But after the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
He saved us not by works of righteousness which we had done, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration, and by the renewing of the Holy Ghost,
which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
that, being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I enjoin that thou affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.
If a man is a heretic, after the first and second admonition reject him,
knowing that such as he is subverted and sinneth, being condemned by himself.
When I send Artemas unto thee or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me in Nicopolis, for I have determined to winter there.
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
And let our own also learn to perform good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.