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1Sha’ul, an emissary of יהושע Messiah, according to a command of Elohim our Saviour, and of the Master יהושע Messiah, our expectation,
2to Timothy, a genuine child in the belief: Favour, compassion, peace from Elohim our Father and יהושע Messiah our Master.
3As I appealed to you when I went into Makedonia, to remain in Ephesos, in order to command some not to teach differently,
4nor to pay attention to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than an administration of Elohim which is in belief.
5Now the goal of this command is love from a clean heart, from a good conscience and a sincere belief,
6which some, having missed the goal, turned aside to senseless talk,
7wishing to be teachers of Torah, understanding neither what they say nor concerning what they strongly affirm.
8And we know that the Torah is good if one uses it legitimately,
9knowing this: that Torah is not laid down for a righteous being, but for the lawless and unruly, for the wicked and for sinners, for the wrong-doers and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
10for those who whore, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and for whatever else that is contrary to sound teaching,
11according to the esteemed Good News of the blessed Elohim which was entrusted to me.
12And I thank Messiah יהושע our Master who empowered me, because He counted me trustworthy, putting me into service,
13me, although I was formerly a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an insulter. But compassion was shown me because being ignorant I did it in unbelief.
14And the favour of our Master was exceedingly increased, with belief and love which are in Messiah יהושע.
15Trustworthy is the word and worthy of all acceptance, that Messiah יהושע came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost.
16But because of this I received compassion, so that in me first, יהושע Messiah might display all patience, as an example to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
17Now to the Sovereign of the ages, incorruptible, invisible, to Elohim who alone is wise, be respect and esteem forever and ever. Amĕn.
18This charge I entrust to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you might wage the good campaign,
19having belief and a good conscience, which some have thrust aside and suffered shipwreck concerning their belief.
20Among these are Humenaios and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan, in order to be taught not to blaspheme.
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