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1 Timothy 1:1-20

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

2To Timothy my true son in the faith:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers

3As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 4or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. 5The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.

8We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

The Lord’s Grace to Paul

12I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The Charge to Timothy Renewed

18Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 20Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

1 Timoseewo 1:1-20

Okulamusa

11:1 a Tit 1:3 b Bak 1:27Nze Pawulo, omutume wa Kristo Yesu, nga Katonda Omulokozi waffe ne Kristo Yesu essuubi lyaffe, bwe baalagira, 21:2 a Bik 16:1 b 2Ti 1:2; Tit 1:4nkuwandiikira ggwe Timoseewo, omwana wange ddala mu kukkiriza. Nkwagaliza ekisa n’okusaasira, n’emirembe, ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Yesu Kristo Mukama waffe.

Okwerinda Enjigiriza Enkyamu

31:3 a Bik 18:19 b Bag 1:6, 7Njagala osigale mu Efeso, nga bwe nakukuutira nga ŋŋenda e Makedoniya oziyize abantu baleme kuyigiriza njigiriza ndala. 41:4 a 1Ti 4:7; Tit 1:14 b 1Ti 6:4Bagambe balekeraawo okwemalira ku nfumo, ne ku kulondoola enkalala empanvu ez’amannya g’abajjajja. Ebyo byongera mpaka, mu kifo ky’okuyigiriza abantu ebya Katonda ebiri mu kukkiriza. 51:5 a 2Ti 2:22 b 2Ti 1:5Kye tugenderera mu kiragiro kino, kwe kwagala okuva mu mutima omulongoofu, n’omwoyo omulungi, n’okukkiriza okutaliimu bukuusa. 6Ebyo abantu abamu babivaako ne badda mu mpaka ezitaliimu mugaso. 7Beefuula bayigiriza b’amateeka ga Katonda, songa tebategeera bye boogera, wadde bye bakakasa. 81:8 Bar 7:12Tumanyi ng’amateeka malungi, omuntu bw’agakozesa mu ngeri entuufu. 91:9 Bag 3:19Tusaanye tutegeere nga Amateeka tegaateekerwawo batuukirivu, wabula gaateekerwawo bamenyi baago na bajeemu, aboonoonyi, n’abatatya Katonda, n’abatali batukuvu, n’abagwenyufu, abatta bakitaabwe ne bannyaabwe, era n’abatta abantu abalala, 101:10 2Ti 4:3; Tit 1:9n’abenzi, n’abalya ebisiyaga, abagula n’abatunda abaddu, abalimba n’abalayirira obwereere, ne bonna abatakkiriziganya na njigiriza ntuufu, 111:11 Bag 2:7ng’Enjiri ey’ekitiibwa kya Katonda atenderezebwa, gye yankwasa bw’eri.

Okwebaza Katonda olw’Ekisa kye

121:12 Baf 4:13Neebaza Kristo Yesu Mukama waffe eyampa amaanyi ag’okumuweereza. Mwebaza kubanga yalaba nga nsaanira, n’ankwasa omulimu gwe. 131:13 a Bik 8:3 b Bik 26:9Newaakubadde ng’edda namwogerangako bubi, ne mmuyigganya era ne mmuvuma, kyokka yansaasira, kubanga ebyo nabikolanga mu butamanya nga sinnaba kumukkiriza. 141:14 a Bar 5:20 b 2Ti 1:13Naye Mukama waffe yankwatirwa ekisa kingi n’ampa okukkiriza kungi, era n’okwagala kwe tufunira mu Kristo Yesu. 151:15 1Ti 3:1; 2Ti 2:11; Tit 3:8Ekigambo kino kituufu, kisaanye okukkiriza, ekigamba nti Kristo Yesu yajja mu nsi okulokola aboonoonyi. Mu bo nze mwonoonyi asookera ddala. 161:16 nny 13Katonda kyeyava ansaasira, Kristo Yesu alyoke ayoleseze mu nze, omwonoonyi asingira ddala okugumiikiriza kwe okutakoma, era mbeere ekyokulabirako eri abo abalimukkiriza ne bafuna obulamu obutaggwaawo. 171:17 a Kub 15:3 b Bak 1:15 c Bar 11:36Kabaka ow’olubeerera, atafa era atalabika, Katonda omu yekka, agulumizibwenga, emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.

181:18 a 1Ti 4:14 b 2Ti 2:3Mwana wange Timoseewo, nkukubiriza ojjukire ebigambo bya bannabbi bye baakwogerako edda, olyoke olwane olutalo n’obuzira, 191:19 1Ti 6:21ng’okukkiriza, n’omwoyo omulungi, bye byokulwanyisa byo. Kubanga abalala abagaana okuba n’omwoyo ogwo omulungi bafiirwa okukkiriza kwabwe. 201:20 a 2Ti 2:17 b 2Ti 4:14 c 1Ko 5:5Mu abo mwe muli Kumenayo ne Alegezanda be n’awaayo eri Setaani bayige obutavumanga Katonda.