1:1-Paul, an apostle
of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ,
which is our hope;
1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace,
from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
1:3 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,
1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith. So do.
1:5 Now the end (original Greek 'to set
out for a definite end, whole purpose') of
the commandment is charity (original Greek
'love') out of
a pure heart and of a
good conscience and of faith unfeigned (not
a fraud, not hypocritical).
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what
they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1:9 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.
1:10 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;
1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that
he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:
but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and
love which is in Christ Jesus. (Family
Notes says "this shows that faith and love have their ground only in
the union of the soul with Christ" – the source that flows to us ... Alford)
(Matthew Henrys Concise Commentary "the Son of God, who once died
on the cross, now reigns upon the throne of glory, to save all that come
to God through him" -Galatians 3:26)
1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the
prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a
1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience which some having put away
concerning faith have made shipwreck.
1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto
Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for
2:2 for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead
a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
2:4 who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all,
to be testified in due time.
2:9 In like
manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness
and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
2:10 But which becometh women professing godliness with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach,
nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in
3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having
his children in subjection (they are not unruly )
with all gravity (gravity
– his children
respectfully and happily fit in with the parents wishes, because they have
been taught and adhere to a character that exhibits dignity of manner);
3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children
and their own houses well.
3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon
well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to
behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God,
the pillar and ground of the truth.
3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God
was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached
unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith (faith meaning,
conviction of the truth of anything, such as conviction or belief respecting
man's relationships, both with God and each other),
giving heed to seducing (how?)
spirits and doctrines
4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with
a hot iron.
4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little; but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which
is to come.
4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust
in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that
4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be
thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity,
in spirit, in faith, in purity.