1 Let those who are under the yoke of servitude hold their masters in all honour, that the name of Aloha and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2 But let not those who have believing masters slight them, because they are their brethren; but serve them the more, because they are believers, and beloved who are refreshed by their ministry. These things teach and require of them.
3 But if there be a man who teacheth other doctrine, and who accedeth not to the healthful words of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha, and to the doctrine of the fear of Aloha,
4 this (is one) who extolleth himself while knowing nothing, but is infirm with disputation and questioning of words, from which are envy, and contention, and evil speaking, and supposition in the evil mind,
5 and conflicts of men whose minds are corrupt and deprived of the truth, and who consider that gain is the fear of Aloha.
6 But thou, remove thyself from them. For our gain is great which is the fear of Aloha, with the use of our sufficiency.
7 For nothing brought we into the world, and we know that nothing we are able to take from it.
8 Therefore sufficient to us are food and raiment.
9 But they who will be rich fall into temptations and snares, and many lusts which befool and injure, and which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
10 For the root of all evil is the love of money; and there are who have coveted it, and from the faith have erred, and have made themselves enter into many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, from these things flee, and follow after righteousness, and after equity, and after faith, and after charity, and after patience, and after meekness.
12 And contend in the good agony of faith, and lay hold of the life which is eternal, unto which thou art called, and hast confessed a good confession before many witnesses.
13 I ATTEST thee before Aloha, who vivifieth all, and Jeshu Meshiha, who witnessed before Pontius Pilatos the good testimony,
14 that thou keep (this) commandment without spot and without blemish, until the manifestation of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha,
15 whom in his time will show Aloha the blessed and only Strong One, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 he who only is incorruptible, and (who) dwelleth in light which no man can approach; whom no man of men hath seen, nor is able to see: to him be honour and power for ever and ever. Amen.
17 The rich of this world instruct, that they be not uplifted in their minds, nor be trustful upon riches which have no security, but upon Aloha the living, who giveth to us all abundantly for our comfort;
18 and that they perform good works, and become rich in welldoings, and be ready to give and to communicate,
19 and lay for themselves a good foundation for that which is to be, that they may lay hold on the true life.
20 O Timothy, watch over that which is confided to thee, and fly from vain words, and the turnings of false knowledge.
21 For they who pursue it err from the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.