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1 Timothy by World English Bible

1 Timothy is a thought-provoking letter that offers valuable insight into the early Christian church. Written by the apostle Paul, this epistle addresses important issues such as leadership within the church, the roles of men and women, and the importance of sound doctrine.

Throughout the letter, Paul emphasizes the importance of maintaining order and discipline within the church. He instructs Timothy on how to appoint qualified leaders and how to handle false teachers who are causing division within the congregation. Paul also addresses the roles of men and women in the church, emphasizing the need for women to learn quietly and submit to male authority.

One of the key themes of this letter is the importance of sound doctrine. Paul warns against false teachings and urges Timothy to guard the faith and maintain a pure heart. He also addresses practical matters such as the treatment of widows, the care of elders, and the proper behavior of slaves.

Overall, 1 Timothy is a valuable resource for understanding the early Christian church and the challenges it faced. Paul's wisdom and guidance continue to be relevant for Christians today, making this epistle a valuable addition to any reader's study of the New Testament.

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From with slight reformatting by Martin Ward.

Book 54 1 Timothy 001:001 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope; 001:002 to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 001:003 As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might charge certain men not to teach a different doctrine, 001:004 neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith 001:005 but the end of the charge is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith; 001:006 from which things some, having missed the mark, have turned aside to vain talking; 001:007 desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm. 001:008 But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully, 001:009 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 001:010 for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine; 001:011 according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust... Continue reading book >>

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