1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey superiors, to be ready for
every good work,
2 to speak evil of no one, not being a brawler, but fair, showing all meekness to all men.
3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, led astray, enslaved to various
lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He
saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 that being justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those
believing in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable to men.
9 But avoid foolish questionings, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the Law;
for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 Shun a man of heresy after the first and second admonition,
11 knowing that such a person is corrupt and sinning, being self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for
I have decided to spend the winter there.
13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with diligence, that they may
14 And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they
may not be unfruitful.
15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with
you all. Amen.