Nowe the spirite speaketh euidently, that in the latter tymes some shall depart from the fayth, geuing heede vnto spirites of errour, & doctrines of deuyls,
Which speake false in hypocrisie, hauyng their conscience seared with an hotte iron:
Forbidding to marrie [& commaunding] to abstayne from meates whiche God hath created to be receaued with geuing thankes, of them whiche beleue, and knowe the trueth.
For euery creature of God [is] good, and nothyng to be refused, yf it be receaued with thankes geuyng.
For it is sanctified by the worde of God and prayer.
Yf thou put the brethren in remembraunce of these thynges, thou shalt be a good minister of Iesus Christ, which hast ben norysshed vp in the wordes of fayth and of good doctrine, which thou hast continually folowed.
But cast away prophane & old wiues fables: Exercise thy selfe rather vnto godlynesse.
For bodyly exercise profiteth litle: but godlinesse is profitable vnto all thinges, hauing promise of the lyfe that is nowe, and of that which is to come.
[This is] a sure saying, & by all meanes worthy to be receaued.
For therfore we both labour, and suffer rebuke, because we haue hoped in the lyuyng God, whiche is the sauiour of all men, specially of those that beleue.
These thynges commaunde & teache.
Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou a paterne of the beleuers, in worde, in conuersation, in loue, in spirite, in fayth, in chastitie.
Tyll I come geue attendaunce to readyng, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Despise not the gyfte that is in thee, which was geuen thee through prophesie, with the laying on of handes by the auctoritie of the eldership.
Haue a care of these thinges, and geue thy selfe vnto them, that it may be seene howe thou profitest in all thynges.
Take heede vnto thy selfe, and vnto doctrine, and continue therein: For in doying this, thou shalt both saue thy selfe, and them that heare thee.