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Remind them to be subject to principalities and authorities, to obey rule, unto every good work to be ready,
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of no one to speak evil, not to be quarrelsomegentle, showing all meekness to all men,
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for we were oncealso we — thoughtless, disobedient, led astray, serving desires and pleasures manifold, in malice and envy living, odioushating one another;
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and when the kindness and the love to men of God our Saviour did appear
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(not by works that [are] in righteousness that we did but according to His kindness,) He did save us, through a bathing of regeneration, and a renewing of the Holy Spirit,
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which He poured upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
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that having been declared righteous by His grace, heirs we may become according to the hope of life age-during.
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Stedfast [is] the word;
and concerning these things I counsel thee to affirm fully, that they may be thoughtful, to be leading in good works — who have believed God;
these are the good and profitable things to men,
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and foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about law, stand away from — for they are unprofitable and vain.
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A sectarian man, after a first and second admonition be rejecting,
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having known that he hath been subverted who [is] such, and doth sin, being self-condemned.
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When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis, for there to winter I have determined.
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Zenas the lawyer and Apollos bring diligently on their way, that nothing to them may be lacking,
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and let them learnours also — to be leading in good works to the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
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Salute thee do all those with me;
salute those loving us in faith;
the grace [is] with you all!