1 Remind them to be subject to principalities and authorities, to obey rule, unto every good work to be ready,
2 of no one to speak evil, not to be quarrelsome -- gentle, showing all meekness to all men,
3 for we were once -- also we -- thoughtless, disobedient, led astray, serving desires and pleasures manifold , in malice and envy living, odious -- hating one another;
4 and when the kindness and the love to men of God our Saviour did appear
5 (not by works that are in righteousness that we did but according to His kindness,) He did save us, through a bathing of regeneration, and a renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6 which He poured upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
7 that having been declared righteous by His grace, heirs we may become according to the hope of life age-during.
8 Stedfast is the word; and concerning these things I counsel you to affirm fully, that they may be thoughtful, to be leading in good works -- who have believed God; these are the good and profitable things to men,
9 and foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about law, stand away from -- for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A sectarian man, after a first and second admonition be rejecting,
11 having known that he has been subverted who is such, and does sin, being self-condemned.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis, for there to winter I have determined.
13 Zenas the lawyer and Apollos bring diligently on their way, that nothing to them may be lacking,
14 and let them learn -- ours also -- to be leading in good works to the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
15 Salute you do all those with me; salute those loving us in faith; the grace is with you all!