ũhoro wa njiarwa ũrĩa ũtathiraga. Maũndũ ta macio makagĩrĩria ngarari handũ ha gũkũria wĩra wa Ngai, ũrĩa ũrutagwo na njĩra ya wĩtĩkio. 51:5 2Tim 2:22; Agal 5:6Muoroto wa watho ũyũ nĩ wendo, ũrĩa uumaga thĩinĩ wa ngoro theru, na thamiri njega, o na wĩtĩkio ũtarĩ na ũhinga. 6Andũ amwe nĩmatiganĩte na ũhoro ũcio na makerekera mĩario-inĩ ya tũhũ. 71:7 Aef 4:11Mendaga gũtuĩka arutani a watho, o na gũtuĩka matiũĩ gĩtũmi kĩa ũhoro ũrĩa maheanaga o na kana gĩtũmi kĩa maũndũ marĩa maaragia magwatĩirie.
81:8 Arom 7:12Nĩtũũĩ atĩ watho nĩ mwega mũndũ angĩũhũthĩra kũringana na ũrĩa kwagĩrĩire. 9O na ningĩ nĩtũũĩ atĩ watho ndũthondekeirwo andũ arĩa athingu no ũthondekeirwo arĩa moinaga watho na arĩa aremi, na arĩa matetigĩrĩte Ngai na arĩa ehia, na arĩa matarĩ atheru na arĩa matarĩ etĩkia; o na arĩa moragaga maithe na manyina mao, na arĩa oragani, 101:10 2Tim 4:3o na nĩ ũndũ wa itharia na arĩa mogomagia mĩtugo, na onjoria a ngombo, na arĩa maheenanagia, na arĩa mehĩtaga na maheeni, o na ũndũ ũngĩ o wothe ũtaringaine na ũrutani ũrĩa mwagĩrĩru, 111:11 Agal 2:7ũrĩa ũringaine na Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega ũrĩ riiri wa Ngai ũrĩa mũrathime, o ũhoro ũcio ndehokeirwo ndĩũrutage.
Ũtugi wa Mwathani kũrĩ Paũlũ
121:12 Afil 4:13Nĩngũcookeria Kristũ Jesũ Mwathani witũ ngaatho, ũrĩa ũheete hinya, tondũ nĩanduire wa kwĩhokeka, na akĩnyamũra nduĩke wa kũmũtungatagĩra. 131:13 Atũm 8:3O na gũtuĩka rĩmwe ndaarĩ mũrumi Ngai, na mũnyariirani, na mũndũ wa ngũĩ, nĩndaiguĩrĩirwo tha tondũ ndekaga ũguo itekũmenya na itarĩ mwĩtĩkia. 14Naguo wega mũingĩ wa Mwathani witũ ũkĩnjiyũrĩrĩra, hamwe na wĩtĩkio o na wendani ũrĩa uumaga thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ.
151:15 2Tim 2:11Atĩrĩrĩ, ũhoro ũyũ nĩguo wa kwĩhokeka na nĩguo wagĩrĩire gwĩtĩkĩrwo kũna: Atĩ Kristũ Jesũ ookire thĩ kũhonokia ehia, na harĩ acio-rĩ, nĩ niĩ wa mbere. 16No nĩ ũndũ wa gĩtũmi kĩu, niĩ nĩndaiguĩrĩirwo tha nĩ Ngai nĩgeetha thĩinĩ wakwa, Kristũ Jesũ onanie ũkirĩrĩria wake ũtarĩ mũthia, nĩguo niĩ ndaarĩ mwĩhia makĩria, nduĩke kĩonereria harĩ arĩa marĩmwĩtĩkagia na makegĩĩra na muoyo wa tene na tene. 17Na rĩu, kũrĩ Mũthamaki ũrĩa ũtũũraga tene na tene, ũrĩa ũtathiraga, na ũrĩa ũtonekaga-rĩ, o we Ngai wiki, arotĩĩagwo na agoocagwo tene na tene. Ameni.
181:18 1Tim 4:14; 2Tim 2:3Wee Timotheo, mũrũ wakwa, ndĩrakũhe ũtaaro ũyũ kũringana na mohoro marĩa maarathĩtwo hĩndĩ ĩmwe ũhoro-inĩ waku, nĩgeetha wamarũmĩrĩra ũhotage kũrũa mbaara wega, 19na ũtũũre ũrũmĩtie wĩtĩkio, na ũrĩ na thamiri ĩtarĩ na ũcuuke. Andũ angĩ nĩmareganĩte na kũrũmĩrĩra thamiri ciao, na nĩ ũndũ ũcio magathũkia wĩtĩkio wao. 201:20 2Tim 2:17; 2Tim 4:14Amwe ao nĩ Humenayo, na Alekisandero, arĩa neanĩte kũrĩ Shaitani nĩgeetha marutwo, matige kũruma Ngai.