1 Timothy 1:1-10 

In 1 Timothy 1:1-10 we find the words, law three times, commandment twice, lawfully and lawless once.
bulletThis is not a paraphrase . 
bulletThis is not a translation. 
bulletThis is the author's understanding of what Paul had in mind.
bulletAnd if Paul were here in America giving a talk.
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 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

(1) From: Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, {which is our hope.

(The commandment is in Acts 9:15, But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:)

(2) To: Unto Timothy, {my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, {and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

(3) I repeat the instructions that I gave to you when I was on my way to Macedonia; You are to stay on in Ephesus in order to warn certain people there against the teaching false doctrine.

(4) And tell them to quit busying themselves with interminable quibbling over the spelling or pronunciation of God's name, and other speculations that impede rather that expedite the goals of our faith.

(5) The goal of my command is to promote the love of a pure heart, and of good conscience, and of sincere faith.

(6) Some have neglected this and have spent their time on useless sermons and silly discussions.

(7) They desire to teach the scriptures, but not actually understanding the words they are using, much less the matters they discuss with such assurance.

(8) We know that the law is good, if a man uses it the way it is supposed to be used,

(9) That is with the understanding that it is aimed not at good men, but criminals, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers.


10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

 

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