Modern Literal Version
 Modern Literal Version
[1 Timothy 1]


     1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the commandment of God our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, our hope; 1:2 to Timothy, my genuine child in the faith: grace, mercy, peace, from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.


     1:3 As I encouraged you to remain in Ephesus, when I was going into Macedonia, that* you might command some not to teach a different teaching, 1:4 nor to give-heed to fables and unending genealogies, which provide more debates, rather than a stewardship of God which is in faith. 1:5 But the end of the command is love* out of a clean heart and a good conscience and faith without hypocrisy; 1:6 from which things some have missed the target, having turned aside to vain-talking; 1:7 wishing to be teachers of the law, but not perceiving what they say, nor the thingsconcerning what they confidently confirm. 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if anyone uses it lawfully. 1:9 Knowing this, that law is not {F} laid down for a righteous one, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for killers of their fathers and killers of their mothers, for murderers, 1:10 for fornicators, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for those who swear-falsely and if any other thing that lays in opposition to the sound*teaching; 1:11 according to the good-news of the glory of the gracious God, with which I was entrusted.


     1:12 And I have gratitude to him, Christ Jesus our Lord, who empowered me, because he deemed me faithful, placing me into his ministry; 1:13 even though I was a former blasphemer and a persecutor and insolent; but I was shown-mercy, because I did it in unbelief, being ignorant; 1:14and the grace of our Lord increased excessively with faith and love* which is in Christ Jesus. 1:15Faithful is the saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am foremost. 1:16 But because of this, I was shown-mercy, that* in me asforemost, Jesus Christ might show all his longsuffering, for a pattern of those who are afterwardabout to believe on him to eternal life. 1:17 Now to the King eternal, incorruptible, unseen, the only wise God, is honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.


     1:18 I intrust this command to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophesies which led the way to you, that* you may battle the good warfare by them; 1:19 holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust it away, are shipwrecked concerning the faith; 1:20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I gave to the Adversary, that* they might be disciplined not to blaspheme.


    {Footnotes: Please read the Preface. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the Appendix. These word are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *for is different from for* is different from for. 1Ti 1:9- Or: destined. More study helps at http://www.ChristianLibrary.org/greek-ref.}



Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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