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,