11Remind them 2to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be 3ready for everygooddeed,
to malignnoone, 4to be peaceable, 5gentle, 6showingeveryconsideration for allmen.
37For we alsoonce were foolishourselves, 8disobedient, 9deceived, 10enslaved to 11variouslusts and pleasures, spending our life in 12malice and 13envy, hateful, hatingoneanother.
But when the 14kindness of 15God our Savior and His love for mankind16appeared,
517He saved us, 18not on the basis of deedswhich we have done in righteousness, but 19according to His mercy, by the 20washing of regeneration and 21renewing by the HolySpirit,
622whom He poured out upon us 23richlythroughJesusChrist our Savior,
7so that being justified by His grace we would be made24heirsaaccording to the hope of eternallife.
825This is a trustworthystatement ; and concerningthesethings I 26want you to speakconfidently, so that those who have 27believedGod will be careful to 28engage in gooddeeds. Thesethings are good and profitable for men.
But 29avoid30foolishcontroversies and 31genealogies and strife and 32disputes about the Law, for they are 33unprofitable and worthless.
1034Reject a 35factiousman36after a first and secondwarning,
11knowing that such a man is 37perverted and is sinning, beingself-condemned.
12When I sendArtemasor38Tychicus to you, 39makeeveryeffort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to 40spend the winterthere.
13DiligentlyhelpZenas the 41lawyer and 42Apollos on their wayso that nothing is lacking for them.
1443Our people must alsolearn to 44engage in goodbdeeds to meet 45pressingneeds, so that they will not be 46unfruitful.
1547Allwho are with me greet you. Greetthose who love us 48in the faith. 49Grace be with you all.