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1 Timothy 1

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

To 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

As 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 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.

We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We 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, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

The Lord’s Grace to Paul

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

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But 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. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The Charge to Timothy Renewed

18 Timothy, 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, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

1 Timotheo 1:1-20

11:1 Tit 1:3; Kol 1:27Paulo, mtume wa Kristo Yesu kwa amri ya Mungu Mwokozi wetu na ya Kristo Yesu tumaini letu.

21:2 Mdo 16:1; 1Kor 4:17; 1The 2:11Kwa Timotheo, mwanangu halisi katika imani:

Neema, rehema na amani itokayo kwa Mungu Baba na kwa Kristo Yesu Bwana wetu.

Maonyo Dhidi Ya Walimu Wa Uongo

31:3 Mdo 18:19; Gal 1:6, 7Kama nilivyokusihi wakati nilipokwenda Makedonia, endelea kubaki Efeso, ili kwamba upate kuwaagiza watu wasiendelee kufundisha mafundisho ya uongo 41:4 1Tim 4:7; 2Tim 4:4; 1Tim 6:4wala wasitoe muda wao kwa hadithi za kubuniwa na orodha za majina ya vizazi visivyo na mwisho, ambazo huchochea mabishano badala ya mpango wa Mungu utokanao na imani. 51:5 2Tim 2:22; 1:5Kusudi la maagizo haya ni upendo utokao katika moyo safi, dhamiri njema na imani ya kweli. 61:6 1Tim 6:4, 20Watu wengine wamepotoka kutoka haya na kugeukia majadiliano yasiyo na maana kwa kuwa, 71:7 Efe 4:11; Ay 38:2wanataka kuwa walimu wa sheria, lakini hawajui mambo yale wanayosema wala hayo wanayoyatumainia kwa uthabiti.

81:8 Rum 7:12Tunajua kwamba sheria ni njema ikiwa inatumika kwa halali kama ilivyokusudiwa. 91:9 Gal 3:19; 5:23Lakini tunajua ya kuwa sheria si kwa ajili ya wenye haki, bali kwa ajili ya wavunja sheria na waasi, kwa ajili ya wasiomcha Mungu na wenye dhambi, wasio watakatifu na wanaokufuru; kwa wale wawauao baba zao au mama zao, kwa wauaji, 101:10 1Tim 6:3; 2Tim 1:13kwa wazinzi na wahanithi, kwa wale wauzao watu, na kwa waongo na waapao kwa uongo, na kwa chochote kingine kilicho kinyume na mafundisho ya kweli, 111:11 1The 2:4ambayo yanakubaliana na Injili ya utukufu wa Mungu anayehimidiwa, ambayo mimi nimewekewa amana.

Neema Ya Mungu Kwa Paulo

121:12 Flp 4:13Namshukuru Kristo Yesu Bwana wetu, aliyenitia nguvu, kwa sababu aliniona mwaminifu, akaniteua kwa kazi yake. 131:13 Mdo 8:3; 26:9Ingawa wakati fulani nilikuwa mwenye kukufuru, mtesaji na mwenye jeuri, lakini nilipata rehema kwa sababu nilitenda hivyo kwa kutojua na kutoamini kwangu. 141:14 Rum 5:20; 2Tim 1:13Neema ya Bwana wetu ilimiminwa juu yangu kwa wingi, ikiambatana na imani na upendo ulio katika Kristo Yesu.

151:15 1Tim 4:9; 2Tim 2:11Msemo huu ni wa kweli na unaostahili kukubalika, usemao kwamba: Kristo Yesu alikuja ulimwenguni kuokoa wenye dhambi, ambao mimi ndiye niliye mbaya kuliko wote. 161:16 1Tim 1:13; Rum 2:4; Yn 3:15; Mt 25:46Lakini kwa sababu hiyo nilipata rehema, ili katika mimi, niliyekuwa mwenye dhambi kuliko wote, Kristo Yesu apate kuonyesha uvumilivu wake usio na kikomo, ili niwe kielelezo kwa wale watakaomwamini na wapate uzima wa milele. 171:17 Ufu 15:3; Kol 1:15; Rum 11:36Basi Mfalme wa milele, asiye na mwisho, asiyeonekana, aliye Mungu pekee, apewe heshima na utukufu milele na milele. Amen.

181:18 1Tim 4:14; 2Tim 4:7Mwanangu Timotheo, ninakupa agizo hili, kwa kadiri ya maneno ya unabii yaliyosemwa kukuhusu, ili kwa kuyafuata upate kupigana vita vizuri, 191:19 1Tim 6:21; Mdo 23:1; 1Tim 6:21; 2Tim 2:18ukiishikilia imani na dhamiri njema, ambazo wengine wamevikataa, na hivyo wakaangamia kwa habari ya imani yao. 201:20 2Tim 2:17; 4:14; 1Kor 5:5Miongoni mwao wako Himenayo na Aleksanda, ambao nimemkabidhi Shetani ili wafundishwe wasije wakakufuru.