51He saved us, 2not on the basis of deedswhich we have done in righteousness, but 3according to His mercy, by the 4washing of regeneration and 5renewing by the HolySpirit,
66whom He poured out upon us 7richlythroughJesusChrist our Savior,
7so that being justified by His grace we would be made8heirsaaccording to the hope of eternallife.
89This is a trustworthystatement; and concerningthesethings I 10want you to speakconfidently, so that those who have 11believedGod will be careful to 12engage in gooddeeds. Thesethings are good and profitable for men.
But 13avoid14foolishcontroversies and 15genealogies and strife and 16disputes about the Law, for they are 17unprofitable and worthless.
1018Reject a 19factiousman20after a first and secondwarning,
11knowing that such a man is 21perverted and is sinning, beingself-condemned.
12When I sendArtemasor22Tychicus to you, 23makeeveryeffort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to 24spend the winterthere.
13DiligentlyhelpZenas the 25lawyer and 26Apollos on their wayso that nothing is lacking for them.
1427Our people must alsolearn to 28engage in goodbdeeds to meet 29pressingneeds, so that they will not be 30unfruitful.
1531Allwho are with me greet you. Greetthose who love us 32in the faith. 33Grace be with you all.