In pointing out thesethings to 1the brethren, you will be a good2servant of ChristJesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the a3sounddoctrinewhich you 4have been following.
But bhavenothing to do with 5worldly6fablesfitonly for oldwomen. On the otherhand, disciplineyourself for the purpose of 7godliness;
for 8bodilydiscipline is only of littleprofit, but 9godliness is profitable for allthings, since it 10holdspromise for the 11presentlife and also for the life to come.
912It is a trustworthystatementdeservingfullacceptance.
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed13our hope on 14the livingGod, who is 15the Savior of allmen, especially of believers.
11c16Prescribe and teachthesethings.
1217Let noonelookdown on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, 18love, faith and purity, show yourself 19an exampledof those who believe.
1320Until I come, giveattention to the public 21reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
Do not neglect the spiritualgiftwithin you, which was bestowed on you through22propheticutterance with 23the laying on of hands by the e24presbytery.
15Takepains with thesethings; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
1625Paycloseattention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in thesethings, for as you dothis you will f26ensuresalvationboth for yourself and for those who hear you.