1 Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the commaundement of God our Sauiour, & Lord Iesus Christ which is our hope,
2 Unto Timothie my own sonne in the Faith: Grace, mercie, and peace from God our Father, and Iesus 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 giue heed to fables, and endlesse genealogies, which minister questions, rather then edifying which is in faith: so doe.
5 Now the end of the commandement is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith vnfained.
6 From which some hauing swarued, haue turned aside vnto vaine iangling,
7 Desiring to bee teachers of the Law, vnderstāding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirme.
8 But we know that the Law is good, if a man vse it lawfully.
9 Knowing this, that the Law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawlesse and disobedient, for the vngodly, and for sinners, for vnholy, and profane, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselues with mankinde, for men-stealers, for liars, for periured 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.
12 And I thanke Christ Iesus our Lord, who hath enabled mee: for that he counted me faithfull, putting me into the Ministerie,
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecuter, and iniurious. But I obtained mercie, because I did it ignorantly, in vnbeliefe.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant, with faith, & loue, which is in Christ Iesus.
15 This is a faithfull saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Iesus came into the world to saue sinners, of whom I am chiefe.
16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Iesus Christ might shew foorth all long suffering, for a paterne to them which should hereafter beleeue on him to life euerlasting.
17 Now vnto þe king eternal, immortall, inuisible, the onely wise God, be honour and glory for euer & euer. Amen.
18 This charge I commit vnto thee, sonne Timothie, according to the prophesies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest warre a good warfare,
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience, which some hauing put away, concerning faith, haue made shipwracke.
20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whome I haue deliuered vnto Satan, that they may learne not to blaspheme.