Other instructions and directions for life and doctrine.
1 Admonish them to be subject to princes, and powers, to obey at a word,
to be ready to every good work:
2 To speak evil of no man, not to be litigious, but modest, shewing all
meekness towards all men.
3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves
to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But when the goodness and kindness of our Savior, God, appeared:
5 *Not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his
mercy he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost,
6 Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ, our
7 That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs according to hope
of life everlasting.
8 It is a faithful saying: and concerning these things I will have thee
to affirm earnestly: that they who believe in God, may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable
9 *But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings
about the law: for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid:
11 Knowing that he that is such an one, is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned by his own judgment.
12 When I shall send to thee Artemas or Tychicus, make haste to come unto
me to Nicopolis: for there I have determined to winter.
13 Send forward Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollo, carefully, that nothing
be wanting to them.
14 And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses:
that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me, salute thee: salute them that love us in the faith.
The grace of God be with you all. Amen.
5: 2 Timothy i. 9.
9: 1 Timothy i. 4. and iv. 7.; 2 Timothy ii. 23.