Put them in mind to be asubject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, bto be ready to every good work,
2 To cspeak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 dNot by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by ethe washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 fWhich he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But gavoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick hafter the first and second admonition ireject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, jbeing condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or kTychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter. 13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and lApollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them. 14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be mnot unfruitful. 15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.