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1 Remind the believers to yield to the authority of rulers and government leaders, to obey them, to be ready to do good, 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
2 to speak no evil about anyone, to live in peace, and to be gentle and polite to all people. 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
3 In the past we also were foolish. We did not obey, we were wrong, and we were slaves to many things our bodies wanted and enjoyed. We spent our lives doing evil and being jealous. People hated us, and we hated each other. 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 shown, 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he saved us because of his mercy. It was not because of good deeds we did to be right with him. He saved us through the washing that made us new people through 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 God poured out richly upon us that Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Savior. 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 Being made right with God by his grace, we could have the hope of receiving the life that never ends. 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
8 This teaching is true, and I want you to be sure the people understand these things. Then those who believe in God will be careful to use their lives for doing good. These things are good and will help 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 stay away from those who have foolish arguments and talk about useless family histories and argue and quarrel about the law. Those things are worth nothing and will not help anyone. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 After a first and second warning, avoid someone who causes arguments. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 You can know that such people are evil and sinful; their own sins prove them 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, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to stay there this 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 Do all you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey so 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 use their lives for doing good deeds to provide what is necessary so that their lives will not be useless. 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 greet you. Greet those who love us 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.