Obedience to Authorities
God's Mercy to Us
3For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared: 5Not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost; 6Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior: 7That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs, according to hope of life everlasting. 8It is a faithful saying: and these things I will have thee affirm constantly: that they, who believe in God, may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and vain. 10A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: 11Knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment.
Final Remarks and Greetings
12When I shall send to thee Artemas or Tychicus, make haste to come unto me to Nicopolis. For there I have determined to winter. 13Send forward Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollo, with care, that nothing be wanting to them. 14And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses: that they be not unfruitful.
15All that are with me salute thee: salute them that love us in the faith. The grace of God be with you all. Amen.