Remind people to submit to the government and its officials, to obey them, to be ready to do any honorable kind of work,
to slander no one, to avoid quarrelling, to be friendly, and to behave gently towards everyone.
For at one time, we too were foolish and disobedient, deceived and enslaved by a variety of passions and pleasures. We spent our lives in evil and envy; people hated us, and we hated each other.
But when the kindness and love for mankind of God our Deliverer was revealed,
he delivered us. It was not on the ground of any righteous deeds we had done, but on the ground of his own mercy. He did it by means of the mikveh of rebirth and the renewal brought about by the Ruach HaKodesh,
whom he poured out on us generously through Yeshua the Messiah, our Deliverer.