New Living Translation

1 Timothy 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope.

I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

Warnings against False Teachings

When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations,[a] which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.[b]

The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently.

We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. 10 The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders,[c] liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.

Paul’s Gratitude for God’s Mercy

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13 even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14 Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.

15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.

Timothy’s Responsibility

18 Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles. 19 Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. 20 Hymenaeus and Alexander are two examples. I threw them out and handed them over to Satan so they might learn not to blaspheme God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4a Greek in myths and endless genealogies, which cause speculation.
  2. 1:4b Greek a stewardship of God in faith.
  3. 1:10 Or kidnappers.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

1 Timotiu 1

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

Sí 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

Bí 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 kí 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. Ète àṣẹ náà ni ìfẹ́ ti ń jáde wá láti inú ọkàn mímọ́ àti ẹ̀rí ọkàn rere àti ìgbàgbọ́ àìṣẹ̀tàn. Àwọn ẹlòmíràn ti yapa kúrò tí wọ́n sì yà sápá kan sí ọ̀rọ̀ asán. Wọ́n ń fẹ́ ṣe olùkọ́ òfin; òye ohun tí wọ́n ń wí kò yé wọn tàbí ti ohun tí wọ́n ń fi ìgboyà tẹnumọ́.

Ṣùgbọ́n àwa mọ̀ pé òfin dára, bí ènìyàn bá lò ó dáradára. Bí 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, 10 fún 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. 11 Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìhìnrere ti ògo Ọlọ́run olùbùkún, tí a fi sí ìtọ́jú mi.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Olúwa sí Paulu

12 Mo 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; 13 Bí 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. 14 Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Olúwa wa sì pọ̀ rékọjá pẹ̀lú ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìfẹ́, tí ń bẹ nínú Kristi Jesu.

15 Òtítọ́ 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. 16 Ṣùgbọ́n 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. 17 Ǹjẹ́ fún ọba ayérayé, àìdíbàjẹ́, àìrí, Ọlọ́run kan ṣoṣo, ni ọlá àti ògo wà fún láéláé. Àmín.

18 Àṣẹ 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; 19 Máa ní ìgbàgbọ́ àti ẹ̀rí ọkàn rere. Èyí ti àwọn mìíràn ti mú kúrò lọ́dọ̀ wọn tí wọ́n sì rí ọkàn ìgbàgbọ́ wọn; 20 Nínú 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.