1Timothy 1:8-11 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
‘That the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers.’
Fifteen classes the Law was made for: The lawless [Greek: anomos] contempt for law; no rule of moral conduct. Translated “lawless” (1Tim. 1:9); “without law” (1Cor. 9:21); “unlawful” (2Pet. 2:8); “transgressor” (Mark 15:28; Luke 22:37); and “wicked” (Acts 2:23; 2Thess. 2:8). The disobedient [Greek: anupotaktos] is not under subjection; undisciplined. Translated “disobedient” (1Tim. 1:9); “not put under” (Heb. 2:8); and “unruly” (Tit. 1:6, 10). The ungodly [Greek: asebes] irreligious (1Tim. 1:9; 1Pet. 4:18; 2Pet. 2:5; 3:7; Jude 1:4, 15). The sinners [Greek: hamartolos] that transgress the law. Translated “sinner” 41 times and “sinful” (Mark 8:38; Luke 5:8; 24:7; Rom. 7:13). The unholy [Greek: anosios] totally depraved; the utter opposite of holiness within and without. The profane [Greek: bebelos] are those that are not fit to attend public worship (1Tim. 1:9; 4:7; 6:20; 2Tim. 2:16; Heb. 12:16). The patricides [Greek: patraloas] are those who strike or slay their father. The matricides [Greek: metraloas] are those who strike or slay their mother. The murderers [Greek: androphonois] are those who take any human life contrary to law. The whoremongers [Greek: pornois] prostitutes. Sexual perverts [Greek: arsenokoitais] are those guilty of unnatural sexual practices. Menstealers [Greek: andrapodistais] kidnappers; are those who steal or kidnap people and sell and buy them in human trafficking. Liars [Greek: pseustais] say things are for truth what is known to be false (1Tim. 1:10; John 8:44-45; Rom. 3:4; Tit. 1:12; 1Jn. 1:10; 2:4, 22; 4:20; 5:10). Perjurers [Greek: epiorkois those who lie under oath. Those guilty of any vice contrary to sound doctrine (1Tim. 1:10; Gal. 5:21).
‘Blessed God’ – Only here and in 1Timothy 6:15 is the word blessed [Greek: Makarios, happy; cp. Matt. 5:3-11) applied to God.