11Allwho are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their ownmasters as worthy of allhonorso2that the name of God and our doctrine will not be aspokenagainst.
2Those who havebelievers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are 3brethren, but must serve them all the more, becausethose who bpartake of the benefit are believers and beloved. 4Teach and cpreachthese principles.
3Ifanyone5advocates a differentdoctrine and does not dagree with 6soundwords, those of our LordJesusChrist, and with the doctrine7conforming to godliness,
he is 8conceited and understandsnothing; but he ehas a morbidinterest in 9controversialquestions and 10disputesaboutwords, out of whichariseenvy, strife, abusivelanguage, evilsuspicions,
and constantfriction between 11men of depravedmind and deprived of the truth, who 12suppose that fgodliness is a means of gain.
613But godliness actually is a means of 14greatgain when accompanied by 15contentment.
For 16we have broughtnothing into the world, so we cannottakeanything out of it either.
If we 17havefood and covering, with these we shall be content.
918But those who want to getrichfall into temptation and 19a snare and manyfoolish and harmfuldesireswhichplungemen into ruin and destruction.
For 20the love of money is a root of allgsorts of evil, and some by longing for it have 21wanderedaway from the faith and piercedthemselves with manygriefs.
But 22flee from thesethings, you 23man of God, and pursuerighteousness, godliness, 24faith, 25love, hperseverance and gentleness.
1226Fight the goodfight of 27faith; 28takehold of the eternallife29to which you were called, and you made the good30confession in the presence of 31manywitnesses.
1332I charge you in the presence of God, who igiveslife to allthings, and of 33ChristJesus, who testified the 34goodconfession35beforePontiusPilate,
that you keep the commandmentwithoutstain or reproachuntil the 36appearing of our LordJesusChrist,
15which He will jbring about at 37the propertime -He who is 38the blessed and 39onlySovereign, 40the King of kkings and 41Lord of llords,
1642who alonepossessesimmortality and 43dwells in unapproachablelight, 44whomnoman has seenorcansee. 45To Him be honor and eternaldominion! Amen.
17Instructthose who are rich in 46thispresentworld47not to be conceitedor to 48fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, 49who richlysupplies us with allthings to enjoy.
Instruct them to dogood, to be rich in 50goodmworks, 51to be generous and ready to share,
1952storing up for themselves the treasure of a goodfoundation for the future, so that they may 53takehold of that which is lifeindeed.
20O54Timothy, guard55what has been entrusted to you, avoiding56worldly and emptychatter and the opposingarguments of what is falselycalled"knowledge "-
21whichsome have professed and thus 57goneastraynfrom 58the faith. 59Grace be with you.