3As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, (Ga 1:6; 1Ti 6:3; Tit 1:5)4nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship
1. Or good order
 from God that is by faith. (1Ti 4:7; 1Ti 6:4; 2Ti 4:4; Tit 1:14; Tit 3:9; 2Pe 1:16)5The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (Ro 12:9; 2Ti 1:5; 2Ti 2:22; 1Pe 3:16; 1Pe 3:21)6Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, (1Ti 6:21; Tit 1:10)7desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. (Col 2:18; 1Ti 6:4)8Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, (Ro 7:16)9understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, (Ga 5:23)10the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,
1. That is, those who take someone captive in order to sell him into slavery
 liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound
12I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, (Ac 9:22; 2Co 3:6; Php 4:13)13though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, (Ac 3:17; Ac 8:3; 1Co 7:25; 2Co 4:1)14and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (Lu 7:47; Lu 7:50; Ro 5:20; 1Th 1:3)15The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. (Mt 9:13; Joh 3:17; Ro 4:25; 1Co 15:9; 1Ti 3:1; 1Ti 4:9; 2Ti 2:11; Tit 3:8; Re 22:6)16But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.17To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.