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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.

Knijga O Kristu

Prva poslanica Timoteju 1

Timoteju, mojemu pravom sinu u vjeri.Neka ti Bog Otac i naš Gospodin Isus Krist podare milost, milosrđe i mir.

Upozorenje na lažne učitelje

Kao što sam te zamolio kad sam odlazio u Makedoniju, ostani u Efezu da zapovjediš onima koji šire pogrešno učenje da to prestanu činiti.

Neka ne trate vrijeme na beskonačna nagađanja o mitovima i rodoslovljima. To više pogoduje prepirkama nego služenju Bogu u vjeri.

Zapovijedam to zato da svi budete puni ljubavi, što dolazi iz čista srca, čiste savjesti i neprijetvorne vjere.

Ali neki su učitelji zastranili i skrenuli u prazno naklapanje.

Htjeli bi biti učitelji Zakona, a ne razumiju ni ono što sami govore i što uporno tvrde.

Znamo da je Zakon dobar kad se njime služi onako kako je to Bog odredio.

Ali Bog ga nije dao zbog ljudi koji čine što je pravedno; on je za zločince i buntovnike, za bezbožnike i grešnike, koji nisu sveti, već svjetovni, za ubojice - čak i vlastitih roditelja,

10 za bludnike, homoseksualce, otmičare, varalice, lašce i sve koji čine što se protivi zdravome učenju

11 slavne Radosne vijesti blaženoga Boga, koji ju je meni povjerio.

Pavlova zahvalnost za Božje milosrđe

12 Silno sam zahvalan našemu Gospodinu Kristu Isusu, koji mi je dao snagu, što me smatrao dostojnim povjerenja i što me je postavio da mu služim

13 iako sam prije bio hulitelj Boga, progonitelj i nasilnik.

14 Kako je milostiv bio naš Gospodin! Posve me ispunio vjerom i ljubavlju u Kristu Isusu.

15 Ova je riječ vjerodostojna i zaslužuje da se prihvati: Krist Isus došao je na svijet spasiti grešnike - a od njih sam najgori bio ja.

16 Bog mi se smilovao da budem primjer kako Krist Isus ima strpljenja i s najgorim grešnicima. Tako će i ostali shvatiti da i oni mogu povjerovati u njega i imati vječni život.

17 Neka je slava i čast Bogu u vijeke vjekova. On je vječni, nevidljivi i besmrtni Kralj; jedini Bog. Amen.

Timotejeva odgovornost

18 Timoteju, sine, stavljam ti na srce zapovijed da se držiš prijašnjih proročanstava koja se odnose na tebe i da se, ravnajući se prema njima, dobro boriš.

19 Čuvaj svoju vjeru u Krista i čistu savjest. Neki su ju okaljali pa su doživjeli brodolom vjere.

20 Među njima su Himenej i Aleksandar. Morao sam ih predati Sotoni da nauče ne huliti Boga.