- Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work,
- to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men.
- For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
- But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,
- not by works [done] in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
- which he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
- that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
- Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable unto men:
- but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about law;
for they are unprofitable and vain.
- A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
- knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned.
- When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter.
- Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
- And let our [people] also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
- All that are with me salute thee.
Salute them that love us in faith.
Grace be with you all.