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2nd Thessalonians 3

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

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Chapter 1

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Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to a command of God our Saviour, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our hope,

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to Timotheus -- genuine child in faith: Grace, kindness, peace, from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord,

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according as I did exhort thee to remain in Ephesus -- I going on to Macedonia -- that thou mightest charge certain not to teach any other thing,

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nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith: --

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And the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned,

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from which certain, having swerved, did turn aside to vain discourse,

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willing to be teachers of law, not understanding either the things they say, nor concerning what they asseverate,

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and we have known that the law is good, if any one may use it lawfully;

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having known this, that for a righteous man law is not set, but for lawless and insubordinate persons, ungodly and sinners, impious and profane, parricides and matricides, men-slayers,

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whoremongers, sodomites, men-stealers, liars, perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that to sound doctrine is adverse,

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according to the good news of the glory of the blessed God, with which I was entrusted.

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And I give thanks to him who enabled me -- Christ Jesus our Lord -- that he did reckon me stedfast, having put me to the ministration,

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who before was speaking evil, and persecuting, and insulting, but I found kindness, because, being ignorant, I did it in unbelief,

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and exceedingly abound did the grace of our Lord, with faith and love that is in Christ Jesus:

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stedfast is the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners -- first of whom I am;

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but because of this I found kindness, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern of those about to believe on him to life age-during:

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and to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only wise God, is honour and glory -- to the ages of the ages! Amen.

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This charge I commit to thee, child Timotheus, according to the prophesies that went before upon thee, that thou mayest war in them the good warfare,

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having faith and a good conscience, which certain having thrust away, concerning the faith did make shipwreck,

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of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I did deliver to the Adversary, that they might be instructed not to speak evil.

1st Timothy 2

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