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1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, 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 speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to 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, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, despicable, 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 goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by 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 This Spirit he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs according to 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 The saying is sure. I desire that you insist on these things, so that those who have come to believe in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works; these things are excellent and profitable to 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 controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 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 admonition, have nothing more to do with anyone who causes divisions, 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 since you know that such a person is perverted and sinful, being self-condemned. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for 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 Make every effort to send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way, and see that they lack 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 people learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet urgent needs, so that they may not be unproductive. 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 greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with all of you. 15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.