31For we alsoonce were foolishourselves, 2disobedient, 3deceived, 4enslaved to 5variouslusts and pleasures, spending our life in 6malice and 7envy, hateful, hatingoneanother.
But when the 8kindness of 9God our Savior and His love for mankind10appeared,
511He saved us, 12not on the basis of deedswhich we have done in righteousness, but 13according to His mercy, by the 14washing of regeneration and 15renewing by the HolySpirit,
616whom He poured out upon us 17richlythroughJesusChrist our Savior,
7so that being justified by His grace we would be made18heirsaaccording to the hope of eternallife.
819This is a trustworthystatement; and concerningthesethings I 20want you to speakconfidently, so that those who have 21believedGod will be careful to 22engage in gooddeeds. Thesethings are good and profitable for men.
But 23avoid24foolishcontroversies and 25genealogies and strife and 26disputes about the Law, for they are 27unprofitable and worthless.
1028Reject a 29factiousman30after a first and secondwarning,
11knowing that such a man is 31perverted and is sinning, beingself-condemned.
12When I sendArtemasor32Tychicus to you, 33makeeveryeffort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to 34spend the winterthere.
13DiligentlyhelpZenas the 35lawyer and 36Apollos on their wayso that nothing is lacking for them.