men who 1forbidmarriage and advocate 2abstaining from foodswhich3God has created to be 4gratefullyshared in by those who believe and know the truth.
For 5everythingcreated by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is 6received with gratitude;
for it is sanctified by means of 7the word of God and prayer.
In pointing out thesethings to 8the brethren, you will be a good9servant of ChristJesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the a10sounddoctrinewhich you 11have been following.
But bhavenothing to do with 12worldly13fablesfitonly for oldwomen. On the otherhand, disciplineyourself for the purpose of 14godliness;
for 15bodilydiscipline is only of littleprofit, but 16godliness is profitable for allthings, since it 17holdspromise for the 18presentlife and also for the life to come.
919It is a trustworthystatementdeservingfullacceptance.
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed20our hope on 21the livingGod, who is 22the Savior of allmen, especially of believers.
11c23Prescribe and teachthesethings.
1224Let noonelookdown on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, 25love, faith and purity, show yourself 26an exampledof those who believe.
1327Until I come, giveattention to the public 28reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.