But have nothing to do with 1worldly 2fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of 3godliness;
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for 4bodily discipline is only of little profit, but 5godliness is profitable for all things, since it 6holds promise for the 7present life and also for the life to come.
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8It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.
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For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed 9our hope on 10the living God, who is 11the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
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12Prescribe and teach these things.
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13Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, 14love, faith and purity, show yourself 15an example of those who believe.
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16Until I come, give attention to the public 17reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
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Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through 18prophetic utterance with 19the laying on of hands by the 20presbytery.
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Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
21Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will 22ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
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