1Now the Spiritspeakethexpressly,thatin the lattertimessome shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducingspirits,anddoctrines of devils;2
Speaking liesinhypocrisy;havingtheirconscience seared with a hot iron ;
3Forbidding to marry , and commanding to abstain frommeats,whichGod hath createdto be receivedwiththanksgiving of them which believeandknow the truth.4Foreverycreature of God is good,andnothing to be refused, if it be receivedwiththanksgiving:5For it is sanctifiedby the word of Godandprayer.6
If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a goodminister of JesusChrist, nourished up in the words of faithand of gooddoctrine,whereunto thou hast attained .
7Butrefuseprofaneand old wives'fables,andexercisethyself rather untogodliness.8Forbodilyexerciseprofitethlittle :abutgodlinessisprofitableunto all things,havingpromise of the life that now is,and of that which is to come .
This is a faithfulsayingandworthy of allacceptation.10Forthereforewebothlabourand suffer reproach , because we trustin the livingGod,whois the Saviour of allmen,specially of those that believe.11
These thingscommandandteach .
12Let no mandespisethyyouth;but be thou an example of the believers,inword,inconversation,incharity,inspirit,infaith,inpurity.13Till I come , give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.14Neglectnot the gift that is inthee,which was giventheebyprophecy,with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.15
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly tothem;thatthyprofitingmayappeartoall.b16
Take heed unto thyself,and unto the doctrine;continue in them:for in doingthis thou shaltbothsavethyself,and them that hearthee.