1 Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do every good work,
2 to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men.
3 For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
4 When the kindness of God our Savior, and his love toward man, appeared,
5 not by works done in righteousness, which we did, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration restorationspiritual rebirth and renewing renovation of the Holy Spirit.
6 He poured Spirit out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior.
7 Being justified by his grace loving kindness, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
9 You should avoid foolish arguing and dissentions, questioning; and genealogies, and arguing about law, for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A divisive and dissentious man should be admonished, and after two times have nothing to do with that man.
11 You know that man sins and is perverted. He is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, give diligence to come to me at Nicopolis where I will winter.
13 Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey quickly and see that they lack nothing.
14 Help our people learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they are not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.