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1 Remind your people to submit to rulers and authorities, to obey them, and to be ready to do good in every way. 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
2 Tell them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude toward everyone. 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and wrong. We were slaves to passions and pleasures of all kinds. We spent our lives in malice and envy; others hated us and we hated them. 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 kindness and love of God our Savior was revealed, 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he saved us. It was not because of any good deeds that we ourselves had done, but because of his own mercy that he saved us, through the Holy Spirit, who gives us new birth and new life by washing us. 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 God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that by his grace we might be put right with God and come into possession of the eternal life we hope for. 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. I want you to give special emphasis to these matters, so that those who believe in God may be concerned with giving their time to doing good deeds, which are good and useful for everyone. 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 avoid stupid arguments, long lists of ancestors, quarrels, and fights about the Law. They are useless and worthless. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 Give at least two warnings to those who cause divisions, and then have nothing more to do with them. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 You know that such people are corrupt, and their sins prove that they are wrong. 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 in Nicopolis, because I have decided to spend the winter there. 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 Do your best to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos to get started on their travels, and see to it that they have everything they need. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need.
14 Our people must learn to spend their time doing good, in order to provide for real needs; they should not live useless lives. 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 greetings. Give our greetings to our friends in the faith. God's 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.