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Galatians 4:4-5But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

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1 Timothy chapter 1

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Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, [who is] our hope,
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To Timothy, [my] true child in [the] faith: Grace, mercy [and] peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
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As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,
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nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than [furthering] the administration of God which is by faith.
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But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
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For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
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wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
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But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
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realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
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and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
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according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
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I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,
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even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
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and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are [found] in Christ Jesus.
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It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost [of all].
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Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
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Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, [be] honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
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This command I entrust to you, Timothy, [my] son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,
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keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
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Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy chapter 2

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First of all, then, I urge that entreaties [and] prayers, petitions [and] thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
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for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
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This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
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who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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For there is one God, [and] one mediator also between God and men, [the] man Christ Jesus,
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who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [given] at the proper time.
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For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
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Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
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Likewise, [I want] women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,
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but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
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A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.
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But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
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For it was Adam who was first created, [and] then Eve.
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And [it was] not Adam [who] was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
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But [women] will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

1 Timothy chapter 3

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It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires [to do].
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An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
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not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
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[He must be] one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
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(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
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[and] not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
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And he must have a good reputation with those outside [the church], so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
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Deacons likewise [must be] men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
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[but] holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
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These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
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Women [must] likewise [be] dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
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Deacons must be husbands of [only] one wife, [and] good managers of [their] children and their own households.
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For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
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I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
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but in case I am delayed, [I write] so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
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By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.

1 Timothy chapter 4

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But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
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by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
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[men] who forbid marriage [and advocate] abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
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For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
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for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
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In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, [constantly] nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
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But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;
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for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and [also] for the [life] to come.
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It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.
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For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
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Prescribe and teach these things.
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Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but [rather] in speech, conduct, love, faith [and] purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
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Until I come, give attention to the [public] reading [of Scripture], to exhortation and teaching.
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Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
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Take pains with these things; be [absorbed] in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
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Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.