But ahavenothing to do with 1worldly2fablesfitonly for oldwomen. On the otherhand, disciplineyourself for the purpose of 3godliness;
for 4bodilydiscipline is only of littleprofit, but 5godliness is profitable for allthings, since it 6holdspromise for the 7presentlife and also for the life to come.
98It is a trustworthystatementdeservingfullacceptance.
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed9our hope on 10the livingGod, who is 11the Savior of allmen, especially of believers.
11b12Prescribe and teachthesethings.
1213Let noonelookdown on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, 14love, faith and purity, show yourself 15an examplecof those who believe.
1316Until I come, giveattention to the public 17reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
Do not neglect the spiritualgiftwithin you, which was bestowed on you through18propheticutterance with 19the laying on of hands by the d20presbytery.
15Takepains with thesethings; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
1621Paycloseattention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in thesethings, for as you dothis you will e22ensuresalvationboth for yourself and for those who hear you.