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1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest 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 perfect courtesy toward all men. 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, hated by men 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 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 deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal 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 poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in 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 you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable 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 avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
10 As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
11 knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas or Tych'icus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicop'olis, 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 Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apol'los on their way; 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 our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. 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 you all. 15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.