1 Timothy 1:1-2
I, Paul, write to you, Timothy. May you be blessed by God and Christ Jesus with their kindness and mercy.
Defend and promote the true Christian doctrine. Teach it and live by it. Also I instruct you how to strengthen the congregation, which upholds the truth.
I instruct you how people should conduct themselves who belong to God's family and who uphold the truth.
Take heed that you conduct yourself well and that you teach the true doctrine.
I instruct you how to act toward various groups in the church.
Live according to the Christian doctrine and complete what I have commanded.