1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the authority of God our Savior and Christ Jesus our hope,
2 to Timothy, beloved son in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 Now I asked you to remain at Ephesus, while I went into Macedonia, so that you would speak strongly against certain ones who have been teaching a different way,
4 against those who have been paying attention to fables and endless genealogies. These things present questions as if they were greater than the edification that is of God, which is in faith.
5 Now the goal of instruction is charity from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith.