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ΒΆ REMIND all to be obedient and submissive to princes and governors and to be ready for every good work,
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And not to speak evil against any man, and not to be quarrelsome;
but to be meek, in every respect showing gentleness to all men.
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For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, misled, and serving various lusts and passions, living in malice and envy, hated and also hating one another.
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But after the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour was manifested,
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Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
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Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
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That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs to the hope of eternal life.
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This is a true saying, and these things I want you to constantly affirm, so that those who believe in God may be careful to do good works continually.
These things are good and profitable to men.
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ΒΆ But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and the theological arguments of the scribes, for they are unprofitable and vain.
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After you have admonished the heretic once or twice, shun him,
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Knowing that he who is such is corrupt;
he sins and condemns himself.
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When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you;
endeavor to come to me at Nicopolis;
for I have decided to winter there.
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See that Zenas, the scribe, and Apollos are given a good farewell on their journey, that they lack nothing.
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And let our people be taught to do good works in times of emergency, that they be not unfruitful.
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All who are with me salute you.
Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all.
Amen.