1 Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade [those who have] authority, that they be quick unto every good work.
2 That [they] speak evil of no one, that [they] not be contentious, [but] gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse 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 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6 which he poured out abundantly in us through Jesus, the Christ, our Saviour;
7 that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 The Word is faithful, and I desire that thou affirm this constantly, that those who have believed God might be careful to conduct themselves in good works. This is good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and debates [concerning] the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject him,
11 knowing that he that is such is subverted and sins, being condemned of his own judgment.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee or Tychicus, procure to come unto me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there.
13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on ahead, procuring that nothing be lacking unto them.
14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they not be unfruitful.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet those that love us in the faith. Grace [be] with you all. Amen.: