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1 Now the Spirit expressly declares that in later times some will fall away from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and the 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 through the hypocrisy of men who teach falsely and have their own consciences seared as with a hot iron; 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 forbidding people to marry, and insisting on abstinence from foods which God has created to be partaken of, with thankfulness, by those who believe and have a clear knowledge of 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 For everything that God has created is good, and nothing is to be cast aside, if only it is received with thanksgiving. 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 by prayer. 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you warn the brethren of these dangers you will be a good and faithful servant of Christ Jesus, inwardly feeding on the lessons of the faith and of the sound teaching of which you have been, and are, so close a follower. 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 worldly stories, fit only for credulous old women, have nothing to do with. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8 Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming. 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 Faithful is this saying and deserving of universal acceptance: 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance
10 and here is the motive of our toiling and wrestling, because we have our hopes fixed on the ever-living God, who is the Saviour of all mankind, and 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 this and teach this. 11 Command and teach these things.
12 Let no one think slightingly of you because you are a young man; but in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, be an example for your fellow Christians to imitate. 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 Till I come, bestow your attention on reading, exhortation and teaching. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14 Do not be careless about the gifts with which you are endowed, which were conferred on you through a divine revelation when the hands of the elders were placed upon you. 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 Habitually practise these duties, and be absorbed in them; so that your growing proficiency in them may be evident to all. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16 Be on your guard as to yourself and your teaching. Persevere in these things; for by doing this you will make certain your own salvation and that of your hearers. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.