Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ, by the commission of God our sauiour, and Lorde Iesus Christe [whiche is] our hope,
Unto Timothie a natural sonne in the faith: Grace, mercie [and] peace from God our father and Iesus Christe our Lorde.
As I besought thee to abyde styll in Ephesus, when I departed into Macedonia [so do] that thou comaunde some that they teache no other doctrine:
Neither geue heede to fables and endlesse genealogies, whiche breede questions, more then godly edifying which is in fayth.
But the ende of the commaundement, is loue out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, & of fayth vnfaigned.
From the whiche thynges, some hauyng erred, haue tourned vnto vayne ianglyng:
Couetyng to be doctours of the lawe, not vnderstandyng what they speake, neither wherof they affirme.
But we knowe that the lawe is good, yf a man vse it lawfully:
Knowyng this, that the lawe is not geuen vnto a ryghteous man, but vnto the lawlesse and disobedient, to the vngodly and to sinners, to vnholy and vncleane, to murtherers of fathers & murtherers of mothers, to manslears,
To whoremongers, to them that defyle them selues with mankynde, to manstealers, to lyers, to periured, and yf there be any other thyng that is contrarie to wholsome doctrine:
Accordyng to the Gospell of glorie of the blessed God, whiche is committed vnto me.
And I thanke Christ Iesus our Lord whiche hath made me strong: For he counted me faythfull, puttyng [me] into the ministerie,
Beyng a blasphemer, and a persecuter, and an oppressour: But yet I obtayned mercie, because I dyd it ignorauntly in vnbeliefe.
Neuerthelesse, the grace of our Lorde was exceedyng aboundaunt, with faith and loue, which is in Christe Iesus.
This is a faythfull saying, and by all meanes worthy to be receaued, that Christe Iesus came into the worlde to saue synners, of whom I am chiefe.
Notwithstandyng, for this cause was mercie shewed vnto me, that in me the first, Iesus Christe myght shewe all long sufferyng, to the example of them which shoulde beleue on hym to lyfe euerlastyng.
Nowe, vnto the kyng euerlastyng, immortall, inuisible, vnto God onlye wise [be] honour and glorie for euer and euer, Amen.
This commaundement commit I vnto thee sonne Timotheus, accordyng to the prophesies which went before vpon thee, that thou in them shouldest fyght a good fyght:
Hauyng fayth and good conscience, which some hauyng put awaye as concernyng fayth, haue made shipwracke.
Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I haue delyuered vnto Satan, that they maye learne not to blaspheme.