The saying is 1trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful 2to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
But 3avoid foolish 4controversies, 5genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for 6they are unprofitable and worthless.
As for a person who stirs up division, 7after warning him once and then twice, 8have nothing more to do with him,
knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
When I send Artemas or 9Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me 10at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and 11Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.
And let our people learn 12to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not 13be unfruitful.
All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. 14Grace be with you all.