But you, man of God,1 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,2 faith, love,3 endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight4 of the faith. Take hold of5 the eternal life6 to which you were called when you made your good confession7 in the presence of many witnesses.
In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate8 made the good confession,9 I charge you1014
to keep this command without spot or blame11 until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,1215
which God will bring about in his own time13--God, the blessed14 and only Ruler,15 the King of kings and Lord of lords,1616
who alone is immortal17 and who lives in unapproachable light,18 whom no one has seen or can see.19 To him be honor and might forever. Amen.20