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1 Timothy 1:1-20

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Saviour 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 practising 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 honour 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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

1 Timotheo 1:1-20

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.