1 Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be not contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men. 3 For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. 4 But when the kindness of :God our Savior, and his :love to man, appeared, 5 not by :works which WE did in righteousness, but according to his :mercy he saved us, through a washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our :Savior; 7 that, being justified by his :grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 Faithful the saying, and concerning these I desire that thou affirm confidently, so that they who have believed God be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable for :men: 9 but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 A factious man after one admonition and a second refuse; 11 knowing that the such is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, give diligence to come unto me to Nicopolis: for there have I determined to winter. 13 Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos diligently, that nothing be wanting to them. 14 And let :our people also learn to maintain good works for the necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
15 All those with me greet thee. Greet them that love us in faith.
The grace be with you all.