1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our
Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2. Unto Timothy,
my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father
and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into
Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other
doctrine, 4. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies,
which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in
faith: so do.
5. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and
of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6. From which some
having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7. Desiring to
be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor
whereof they affirm.
8. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9.