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 take-heed to fables and unending genealogies, which provide more debates, rather than a stewardship of God which is in faith. 1:5But the end of the command is love* out of a clean heart and a good conscience and faith without hypocrisy; 1:6 from which some have deviated by having turned aside to vain-talking; 1:7 wishing to be teachers of the law, perceiving neither what they are saying, nor the things concerning what they are confidently confirming. 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 the righteous, 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 perjurers and if any other which lays in opposition to 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 the one who empowered me, namely, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he deemed me faithful, placing me into his service; 1:13 even though I was a former blasphemer and a persecutor and an insolent man; but I was shown-mercy, because I did it being ignorant in unbelief; 1:14 and the grace of our Lord overwhelmed me with the faith and love* which is in Christ Jesus. 1:15 Faithful 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 I was shown-mercy because of this, that* in me as foremost, Jesus Christ might show all his patience, for a pattern of those who areafterward about to believe on him *for eternal life. 1:17 Now to the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible, 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 precedingupon you, that* you may be warring the good warfare by them; 1:19 having faith and a good conscience, which some have thrust away, are shipwrecked concerning the faith; 1:20 of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I gave to Satan, that* they might be disciplined not to blaspheme.


    {Footnotes: Please read the Preface. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the Appendix. These words 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.}



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