New International Reader's Version

1 Timothy 1

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.

Timothy, 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

Timothy, 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. And 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. Love 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. Some have turned from these teachings. They would rather talk about things that have no meaning. They 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.

We know that the law is good if it is used properly. We 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. 10 It 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. 11 True 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

12 I 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. 13 I 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. 14 Our Lord poured out more and more of his grace on me. Along with it came faith and love from Christ Jesus.

15 Here 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. 16 But 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. 17 The 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

18 My 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. 19 Then 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. 20 Hymenaeus and Alexander are among them. I have handed them over to Satan. That will teach them not to speak evil things against God.

Nkwa Asem

Timoteo I 1

Nkyia

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.