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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

1 Timotiu 1:1-20

1Paulu, aposteli Kristi Jesu gẹ́gẹ́ bí àṣẹ Ọlọ́run Olùgbàlà wa, àti Jesu Kristi ìrètí wa.

2Sí Timotiu ọmọ mi nínú ìgbàgbọ́:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́, àánú àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run baba àti Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa.

Ìkìlọ̀ lòdì sí olùkọ́ni èké ti òfin

3Bí mo ṣe rọ̀ yìn nígbà tí mò ń lọ sí Makedonia, ẹ dúró ní Efesu, kí ẹ lè dá àwọn ènìyàn kan lẹ́kun láti má ṣe kọ́ ni ní ẹ̀kọ́ èké mọ́ 4kí wọ́n má sì ṣe fiyèsí àwọn ìtàn asán, àti ìtàn ìran aláìlópin. Irú èyí máa ń mú iyàn jíjà wá dípò iṣẹ́ ìríjú Ọlọ́run èyí tí í ṣe ti ìgbàgbọ́. 5Ète àṣẹ náà ni ìfẹ́ ti ń jáde wá láti inú ọkàn mímọ́ àti ẹ̀rí ọkàn rere àti ìgbàgbọ́ àìṣẹ̀tàn. 6Àwọn ẹlòmíràn ti yapa kúrò tí wọ́n sì yà sápá kan sí ọ̀rọ̀ asán. 7Wọ́n ń fẹ́ ṣe olùkọ́ òfin; òye ohun tí wọ́n ń wí kò yé wọn tàbí ti ohun tí wọ́n ń fi ìgboyà tẹnumọ́.

8Ṣùgbọ́n àwa mọ̀ pé òfin dára, bí ènìyàn bá lò ó dáradára. 9Bí a ti mọ̀ pé, a kò ṣe òfin fún olódodo, bí kò ṣe fún àwọn aláìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run àti àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣẹ̀, fún àwọn aláìmọ́ àti àwọn ẹlẹ́gàn, fún àwọn tí ń pa baba àti àwọn tí ń pa ìyá wọn àti àwọn apànìyàn, 10fún àwọn àgbèrè, fún àwọn aláyídà, fún àwọn onísòwò-ẹrú, fún àwọn èké, fún àwọn abúra èké, àti bí ohun mìíràn bá wà tí ó lòdì sí ẹ̀kọ́ tí ó yè kooro. 11Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìhìnrere ti ògo Ọlọ́run olùbùkún, tí a fi sí ìtọ́jú mi.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Olúwa sí Paulu

12Mo dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ ẹni tí ó fún mi ní agbára, àní Kristi Jesu Olúwa wa, nítorí tí ó kà mí sí olóòtítọ́ ní yíyànmí sí iṣẹ́ rẹ̀; 13Bí mo tilẹ̀ jẹ́ asọ̀rọ̀-òdì sí Ọlọ́run rí, àti onínúnibíni àti ìkà ènìyàn: ṣùgbọ́n mo rí àánú gbà, nítorí tí mo ṣe é nínú àìmọ̀ àti àìgbàgbọ́. 14Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Olúwa wa sì pọ̀ rékọjá pẹ̀lú ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìfẹ́, tí ń bẹ nínú Kristi Jesu.

15Òtítọ́ ni ọ̀rọ̀ náà, ó sì yẹ fún ìtẹ́wọ́gbà, pé Jesu Kristi wá sí ayé láti gba ẹlẹ́ṣẹ̀ là; nínú àwọn ẹni tí èmi jẹ́ búburú jùlọ. 16Ṣùgbọ́n nítorí èyí ni mo ṣe rí àánú gbà, pé lára mi, bí olórí ẹlẹ́ṣẹ̀ ni kí Jesu Kristi fi gbogbo ìpamọ́ra rẹ̀ hàn bí àpẹẹrẹ fún àwọn tí yóò gbà á gbọ́ sí ìyè àìnípẹ̀kun ìkẹyìn. 17Ǹjẹ́ fún ọba ayérayé, àìdíbàjẹ́, àìrí, Ọlọ́run kan ṣoṣo, ni ọlá àti ògo wà fún láéláé. Àmín.

18Àṣẹ yìí ni mo pa fún ọ, Timotiu ọmọ mi, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìsọtẹ́lẹ̀ wọ̀nyí tó ó ti ṣáájú nípa rẹ̀, pé nípasẹ̀ wọ́n kí ìwọ lè máa ja ìjà rere; 19Máa ní ìgbàgbọ́ àti ẹ̀rí ọkàn rere. Èyí ti àwọn mìíràn ti mú kúrò lọ́dọ̀ wọn tí wọ́n sì rí ọkàn ìgbàgbọ́ wọn; 20Nínú àwọn ẹni tí Himeneu àti Aleksanderu wà; àwọn tí mo ti fi lé Satani lọ́wọ́, kí a lè kọ́ wọn kí wọ́n má sọ̀rọ̀-òdì mọ́.