But 1flee from thesethings, you 2man of God, and pursuerighteousness, godliness, 3faith, 4love, aperseverance and gentleness.
125Fight the goodfight of 6faith; 7takehold of the eternallife8to which you were called, and you made the good9confession in the presence of 10manywitnesses.
1311I charge you in the presence of God, who bgiveslife to allthings, and of 12ChristJesus, who testified the 13goodconfession14beforePontiusPilate,
that you keep the commandmentwithoutstain or reproachuntil the 15appearing of our LordJesusChrist,
15which He will cbring about at 16the propertime -He who is 17the blessed and 18onlySovereign, 19the King of dkings and 20Lord of elords,
1621who alonepossessesimmortality and 22dwells in unapproachablelight, 23whomnoman has seenorcansee. 24To Him be honor and eternaldominion! Amen.
17Instructthose who are rich in 25thispresentworld26not to be conceitedor to 27fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, 28who richlysupplies us with allthings to enjoy.
Instruct them to dogood, to be rich in 29goodfworks, 30to be generous and ready to share,
1931storing up for themselves the treasure of a goodfoundation for the future, so that they may 32takehold of that which is lifeindeed.
20O33Timothy, guard34what has been entrusted to you, avoiding35worldly and emptychatter and the opposingarguments of what is falselycalled"knowledge "-
21whichsome have professed and thus 36goneastraygfrom 37the faith. 38Grace be with you.