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1 Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 by the hypocrisy of liars, who are seared in their own conscience, 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 who forbid marrying [and insist on] abstaining from foods that God created for sharing in with thankfulness by those who believe and who know the truth, 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 because everything created by God [is] good and nothing [is to be] rejected [if it is] received with thankfulness, 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 [By] teaching these [things] to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, trained in the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed faithfully. 6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
7 But reject those {worthless myths told by elderly women}, and train yourself for godliness. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 For the training of the body is {somewhat} profitable, but godliness is profitable for everything, [because it] holds promise for the present life and for the [life] to come. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
9 The statement [is] trustworthy and deserving of complete acceptance. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 For to this [end] we labor and suffer reproach, because we have put our hope in [the] living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of believers. 10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
11 Command these [things] and teach [them]. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Let no one look down on your youth, but be an example for the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
13 Until I come, pay attention to the [public] reading, to exhortation, to teaching. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Do not neglect the gift [that is] in you, that was granted to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15 Practice these [things]. Be [diligent] in these [things], in order that your progress may be evident to everyone. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Fix [your] attention on yourself and on your teaching. Continue in them, for [by] doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.