11Let all who are under a yoke as slavesa regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, 2so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.
Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are 3brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. 4Teach and urge these things.
If anyone 5teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with 6the soundb words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching 7that accords with godliness,
48he is puffed up with conceit and 9understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for 10controversy and for 11quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,
and constant friction among people 12who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, 13imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
Now there is great gain in 14godliness 15with contentment,