Tagalog Contemporary Bible

1 Timoteo 1:1-20

1Mula kay Pablo na apostol ni Cristo Jesus ayon sa utos ng Dios na ating Tagapagligtas at ni Cristo Jesus na ating pag-asa.

2Mahal kong Timoteo, tunay kong anak sa pananampalataya:

Sumaiyo nawa ang biyaya, awa at kapayapaang galing sa Dios Ama at kay Cristo Jesus na ating Panginoon.

Babala sa mga Maling Aral

3Gaya ng ibinilin ko sa iyo noong papunta ako sa Macedonia, manatili ka muna riyan sa Efeso para patigilin ang ilang tao riyan na nagtuturo ng maling doktrina. 4Pagsabihan mo rin sila na huwag pag-aksayahan ng panahon ang mga walang kabuluhang alamat at ang pagsasaliksik sa kung sinu-sino ang mga ninuno nila. Nagdudulot lang ng pagtatalo-talo ang mga bagay na ito. Hindi ito makakatulong para malaman nila ang kalooban ng Dios. Malalaman lang natin ito sa pamamagitan ng pananampalataya. 5Ang layunin ng utos kong ito ay magmahalan sila. At magagawa lang nila ito kung malinis ang kanilang puso at konsensya, at kung tunay ang pananampalataya nila. 6May ilang tumalikod na sa mga bagay na ito, at bumaling sa walang kwentang pakikipagtalo. 7Gusto nilang maging tagapagturo ng Kautusan, pero hindi naman nila nauunawaan ang mga sinasabi nila, ni ang mga bagay na pilit nilang pinaniniwalaan.

8Alam nating mabuti ang Kautusan kung ginagamit ito sa wastong paraan. 9Dapat nating alalahanin na hindi ibinigay ang Kautusan para sa mga matuwid kundi para sa mga lumalabag sa batas, suwail, ayaw kumilala sa Dios, makasalanan, walang hilig sa kabanalan, lapastangan, pumapatay sa sariling magulang, at mga mamamatay-tao. 10Ang Kautusan ay ibinigay din para sa mga gumagawa ng sekswal na imoralidad, mga nakikipagtalik sa kapwa lalaki, kidnaper, sinungaling at tumetestigo nang hindi totoo, at sa sinumang sumasalungat sa tamang aral 11na naaayon sa Magandang Balita ng1:11 sa Magandang Balita ng: o, sa Magandang Balita tungkol sa. dakila at mapagpalang Dios. Ipinagkatiwala sa akin Ang Magandang Balitang ito para ipahayag.

Pasasalamat sa Awa ng Dios

12Nagpapasalamat ako kay Cristo Jesus na ating Panginoon na nagbigay sa akin ng lakas na maglingkod sa kanya, dahil itinuring niya akong mapagkakatiwalaan. Kaya nga pinili niya akong maglingkod sa kanya, 13kahit na nilapastangan ko siya noong una. Bukod pa riyan, inusig at nilait ko ang mga sumasampalataya sa kanya. Ngunit kinaawaan ako ng Dios, dahil ginawa ko ito noong hindi pa ako sumasampalataya sa kanya at hindi ko alam ang ginagawa ko. 14Sadyang napakalaki ng biyayang ipinagkaloob sa akin ng ating Panginoon, pati na ang pag-ibig at pananampalataya, na napasaatin dahil kay Cristo Jesus. 15Ito ang katotohanang dapat tanggapin at paniwalaan ng lahat: naparito si Cristo Jesus sa mundo para iligtas ang mga makasalanan. At ako ang pinakamakasalanan sa lahat. 16Ngunit kinaawaan ako ng Dios para maipakita ni Jesu-Cristo sa pamamagitan ko kung gaano siya katiyaga sa mga makasalanan. Magsisilbing halimbawa ang ginawa ni Cristo sa akin para sa iba na sasampalataya sa kanya na pagkakalooban niya ng buhay na walang hanggan. 17Purihin at dakilain magpakailanman ang Haring walang hanggan at walang kamatayan – ang di-nakikita at nag-iisang Dios. Amen.

18Timoteo, anak ko, ibinibilin ko sa iyo na huwag mong kalimutan ang sinabi noon ng mga propeta tungkol sa iyo, para magawa mong makipaglaban nang mabuti sa mga sumasalungat sa katotohanan. 19Ingatan mo ang pananampalataya mo at panatilihin mong malinis ang konsensya mo. May mga taong hindi nakinig sa konsensya nila, at dahil dito, sinira nila ang kanilang pananampalataya. 20Kabilang na rito sina Hymeneus at Alexander na ipinaubaya ko na kay Satanas para maturuang huwag lumapastangan sa Dios.

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.