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1 Make clear to them that they are to put themselves under rulers and authorities, to do what they are ordered, to be ready for every good work, 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
2 To say no evil of any man, not to be fighters, to give way to others, to be gentle in behaviour to all men. 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
3 For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another. 3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
4 But when the mercy of God our Saviour, and his love to man was seen, 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but in the measure of his mercy, he gave us salvation, through the washing of the new birth and the giving of new life in the Holy Spirit, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
6 Which he gave us freely through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 So that, having been given righteousness through grace, we might have a part in the heritage, the hope of eternal life. 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a true saying; and it is my desire that you may give certain witness about these things, so that those who have had faith in God may give attention to good works. These things are good and of profit to men; 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
9 But have nothing to do with foolish questionings, and lists of generations, and fights and arguments about the law; for they are of no profit and foolish. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 A man whose opinions are not those of the church, after a first and second protest, is to be kept out of your society; 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 Clearly he is in error and a sinner, being self-judged. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis: for it is my purpose to be there for the winter. 12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.
13 Send Zenas, the man of law, and Apollos on their journey with all care, so that they may be in need of nothing. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need.
14 And let our people go on with good works for necessary purposes, so that they may not be without fruit. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.
15 All who are with me send you their love. Give our love to our friends in the faith. Grace be with you all. 15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.