Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do. ]
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.
And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
we might maintain
Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
in the same manner
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
Even so [must their] wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
in the same manner
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
it was made conspicuous
he was made just
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
they will digress
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
of those false-speaking
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
of the laying upon
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
being witnessed of
she raised children
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
they are considered befitting
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
to him bringing about
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
of the laying upon
Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found [me. ]
The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
you be intrinsically enabled
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, [even] unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
it will come into place
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them; ]
you were made sure by
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
you carry to fullness
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
he will duly give
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring [with thee,] and the books, [but] especially the parchments.
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge.
he came to join me
it may be accredited
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
he made conspicuous
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
you might deploy
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
in the same manner
befitting a sacred person
having been made working class
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
[Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters, [and] to please [them] well in all [things;] not answering again;
Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
they might put in order
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace [be] with you all. Amen.
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
of limitless potential
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing [that is] not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
I will message from
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was faithful] in all his house.
And Moses verily [was] faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
of going to be said
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
they will enter
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
But with whom was he grieved forty years? [was it] not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
they will enter
of the things becoming
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest.
they will enter
Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
As he saith also in another [place,] Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
having been listened to
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
those having fled
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;